For the past year I’ve been writing and telling you that I’m a Health Coach. I’ve tried to explain what that means by giving examples of what I do in an effort to explain the concept of coaching. In hindsight I believe it came across as if I simply give advice and share information.
Guess what? THAT IS COMPLETELY WRONG!
No wonder it’s been hard and at times it has felt overwhelming and focused on sales, not service.
Recently I’ve come to realize that coaching is something that is best EXPERIENCED, not explained.
I used to cringe when people asked me “what do you do?” And no matter how may times I wrote and practiced my “elevator speech” something just never connected for me. It felt sales-y and inauthentic.
So enough with all of that! NO MORE!
The next time I receive the question “what do you do?” or “what’s a health coach?” my answer will be short and sweet:
I HOLD A SPACE FOR PEOPLE TO CREATE THEIR OWN MIRACLES
The step after that bold statement is to determine if the person asking is someone I WANT to work with; if so, I will invite them to have a 1-2hr coaching session with me – for FREE!
Let’s be clear: My professional goal is to empower people to heal their bodies and then get on with the rest of their lives and tackle the most audacious goals they can imagine. For that to be true, I want to work with committed, interesting and EXTRAORDINARY people who are looking to make a huge IMPACT in their lives and the lives of others.
This is indeed a 180-degree shift from the way I’ve been operating as a Health Coach thus far. I haven’t been doing it wrong up until now; I’ve been learning and growing. And maybe this new idea won’t exactly pan-out the way I envision either, that’s OK. As my mentors Stacey Morgenstern and Carey Peters say:
THERE IS NO FAILURE, JUST FEEDBACK
I leave you with this: who would you be and what would you accomplish in your life if you felt healthy, happy and energized? Hit reply to this message and share it with me, what do you have to lose and what might you gain instead??