There's a perception amongst a lot of the emerging coaches I talk to that they can't be 'out there' as a great coach unless you have it all together.
In this months The Coaches edition of the Work Happy Coaching Podcast, Toni McLellan and I discuss this very issue - do you have to have it all together to be a great coach?
Toni and I discuss how this misconception has come about - through
- social media
- the desire to be putting your best self out there
- and how not wanting to be bitching, griping, wet blanket downer on the world can mean that the edited reality some of the more prominent coaches put out into the world gives a skewed and unrealistic image of what life is like.
"You don't want to be the sad sack story who's whining and doing a 'dear diary' but you do want to be vulnerable and honest and share what scared you and share what you learned." Toni McLellan
"The thing that doesn't get talked about enough is how much you as a coach learn from your clients; How much self development you get yourself, how many realizations.... what a privilege it is to be with that person while they're making changes in their lives." Jo Casey Tweet This
"No matter how much you strive for in your life, you're never going to have it all figured out. I don't think that anyone is supposed to have it all figured out. That's part of our purpose here - to keep developing." Toni McLellan Tweet This
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