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Believe in your heart you are meant for this.

At first glance, coaching seems like a lot of work. Sure, you've got knowledge and experience to share, but is it worth it?

"Does coaching work? Yes. Good coaches provide a truly important service.
They tell you the truth when no one else will.”

Jack Welch

Definitely! Coaching changes lives in ways you cannot possibly imagine. There are some really interesting benefits to becoming a coach you might not have considered. Here's some to think about:

It's Motivational:  I have found, when I'm coaching a client, they tend to feel pretty inspired after a session. Why shouldn't they? They're getting a lot of support and encouragement but this is a two-way street. Often enough, I'll find myself motivated by the process as much as they are. It's pretty awesome to be able to help others!

Coaching makes you think: Your client is likely to be full of questions. This is a good thing, as these questions will get you thinking about how you got where you are now. Also, explaining the process becomes a great refresher for you and can even stir some new thoughts about how you're doing things now. It might be you'll even gain some fresh insights and ideas by rehashing the past with someone else.

Coaching keeps you up to date: You can't possibly help someone else if you are not aware of the shifts and changes in the world around you. You'll find yourself paying attention to today's conversations. Whether it's keeping up with news in a business or academic field or learning the latest parenting tips and hacks, you're going to come away with more knowledge than you had when you started.

Coaching re-ignites your passion: How have you been feeling about the path you're on right now? Even if you're feeling pretty satisfied in your life, everyone gets an off day now and again. When this happens, it's time to spend time with your clients. Why? Because seeing their enthusiasm as they follow their dreams can help you re-discover passion for your own.

Finally, if you still need one more reason, consider this. Coaching is such a wonderful way to give back to the world. It's a way you can say thanks to those who helped you get where you are right now and help others follow their dreams!

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