For this installment, I’m going to keep it simple. Continue to learn. Throughout my journey, I took copious notes and I still do to this day. I like to keep notebooks that include programs for each client, notes about my coaching and my clients' progress, and information I learn both from my mentors and other sources. I find that it is helpful to reference my notes about a previous session in order to remember specific details about weaknesses and strengths both in my coaching and in my client’s health. So, I suggest, for both coaches and clients, find some sort of system that works for you and don’t ever become too confident. Write, think, and ask questions. After some time coaching, I started to write less thinking I would be unaffected, and it affected me greatly as a coach. So again, I say, don’t ever stop learning. The most often overlooked piece of the coaching profession is continued learning. Credentials are great...until they're outdated. And if you don't keep up with the times, how can you expect to be successful?
With that, here is where this planned series ends. Over the past 3 weeks, I have shared what I what I think it means to be a coach at this point in my life, and I know there will be very different opinions. I am not one to judge and I don’t claim to be right in everything I say, but rather I am here to share my experiences on what has been successful for me and my teammates. This is how I continue to learn. And, in keeping with my theme, I will try to add regular entries about what I learn along my never ending journey, so keep checking back to HH Live!