“Coach” is a title I used to avoid.
I am not a fan of fads, and I worried that “coaching” was trendy. So, I’ve been tangling with the coach title since 1999 when someone told me that there was a name for what I was already doing.
Truth be told, I have been a coach since the early 80s, only we didn’t give it that title. We called it “sales trainer.”
I was lucky to work for This End Up Furniture Co., a business whose values matched mine. One of the core aspects I loved about TEU in the early days was the philosophy that we are all just human beings. So, rather than have a customer/salesperson relationship, why not have a human-to-human relationship?
What a concept!
I found that the title “coach” implies such a human-to-human relationship. One individual collaborating with another to realize success.
I have since collaborated with individuals, entrepreneurs, and companies who have a desire to grow, shift, and even dance toward their life vision.
I am immensely grateful and proud to be a part of this pioneering effort, which provides a gentle guide to usher you to your inner strengths and talents. Some call this your “inner guru,” others simply “finding yourself.”
I am proud to be such a guide.
I am a coach.
- Why do I need a coach? (inspirednavigation.com)