Let’s talk about the coaching industry for a moment.
Yep. There’s a lot of slime and a lot of shit and lack of skill and false promises and spiritual appropriation and white girl and guy exploiting whatever. And yes from time to time I get discouraged and want to disassociate from the industry.
Oh and the coaches coaching coaches shame.
I saw yet another post calling this shit out last night. I get it. And personally I think it is misdirected and a rant just out into the wind. If you want to do right by this industry-
Stop focusing on the industry and focus on your clients. There is no industry out there that doesn’t have its share of jerk-wad asshats embarrassing their colleagues and making the industry look bad.
Welcome to the real world coaches.
When we are worried about looking bad, or the image of the industry- we are worried about ourselves. You know what the antidote to this is- serve your clients. Do the work. Serve your clients. One at a time. Love on your people. Grow your skills. Keep learning and serving and helping your clients grow and solve their problems. Be good for them. Put your head down and do the damn job – expect the best of your clients, believe in them, challenge their thinking where needed- draw put their inner power and greatness because THAT is the work.
Quit watching the competition and coach your clients. BE present in your practice.
As coaches, we have the opportunity to impact so much – so much more than lap top lifestyles, or even bottom lines.
When a mother or father passes down a new way of thinking and seeing the world to their children (perhaps listening to their body’s wisdom and trusting themselves), when a wife chooses to see her partner differently and take her own responsibility in the marriage, when a business owner relentlessly dives in to the boring and difficult work of creating a sustaining business of integrity – even when it isn’t glamorous, when a client takes step after step forward -letting fear be irrelevant, when a client does the boring daily practices of rewiring their brains to remember their Divine Essence and power and then begins to move and Be from THAT place….
THIS (and the endless list We could both create) is the work.
Focus on this and the shit of the industry will crumble. Or maybe it won’t. There may always be shit. Stand up and be great for your clients in the work.
And if you are coaching ANY human…even if they are a fellow coach…..you are making an impact on collective thinking, emotional intelligence, and personal development of a human being and that, my friend, is valid.
Carry on with your bad ass self.