Putting yourself out there as a new coach can bring up a lot. Becoming a coach is such an act of courage because of this. You’re going to feel the fear but you’re going to put yourself out there anyway. Luckily, as a coach, we’re equipped with the tools that will support us through these challenging times. As with any coaching tools though, we have to be reminded to lean on them!
So this podcast episode is here to serve as a reminder. You can listen to the podcast on the player below and then be sure to subscribe to the show on Itune or Stitcher so as to never miss an episode:
Listen in as I share:
The one question I begin with each new student to Mama Bliss Coaching School – what would be the worst thing that can happen if we put ourselves out there as a coach? And then of course the flip side to that question: What is the best thing that can happen to you as a coach?
Then ask yourself the question – is this worth the risk? Chances are very good that it is. Lean on this revelation when the fear creeps in!
Borrow from what has worked in the past. How have you overcome a fear in an other area of your life that you can apply here? This might take some creativity or simply repeat the mantra that you used to self-soothe.
Be very clear with your boundaries. Much of this fear typically originates from relinquishing control. We can’t control what our clients do, or the attitude they come to us with, in a coaching session. We can control how clear we are with what we can deliver, expectations, showing up professionally and helping them feel held. If you offer next steps, the onus is on them to take them or come to you when they feel stuck. Other than that, you have arrived in their life at this point in time for a reason.
I worked with loads of coaches and they have served a specific purpose and supported me a through a specific challenge. That’s the power of niching!
Coaching works on such a visceral level. Trust that while you might not feel that you are helping, much of the impact of the coaching session is indescribable and will be carried out to benefit so many other areas of your client’s life you can’t even imagine. You just have to trust that they will receive what they need from the session if they are willing to show up.
Get clear on the types of struggles you’d like to support your clients through and then find extra education for yourself via specific training or self-led with books and finding a mentor.
Adjust and pivot your coaching niche as you feel more confident on who you want to help and in what ways. In order to do this though is you have to get out there and coach!
And there are so many niches to choose from! Like that last point, it’s just important that you start somewhere and then course correct as you experience more coaching session. If you would like a starting off point be sure to grab my FREE download – 50 Coaching Niches for Moms – and it includes instant access to a 15 minute audio training to help get your niche-getting motor running!