Everyone needs a coach.
Professional athletes have coaches their entire careers. There is never a time when a pro athlete says “I know all I need to know”.
I’m lucky in my life to have coaches that appear in real life and book format. Yesterday I had a phone follow up conference with one of the external coaches working with our corporation. I was able to unpack my own coaching and get some pushes from her to refine my craft. One of the benefits I adored about my TAP framework training and experience was the ongoing coaching support I received. Christie watched me teach lessons, watched me deliver PD, revised my paperwork and made me a better coach because she honed my skills and helped me overcome deficits.
Another way I’ve been coached in the past two weeks is by listening to the audiobook You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero. I ripped through this book. I even chose to listen to it over my podcasts! That is saying something! I loved her style. The book is read by the author and I laughed out loud. The best part is the book forced me to hear some great advice that was just what I needed to hear right now.
Yesterday I had a real life meeting with another consultant and my curriculum director. We had such a great professional conversation about teaching and researchers and past experiences and people in the professional field that we all knew. I love those types of conversations and it’s so enriching to me. I wish I had them more often.
This year I feel like we have a wheel of consultants! Right now we have 5. There are so many that I forget sometimes which meeting and consultant we are talking about!
Another coach for me is Emily P. Freeman and her podcast The Next Right Thing. She is nourishing to me. A new podcast came out today if you are interested in giving her a listen! The title is “Look for Arrows (Not Answers)”.
Who are the coaches in your life?
This is a great TED talk about coaches!