Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your queries.
Personally, I use it to monitor new stories / articles on my favourite subjects like (as you might have guessed) coaching. I specifically monitor the keywords “life coach” hoping to learn more about the skills needed to become a better life coach and true to it’s promise, a couple of weeks ago, it led me to an article which taught me a lot…
… that is, a lot of things that I should NOT do!
Check this out article which was in my alerts: I broke up with my life coach
Here are some alarming excerpts:
Yenta sensed the hesitation in my voice. The event felt too religious for me, definitely out of my J-Date comfort zone. “How do you know if you haven’t tried it? You know the first rule: Try something new, you have nothing to lose,” Yenta sang…
“Your email blew me away! With your permission, I’ll send it to a Jewish publication for their New Year’s edition. Maybe one of the readers knows a secular man in New York, another luck strategy,” she wrote….
It’s kind of funny that all the things this “coach” did (setting up your coachee for failure and keeping your dialogue private) were the exact things we discussed as NO-NO’s during our Coaching Workshop at One Core. At the same time, it’s frustrating because she is tarnishing a very respectable vocation (see the comments on the article).
I just hope that, unlike the person in the article, I will be a better example of a real coach and be able to live out the right values as I go through my journey as a coach.
Ryan’s top five talent themes are:
Relator, Arranger, Learner, Maximizer and Individualization.
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