Have you ever coached someone? What about a team perhaps or someone in the workplace?
Having a positive coach can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling ways to learn new things and change your life. And being a coach or a mentor to someone can be truly transformational.
If you ever want to really solidify your knowledge in an area of expertise, try teaching someone. Trust me, you’ll be blown away about how much you personally learn when you coach, mentor or teach other people.
One of the best aspects I’ve learned from my time as a life coach and coaching people everyday in my business is that your level enthusiasm and positivity will directly affect the outcomes of those you are coaching.
When I reflect back on some of the greatest coaches I’ve had throughout my life – whether they’ve been sports coaches or business coaches, I always remember those ones who shared their knowledge with passion and clearly loved what they did.
You see, coaching isn’t all about being the most knowledgeable source on a given topic. The best coaches will guide people to the answers themselves, rather than just giving it all away. That way, the next time they are uncertain of something, they have been shown HOW to figure it out for themselves.
As the old saying goes,
‘Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he will eat forever.’
I’ve travelled the world to learn from some of the most life-changing and inspirational coaches around. And I don’t regret the time or energy that I’ve had to put in to learn from these people, because often one of the greatest gifts you get from coaching is the opportunity to be surrounded by people who are living the kind of life you are hoping to achieve.
Those we surround ourselves with are the greatest reflections of who we are and who we hope to become. I choose to surround myself with truly transformational coaches and mentors because they continue to alter the course of my life and my business.
So the next time you feel stuck or trapped in a situation and feel like you need some guidance, start to look for examples of people in your field that are doing exceptional things. Find out how they got there, who they met on the way and what their secrets are. You won’t regret it.
I’m Natasha Zuvela, if you’d like to find out more about how coaching can change your life, we’d love to hear from you.