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Why coaching might be the career for you

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Struggling to find a career? Do you know so much, but have so little experience?

Everybody was in your shoes at some point, so how did they get started? Well, that’s a very good question. I wish somebody had answered that when I was frantically asking the very same thing a long time ago.

All I can say is: if you have a particular drive or motivation to do something, but you don’t know what it is, or you don’t know where to direct that determination, then perhaps coaching is the way forward for you too. There’s a reason you aren’t happy in your current job; or there may be a reason you’ve been unsatisfied throughout your current bout of job-hunting. Sometimes you just need to change direction and follow your natural instincts. Sometimes you need to embrace your natural skillset, instead of taking the path you think you ‘should’ be taking.

Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach? That’s rubbish.

Coaching is something learned in itself. If you know a lot about life, or simply one particular element on life, then it can be very hard to figure out what you should do with that knowledge. How can it be utilized?

Well, teaching others the things you know is a task that you must approach in the correct way and, once learned, it can lead to other great opportunities in your own life, as well as the lives of those you coach. It’s amazing how far you can go in a few years; I will gladly attest to that.

You’re not the only person out there who’s struggling. Everybody has a weakness.

What you have to realise is that you know things that other people cannot wrap their heads around. Something which has always come to you incredibly easily might be a foreign concept to others.

Does any of this sound familiar? Does this explain that burning hunger you have to do something great?

You have a lot you want to share with the world and coaching is one of the best ways you can do that. Programmes such as those run by Executive Coach International are the perfect place to begin. As soon as you learn how to listen and how to ask the right questions, you’ll be amazed to find that you already have all the answers people need. Once you’ve found your niche, you’ll become something akin to a self-taught expert.

There is no limit to coaching. You might be teaching people the value of perseverance or you might be teaching them how to change their own careers.

Coaching is about helping people achieve their goals and dreams. Ironically, through doing so, you will be achieving your own dreams. It’s a very clever cycle and if you master the art of coaching, you can teach others about the ways in which they might harness or find their drive, determination and motivation; the same motivation it took for you to get to that position. You’ll feel amazing when you realise the power you have to actually help people change.

If this sounds like the path for which you’ve always been searching, then you already have the mindset of a coach.

Have you thought about a career in coaching? Let us know below.

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