Coaching is practically done to get results either as a personal brand or a business brand. A change from a not-so-good situation to a wow- this-is-so-cool situation is more or less one of the benefits of having a coach.
A coach is a direct accountability partner. If taking so much sweets give me toothache and I reach out to a doctor, he’d certainly help. Won’t he? Yes, that’s similar to what a coach does. They help you deal with the problem and get a result.
Being a coach is a responsibility. It is beyond the portfolio and the recognition that comes with it.
Being a coach means “Result with Proof”.
If you have a problem getting your manuscript finished, reaching out to a book project coach is the right thing to do. He would definitely guide you to getting it finished.
Coach (guidance – problem) = solution (result).
However, most students wish coaches knew these five things below:
- Your strategies may not work for everyone in your class, ask for students’ expectations when they get onboard your class. Honestly, all your students may not practice what you’ve taught but give it your best shot.
- Credibility is not only built on expertise. Expertise without results is as good as nothing. Ask for reviews at the end of your trainings; paid or free. Don’t feel bad if you get negative feedbacks. These feedbacks help you fuel the fire. Go back to your drawing board. Sit down and submit to intense learning. Come back better.
- Being a coach doesn’t mean you know it all. YOU DO NOT KNOW IT ALL. All you know is the tip of the iceberg. There’s still more grounds to cover. This is one thing Eno Sam of bewaafrica.com is highly respected for. She is a professional, yet she understands that everyone is on a learning path. Even with your expertise, learn. New things come out every day and what you know might probably become outdated in the next one hour. Having an open mind to personal development upgrade will keep your followers. It will make them stick with you.
- It’s not all about the money: Give value and get committed to impacting lives. Don’t always sell. Educate, enlighten and entertain your followers. Human beings are not machines and so, you should prioritize appealing to their emotions before their analytical sides. Engage with people who react or comment on your posts. Reply your messages too. Connect with people and build relationships. Your freebies should not be shabby. Value them the same way you value paid classes.
- KNOW WHAT YOU CLAIM! You can’t wake up one day to become the content developer, content project consultant, graphics designer and millionaire marketer that you wish to be. It takes time, process, results and recommendations to get to that point. Want to know the amazing thing about this? You still learn every day. When you say you know a thing, make sure you actually do. Impressions really matter especially if it’s a first time impression. Never make too much promises when you can’t fulfill them. The rule of the game is sticking to what you know. Imagine a ballet teacher who can’t strike some moves. Such a horrible thought yeah?
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