Episode 81: What It Means to Be a Coach with Clarity

What is coaching? In this episode I’m going beyond the standard definitions and sharing my definition of coaching, what it means to be a Coach with Clarity, and how this definition incorporates the process and purpose of a coaching relationship.

81: What It Means to Be a Coach with Clarity

I'm going back to square one. One of the very first topics I covered on the podcast was breaking down what we mean by "coaching". We explored several definitions from pioneers in the field, but at the end of the day, I have to admit that I don't feel like any of them fully represent my approach to coaching.

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Show Notes

I’m going back to square one.

One of the very first topics I covered on the podcast was breaking down what we mean by “coaching”. We explored several definitions from pioneers in the field, but at the end of the day, I have to admit that I don’t feel like any of them fully represent my approach to coaching.

At first, I remedied that by cobbling together parts of different definitions but as I started writing my next book, I had the audacious idea to create my own definition of coaching. That’s what I’m sharing with you on this episode.

Today we’re talking about why I wanted to expand on the existing definitions of coaching, what it really means to be a Coach with Clarity, and how a Coach with Clarity approaches the coaching relationship.

Topics covered

  • Why big, bold actions bring out our inner critic
  • My definition of coaching
  • The dynamic nature of coaching
  • What it means to center your clients in your work as a coach
  • Why coaching is a co-creative process
  • Defining the union between coach and client
  • Focusing on the doing and the being in your coaching

Resources mentioned

Now it’s time for you to show the world what it means to be a Coach with Clarity! Screenshot this episode and tag me on Instagram @coachwithclarity and let me know what you’re more excited to explore in future podcast episodes!

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TRANSCRIPT

 

Well, hello, my friend. Welcome to the Coach with Clarity Podcast. I'm your host, Lee Chaix McDonough, and I am so honored that you are joining me today for another episode of the show. If this is your first time listening to the Coach with Clarity Podcast, well, my friend, you have picked a terrific episode to start with. Because we are going back to basics today. I am going to be sharing with you the Coach with Clarity “definition of coaching”, and we're going to talk about what it really means to be a Coach with Clarity, and how a Coach with Clarity approaches the coaching relationship. So you really could not have picked a better episode to start with. And if you are a longtime listener, I am so grateful that you are here week after week joining me for this podcast. I make every episode with you in mind. And I trust that you will find this episode to be just as informative and helpful in your coaching practice as well. I love creating this podcast for you. And I want to make sure that it meets your needs and it answers your questions. In fact, I am putting together an episode of my most frequently asked questions. So I would love to hear from you. If you have a question about coaching, if there's a topic that you would like to hear me talk about on the show, please let me know. The best way to do so is through a DM on Instagram. So if you're not already following me on Instagram, head on over, my handle is @CoachwithClarity, give me a follow and then let me know in the DM's what you would like to see me cover in a future episode. And if you're not on Instagram, that is totally okay. You are welcome to send me an email. The best way is at info@CoachwithClarity.com, let me know what you would like to hear more of in the show. And that will help me as I create new podcast episodes and new ideas moving forward. But today, we are going back to square one. And we are taking a deeper look at what coaching is, what it means to be a coach, and specifically what it means to be a Coach with Clarity.

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