|Posted on April 27, 2019 at 3:10 PM|
Every now and then, everyone can use some coaching. Whereas some people need coaching because they are stuck, others need it to grow to a different level or gain different insights. When I started dating my boyfriend, who is a life coach, I did not want to be coached. Even though I had been experiencing some complications in the work setting for some years, this was not something I needed a coach for. To me, a coach resembled a therapist, and my problems were definitely not serious enough for therapy.
Then, last year I was offered an opportunity at work in which I could indicate what I needed to progress further towards my goal. I chose to ask for a coach. By now, we have had some conversations and I now see the benefits of having a coach. A coach is no therapist, a coach is more like a speaking partner when you need to regain overview, or get a small nudge in the back. In the meantime, I have read coaching books, spoken to coaches, watched podcasts and webinars, been a member of coaching groups, and much more. There are all types of coaches, even coaches who coach coaches, and it is not restricted to a certain person or problem either.
I now see that having a coach is no shame. In a way, I have been coaching my students, pupils, friends and colleagues for years. With my educational agency, I also hope to help, train and coach individuals and companies who are open to my help. Whether it concerns an individual needing help in choosing the right educational path, a company setting up an educational department or a school wishing for a critical look at their system, I would love to search for the solution together.