Have you ever had a job where you saw one of your co-workers—or perhaps a boss—just going through the motions? Isn’t it easy to tell when someone would rather be somewhere else? Maybe it has been you once, daydreaming in a class or at a company meeting. All of these things are signs that you are not passionate about your job. And if you aren’t passionate about what you are doing, you are going to run into a whole lot of problems, and sooner than later. That’s why it is important to make sure that you are in a coaching niche that you are passionate about and want to thrive in. If you are passionate about relationship coaching but are instead focused on something you don’t have a passion for—say, coaching executives—you aren’t going to be able to reach your give it your all and reach your full potential.
Find Something That You Are Both Passionate About And Good At
There are plenty of things that you might be passionate about, but they might not necessarily be things that you are good at, and that people are willing to pay for. Maybe you are passionate about singing, but you aren’t good enough at it for people to pay to hear what you create. The same kind of concept applies to coaching. Perhaps you are passionate about health and fitness, but you aren’t well versed enough to be paid as a health and wellness coach. This might seem difficult at first, but the good thing is that you can always improve at something you are passionate about, because you will be willing to put in the time, effort, and dedication necessary to get better. If you are passionate about health and wellness, you can learn more, get certifications through training, and eventually become a good health and wellness coach that your clients are willing to pay for. The problem is when people try to go all out for something that they aren’t passionate about—that’s when problems arise.
Get Feedback From Your Clients
Just because you have a passion for something doesn’t mean that you going to be right 100 percent of the time. It is important to get feedback from your coaching clients about what is working for them and what isn’t. Learning and growing is important, and you can’t always do that from new trainings. Sometimes figuring out what is and what isn’t working for your clients is the best way to evaluate your own performance and see what needs to change. Make sure that you are continually learning and refining what you do on a regular basis so that your clients are getting the absolute best.
Regina Fasold is a seasoned Executive Coach and Leadership Expert. Her extensive professional background and her 10+ years of experience as a Global Executive Coach have allowed her to assist over 300 senior executives in corporations throughout the United States and in over 25 countries around the world.