Hi, it’s Stacey Ashley here from @ashleycoaching. Today what I want to talk to you about are three essential ingredients to becoming a coach.
Coaching is more than just deciding to be a coach. I think that you really need to make a commitment to yourself and the people around you. If you’re going to apply coaching, then, you know, prepare yourself. Become equipped.
- The first thing to think about is, if you’re a leader who wants to add coaching into your tool kit or if you’re exploring actually becoming a coach or adding coaching to say a training business or something like that, then equip yourself. Get some skills. What got you here won’t get you there? Really add some skills into your tool kit
- The second thing is that you need to have a desire or a want to help people. To help them to grow and to learn and to develop. And to be invested in that because really coaching is a people business. It’s a people process. It’s a being process. It’s all about people and so there really needs to be something that you want to do, is to help people
- The third thing that I believe is critical in becoming a coach is the work that you do on yourself. Lots of reflection, lots of holding the mirror up and having a really good look and acknowledging what’s there. And then deciding what you like and what maybe needs some work and actually doing the work. That may be taking feedback on from others and accepting it as the gift that it is, and looking at what that information shares with you and what you can do with it and how it can help you to grow and to learn.
Coaching is … Whoever you speak to who is a coach will tell you that coaching is a learning journey and we just keep on learning. Coaches are some of the greatest learners in the world. Part of that is because we need to have so much in our tool kits and so much in our life experience that we always have something to offer the people that we’re working with.
If you have those three things, I think you’re well on the way to being a coach.
This is Stacey Ashley from Ashley Coaching and I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.