John Maxwell is an American author, speaker, and pastor who has written more than 60 books, primarily focusing on leadership. In a video (see link below), he talks about some pointers for people who are exploring the possibility of becoming a coach.
John’s video on Intertwining Your Profession With Coaching and Speaking.
If you are one those aspiring coaches, I suggest you take these five simple questions and answer them honestly. This should give you an idea of coaching and communicating is right for you.
Here are my personal answers — with a bit of explanation, of course.
The Five Ls
Yes! I genuinely want to add value to people’s lives. I like being around people, be it in something as ordinary as coaching an amateur basketball team, just making a random comment to an old friend on social media or in having deep conversations with individuals.
Do I listen?
Yes! Although, admittedly, I sometimes do feel that temptation to interject with my opinion, I have become better at sincerely listening to the other person and brushing any judgement aside. I suppose the number of friends who call on me for a quick chat is an indication of my listening skills.
Do I love life and what you are doing?
Yes! I love life! I love wife, my family, my work, my friends… Of course, I have my bad days but in general, I try to enjoy life to the fullest.
Do I learn everyday?
Do I lead well?
Now, this is something I am not too comfortable answering. I would love to say Yes with all certainty. After all, I have been a leader since my days in Youth For Christ, Singles For Christ and even in work. Still, this question is really something only those I’ve led can answer.
How about you?
Do you think coaching is for you? Feel free to leave a comment or message me directly.
Ryan’s top five talent themes are:
Relator, Arranger, Learner, Maximizer and Individualization.
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