When I started on my coaching journey I ebbed from one style to the other as I sought to find my coaching voice. Here are the paradoxes I explored, the mistakes I made, and the lessons I learnt.
As my pregnant belly becomes more obtrusive, I've noticed coaches treat me differently than before. Here are 4 good coaching qualities I've observed that should be the norm for everyone.
Since the use of analogy is ubiquitous in the human experience, it makes sense to consider how best to maximize their power in our teaching and coaching. Read on for a few suggestions:
Although most people understand the relevance of anatomy and physiology, few people understand the process of scientific reasoning that may be the most valuable tool that can be applied to coaching.
When I'm in anticipation of coaching a seminar I go to a very dark and insecure place. At least I did until a realization I had this past weekend about myself and what I have to offer.
As a coach, you likely have a multitude of plaques on your walls displaying a variety of certifications - but those do not make you a great coach. To be a great coach you must inspire me.
You've probably heard finding a niche is a good business move, but there's a good and a bad way to do it. Here are five things to avoid while exploring a new specialty.
It happens all the time - coaches who are cheerleaders, not leaders. How does a coach not say “no” or stop a movement? How does a coach not give coaching?
The parable of the Maharaja and the elephant is just like how we should approach training our clients. Getting the entire picture first, before we decide a plan of action. See the whole elephant.
What is "programming?" Programming, simply stated, is the workouts your trainer gives you. On a deeper level, it's the expertise, science, and passion in your coach transcribed onto paper.
In part two of my series on becoming a personal trainer we're going to focus on part most people are less comfortable with - the fact that successful trainers think of themselves as a business.
Here in Australia 10% of personal trainers leave the fitness industry every year. Only 1% make it to 15 years in this job. So as a 1%-er, here's my advice on how to become a successful PT.
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