Coaches Need Coaching | Your Goals Matter as Well
For some, it may seem a strange concept. The idea that a fully qualified, experienced and competent trainer/coach would hire another fellow coach to help them with their training, nutrition or both. ‘Why do you need a coach surely you know what you need to do?’ A question which I am sure a few trainers/coaches may have been asked when hiring a coach.
However, when you see the value in what you do you and realise what your clients gain from your services you also become aware what you could gain from hiring a coach.
If you are a trainer and practice what you preach you will be serious about your goals and want to make progress but also understand that by having someone else in your corner can be an invaluable tool on the path to success.
The coach might not necessarily re-educate you on training or nutrition but they will use their unbiased eye to understand what is best for you to make progress, help keep you motivated, use their experience to guide you but almost most important keep you accountable and ensure you adhere to the plan.
In addition to the above hiring, a coach may also help when you have a few questions about your own practice.
When a coach is so engrossed in doing all they can to help their 25 clients on their own books it's comforting to know that someone else is doing exactly the same for you.
Coaches and trainers are often very good at giving valid and applicable advice but may sometimes struggle to implement a few of these strategies to their own situation.
I currently work with a coach and have been coached when prepping for photo shoots as I see the value and what to do the best as I can.
So, if you are reading this and are a coach or a trainer are you making progress with your goals or are you as guilty as some of your clients?
The accountability of working with a coach is also something you can’t really put a price on. Particularly if you find yourself going around in circles and not really achieving much.
There is nothing more rewarding than helping your clients succeed but just ensure it doesn’t come at the cost of your goals.