My favorite days as of late are the days on which a student at The Coaching Guild wraps up all the requirements and finishes on the day they do a…
Most clients assume their coach is bound by confidentiality requirements and must have met some basic training standards to work with clients. The lack of training requirements or oversight is an insider secret most coaches do not want to talk about in a public space. A lot of coaches benefit from what clients do not know.
Our industry learned that performative anti-racism got you some attention. More than a few coaches coopted anti-racism language into their marketing messages. Having a Black Lives Matter banner around your profile photo became a badge of social proof that you were one of the good ones- and we all want people to know we are one of the good ones, right?
I was in discussion with someone recently who told me that any training program in the coaching space would ultimately turn into a coaching clique because people are program loyal, and coaches love strong connections. It will surprise no one when I say I strongly disagree.
I am bored to death with all the talk in the coaching industry about making all the huge dollars. Sure, that is a thing. I am getting myself some of…
I began seeing clients before graduation and am happy to say that I feel strong in the tools I have gained in this last year.
ur instructor is bold and brilliant. Kevin Anthony Johnson is the best of the best, and we are blessed to have him. Emotional intelligence is one of those things we tend to take for granted. Ask pretty much anyone, especially a coach, and they will tell you, they both understand emotional intelligence and are naturally highly emotionally intelligent - and while that might be true, the rare opportunity to study with someone who masters this body of work is priceless.
Yes, you can get a weekend certification to be a coach. You can take an online course for $90 in ninety days and get a paper to hang on your wall that says you are a master coach. You can coach with NO training at all and no apologies. Just because you can does not mean you should. We do not need to lower the standards to accommodate more people who want to call themselves a coach. We do not owe anyone certifications or membership cards. We need to eliminate more than we embrace BECAUSE being a coach is more than just a calling. It is a responsibility.
Coaching is dominated by white women; Lisa is dedicated to training and empowering people from across the broad spectrum of humanity. She provides this much-needed service while continuing to demonstrate the humility needed to be the life-long learners all of us should strive to become. All that, and she remains accessible for her students' needs, not only those related to their coaching practices, but also their lives.
Something is happening at The Coaching Guild right now, and by something, I mean the single most important thing. We are graduating students. The first group of students has finished…