Training and certifying coaches for years, I hear two distinct references about great coaches and their ability to coach
You can train to be a great coach
Great coaches are born, not trained
Both are true, you can train to be a great coach and the best coaches are born to be coaches. And I would add another,
Life can call and make you the best coach
Let’s take a look at these ideas, digging a little deeper
You can train to be a great coach
Coaching, like any other trained profession, can be learned. The skills can be taught and learned in a classroom setting. In this respect, any good student could learn to be a great coach, technically.
Trained coaches are advised to discover and find a specialty, an area to focus their particular expertise, to specialize in a particular type of coaching.
You are born a great coach
In my practice, I see many people who are “born coaches.” What does it mean to be born a coach? It simply means that you may not have trained to be a coach but it is something you’ve done your whole life. And if you’ve come to this planet to be a coach, you’ve been coaching as long as you can remember and usually have a specialty.
If you came to this planet to be a coach, a quick review of the types of people who have been attracted to you for a particular type of advice, indicates your pre-destined target audience. For instance, if people have been drawn to you for advice on their love lives, then it’s pretty plain to see, you came here with the divine assignment of being a relationship coach.
Life made you the best coach
This type of coach is highly specialized and trained by life, sometimes the most tragic training and learnings from life have qualified you to be one of the few people with such unique terrestrial training, that most likely could never be taught in the classroom.
The training has likely taken place along a hard, treacherous road travelled by others, but you, though beaten and bruised (either physically or emotionally) have come out on the other side of this episode of life, successfully, with a positive perspective.
In this scenario, life has given you qualifications to help others navigate circumstances and challenges which you have first-hand experience with.
In most cases the life-trained best coaches are the most reluctant because it is understandable that their self-confidence might be somewhat lacking following their life’s struggle, and they are haunted by negative self-talk, such as not being worthy or well-educated in their imposed field of study.
Why else do you think life would have selected you to endure this harrowing experience?
Could it be that you have been hand-picked to be the lighthouse, beaming your message of hope and support to others who may be experiencing the same traumatic experiences, right now?
It was no accident that you were chosen to weather this storm, because no one is more qualified to offer hope to others going through what you went through.
These people are looking for you, right now.
Will they be able to find you?
They may not be able to make it without you…
The longer you put off answering the call, the more they will suffer. Wouldn’t you have wanted someone, like you, to offer hope and support?
What time is now for you to accept your divine assignment?
It’s time for you to “Coach Up,” and answer the call.