Being a Coach

Being a Coach

 

When I entered into the online internet marketing business I decided that I wanted to introduce myself to the world as a “business coach”. I thought that title had a nice ring to it..Kind of catchy. I observed the activity that existed on line. I could see that the greatest value I could offer to individuals was solutions. People online were pushing to achieve success in their personal and business endeavors. They sought products, services, and counsel to nurture them along the way. There are many individuals that exist online today that consider themselves coaches or consultants. Some have amassed great fortunes at the expense of others with their self-proclaimed titles, but they have left the greater community still starving. Some have proven to be “the real deal” as they have changed and impacted the lives of others. They have successfully transitioned people to the success that they desire. I decided that I must first earn the right to make a statement of fact that I have the knowledge base in an area of expertise that could prove to be beneficial in someones life. I know that my life is of purpose. I know that I am Blessed to Be a Blessing. I have positioned myself to be accessible to those that seek my wisdom in the areas that I may provide resourceful value to assist them in their endeavors. 

What is a coach?

A coach can be many things to many different people. A coach is a teacher, a
mentor, a role model, sometimes a friend and confidant. 

Most of all, a coach must be positive.

The Act of Coaching 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Coaching is a training or development process via which an individual is supported while achieving a specific personal or professional competence result or goal. The individual receiving coaching may be referred to as coachee. Occasionally, the term coaching may be applied to an informal relationship between two individuals where one has greater experience and expertise than the other and offers advice and guidance as the other goes through a learning process, but coaching differs from mentoring by focusing upon competence specifics, as opposed to general overall development.

Some coaches use a style in which they ask questions and offer opportunities that will challenge the coachee to find answers from within him/herself. This facilitates the learner to discover answers and new ways of being based on their values, preferences and unique perspective.

I have discovered it is the responsibility of a coach to continue to elevate their knowledge base so that they can competitively provide the highest offering to their clients. The expansion of their knowledge base is accomplished by the furthering of their education in their area of offering.  It is also accomplished through practical working experiences. We often learn as we do, then we teach. A coach may find themselves  being coached through experiences. The coach often learns as they coach.

An effective coach is passionate about their offering. They like what they do. They take delight in sharing with others. They care about the success that others achieve from their knowledge base.

There are GREAT coaches in the world today…………The Great coaches have earned their stripes.

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I am an Indiana based Christian, Husband, Father, and prior Us Air Force Veteran. I originally began my marketing career in the 1990′s as I embraced a joint opportunity with my parents in support of their marketing efforts with a major corporation. I secured a distributorship and worked it sparingly. My activities were more focused on the indirect mentoring I was receiving through them from some of the big leaders in the business. Being connected to my parents success positioned me to meet great people of leadership. It was exciting for me to see the lifestyles they lived as they traveled all over the world sharing their success and implanting dreams, visions, and possibilities in the lives of others. I too saw the chance to diverse and secure my family’s future. I later independently changed direction trying my skills at offering various products and services with some success. What I discovered was that there are others just like me that were looking for a “niche” to attract others of interest to add value in their lives. In 2010, I came to the realization that people weren’t just looking for “stuff” and those that had “stuff” were looking for “solutions”. People are seeking the most effective means of presenting an offering. People want to know “how” to market. People want to become successful in their efforts.(whatever success means to them) The balance in that equation is not just self gratification, It becomes of value when you can help others. I realized that it is of my God given gift to be of purpose to others. I realized that there are Great People in the world whom are doing Great Things. I have had the privilege to meet several of them. It delights my spirit to be remembered and valued as one of those people. So there came about a paradigm shift within me….. I have channeled into areas of marketing that I feel are good resources to help empower people. Along with those resources I offer my consulting and advisement as a result of the training and knowledge that I have received over my tenure in marketing and promoting. I engage with Business to Business groups I support local companies and organizations I support non for profit groups I support help organizations I collaborate with individuals and companies assisting with promotions, advertising, and branding I recognize people,companies, and groups whom are making a difference in the world right now. Simply Put….I Care…..I am Concerned… I am Sincere….I will take Action Three things: 1. Building Relationships Embracing the opportunity to take the time to get to know who people are and what they have to offer. 2. Creating Alliances To not be bias or prejudice against other offerings if they have merit, good intent, and integrity. 3. Referral Marketing To jointly assist others in promoting good products and services that could be a benefit to someone 4.Living Life to Make a Difference in the world To leave a lasting impression on someone that life for them became better as a result of knowing me. The world is a very big place. There is room enough for us all to exist. We should help, support, and encourage to success. We should build up and not tear down. There is GREATNESS in us all….Let’s Embrace it! At the end of the day there are only (3) things that run through the minds of people when they meet you Who You Are…. What Do You Have… And, Why They Should Want It….. Be of Value To Others Much Success