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What’s a Coach?

Updated: Aug 11, 2020

Whenever someone asks me something like, “So what exactly do you do as a coach?” I have a hard time answering in one sentence. There's SO much I want to say, and I end up saying things (which are all true!) like, “I help you get from where you are to where you want to be,” or “I help you be the best version of yourself,” or “I help you manage your mind and rewire your thoughts, by noticing and deliberately choosing the right ones that will serve you, which influences your emotions, and then your actions and then your results.”

Honestly, I find it hard to sum up what a good coach can do for someone, because it’s so vast. I honestly believe everyone could use a coach.

But recently I came across this line for the job description of a coach, and it really resonated with me:

We witness the greatness of our client and call forth their best.

We witness the greatnessI found this so impactful. In fact, in one of my coaching textbooks, it says that the coach has “unconditional high regard for their client.” It’s KNOWING that you are already great. That you already have so much to offer and are so capable.

Call forth their best—It’s just a matter of bringing that out and letting that shine.

Which got me thinking … isn’t that similar to parenting? What if we looked at mothering as “witnessing the greatness of our children and calling forth their best”?

Instead of, “My kids are so whiny, or tantrumy, or undisciplined, or … ” it’s “They have greatness. I have unconditional high regard for them, and now I just have to bring that out.”

Powerful stuff.

Let’s commit to a week of looking at the people in our life that way. What if you looked at the people in your life as already great? What if you had unconditional high regard for the people around you? What if you looked at YOURSELF that way—with unconditional high regard?


Hey! I'll give you an hour of my life to help you transform yours! Pretty cool, right? You can email me and we'll set something up.


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