Why have a coach?

“Coaching is partnering with clients ina thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximise their personal and professional potential”.

I’m very lucky to be on the Bulletproof coaches training programme. I’m learning how to get better sleep, manage weight control, advise on the best supplements out there, to increase your energy and athletic performance.

Here’s the International Coach Federation (ICF) definition:

‘Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximise their personal and professional potential.’

As a person, you already have many of the answers and often need someone just to unlock them for you. Once those avenues are exhausted, it may then be the right time to offer up a hack or solution you weren’t aware of.

I just want someone to tell me what to do…

Do you really? This is a trainer – I’m also a qualified personal trainer.

A trainer has its place once coaching has occurred but how often do you respond when someone just tells you what to do?

You have to be ready to accept that training, otherwise most people simply don’t respond or ignore the advice.

Count up your New Year resolutions you’ve not really stuck to…

I just want to learn all of the life hacks you know… I want to lose weight, get my health back, feel full of energy and have a fulfilling career, familiar?

I heard a great quote from one of my coaches the other day.

“Coaching is the ultimate hack – it’s the framework through which other hacks are identified and can occur, and the skills are hacks in themselves” Ronit LeMon Drobey – Bulletproof Coach Trainer

The ultimate, aim of a good coach is to make you resourceful so that you can find out the answers yourself and are not wholly reliant, like in a trainer/client relationship.

You mean you’ve got a Coach?

Sure do, I had coaches at school, I’ve got a specialist weight training coach. I’ve had, in my opinion, the top 2 triathlon coaches in the country (Nick Dunn and Adam Gibson).

The stuff I’ve learnt from all of those guys, has massively influenced how I work.

I’ve been coached by Buddhist monks and life coaches…

Societies, since the dawn of time, had their shaman, priests and similar people who passed down knowledge from their forebears and also learnt from other cultures. Without coaches, this information will simply be lost.

Some of the lessons we are now learning are really just lost information we’ve either ignored or looking at in a new light.

Has modern medicine answered all of your problems? No, not for me either…

I’ve been hacking my life for a long time and it has paid massive dividends.

You want someone who has walked the walk rather than just read a lot of books.