Why Should You Be a Coach?

Of all the professions to choose from, you’ve decided that you want to be a coach. Congratulations! You’re about to journey down an exciting path toward one of the most rewarding careers in existence. However, before you get started, it might be worthwhile to examine your true reasons for wanting to pursue a coaching career. Why? Because your authenticity is the first element to your success as a coach. Before committing your time and effort, you want to be sure that your interests and motivations align with the true nature of the profession. Here are four traits that every successful and authentic coach has in common.

EXPERTISE

If you’re an expert in a specific area or concentration, you may make a great coach in that field. Perhaps you’re a business professional who has reached the pinnacle of your career. The work that once excited and motivated you may now be a source of boredom and dread. You need a new focus—one where you can share your knowledge...

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