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Episode 166: Capability vs. Capacity in Your Coaching Practice

Today I’m talking about the difference between capability and capacity, how it might inform your work inside your coaching practice, and what to consider when building a sustainable business.

166: Capability vs Capacity in Your Coaching Practice

It's frustrating to recognize that we simply don't have the internal resources we need to take action despite having the capability to do so. Most of us are highly-capable individuals who know how to show up as coaches, serve our people, and help them create their desired changes.

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Show Notes

It’s frustrating to recognize that we simply don't have the internal resources we need to take action despite having the capability to do so.

Most of us are highly-capable individuals who know how to show up as coaches, serve our people, and help them create their desired changes. That passion drives us to keep growing and doing more, but the problem arises when we don’t check in with ourselves and get honest about our capacity.

Today I’m talking about the difference between capability and capacity and how it might inform your work inside your coaching practice. I’m sharing the difficult yet necessary decisions I’ve recently made to respect my current capacity while still growing and scaling a business I love, how I think about capacity vs. capability, old beliefs that came up when I decided to step back, why these decisions are necessary for building a sustainable coaching practice, and more. Enjoy the episode!

Topics covered

  • How feelings of exhaustion and burnout might be affecting your coaching practice
  • Why sustainable visibility matters personally and in our businesses
  • The intentions behind the episodes I’ve shared in the past four weeks
  • Differentiating between capability and capacity
  • Issues that arise when our capability exceeds our capacity
  • Recognizing that saying yes often requires us to learn to say no
  • The difficult decisions I had to make to revise my plans for the remainder of 2023
  • The aspects of my business that I’m most passionate about
  • Changes I’ve implemented in my offerings within Coach with Clarity
  • Giving yourself permission to reexamine how you show up in your business and personal life

Resources mentioned

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TRANSCRIPT

 

Well, hello, my friend. Welcome to the Coach with Clarity podcast. I'm Lee Chaix McDonough, I'm your host and I want to thank you for joining me today for this episode. It actually feels really good to be recording a solo episode again. It's been almost a month actually, since I released a new solo episode. And I wanted to take just minute to talk about the last four episodes that we aired on the Coach with Clarity podcast and to point out a thread that weaves all four of these episodes together. Because that leads us into what we're going to talk about today and some really important changes that are coming to the Coach with Clarity podcast and to Coach with Clarity as a whole. But first, I want to start off by saying thank you. Thank you for being here with me today. Thank you for listening. I have been creating this podcast now for over three years and it is a true labor of love. I do it because I love coaching. I love connecting with you in this medium and I love the ways in which this show inspires dialogue and not just dialogue between you and me. But I've heard from many of you that you are talking about this show with your friends and colleagues, which let me just say is one of the highest compliments I could ever receive. To know that what we talk about on this show matters to you, that it's supporting you in the development of your coaching skills and your coaching business and that you're choosing to share it with others. My goodness, I cannot tell you how rewarding and fulfilling that is. So first off, I just want to thank you. Thank you for sharing the show with your people. Thank you for showing up and listening week after week, month after month, and for many of you, year after year. I also want to thank you for your emails, your messages, your DMs, letting me know how this show has positively affected your business and your life. Not only am I grateful for the compliments, I'm also grateful for the feedback. And many of the episodes that I've recorded have been inspired by your stories, your questions, and I want you to know that you are always welcome to reach out with a suggestion for a future show topic with a question you'd like to hear addressed. My inbox is always open to you, so please feel free to email me. My email address is info@coachwithclarity.com and of course, you can send me a message on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, whatever is easiest for you. I'm @CoachWithClarity on most social media platforms. Because the truth is, I could not do this show without you and so please know that your support and your listenership means the world to me. 


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