10 Things That Your Beginner Coach Hasn’t Told You

Let’s say you are the client of a coach who is excited about his/her new career. However, you don’t really know what to expect. You want to grow personally and give this young man/woman a chance to fulfill your psychological and emotional needs involved in this process. Congratulations! Here are 10 things you haven’t considered and might be expecting. Yet, nobody has told you about them!

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  1. I started my training with a renowned coaching school. Eventually, I ran out of money and completed my studies at a school in the middle of nowhere, besides the manicure-pedicure and confectionary-pastry shop specializations, they also had the coaching specialization. I didn’t know whether to choose coaching or project management, so I tossed a coin. Here I am!

  2. I wanted to become a psychologist, but I didn’t have enough patience for that scientific nonsense they were pouring down our throats, and the training took too long! So, as a coach, I can play the role of the savior, and nobody ever asked me about my mental health when I was doing my training.

  3. I have just returned from a vital coaching conference. There I heard others who thought they were smarter saying the same corny things I say. Who knows? I might even come to believe them. But if they are successful, they may be on the right track!

  4. I am offering free coaching to you because I am young and inexperienced; I am barely in training, while the other older and more experienced coaches are criticizing and humiliating me.

  5. If I were to ask for money from you, I wouldn’t dare to ask for more than 30 Euros per hour, because I am afraid that you don’t have this money and I might lose you as a client even so. However, don’t expect me to work too enthusiastically for you for this small change. Usually, I would have been paid 100 Euros per hour abroad for the services I offer.

  6. Welcome to me! I am not allowed to give you solutions. Still, if I have been trained as a coach by a third-rate slicker, I will tell you what I have learned from him – about the law of attraction, the cosmic harmonies of the Universe, etc. – and I will ask you to believe in yourself even if your parents haven’t, that you are the greatest. If you fail, I won’t come to ask for your money.

  7. I have no idea about the field in which you are working, and I don’t even care. Actually, I don’t need or want to know about it. If you have so many issues in this field, I don’t even feel encouraged to enter it!

  8. While listening to you talk about your problem, I realized I have the same problem. However, I won’t tell you that because you might stop being my client. If you find a solution and after implementing it without breaking your neck, then I’ll consider trying it as well.

  9. I know you keep talking here and are crashing and burning to express yourself, but I don’t know how to stop you. At the end of the session, you would feel frustrated that you haven’t found many answers or solutions, and I would feel frustrated that I couldn’t support you. However, my frustration is more important than your frustration because I am stuck with it, unlike you.

  10. Now, at the end of the session, please tell me if, after asking you so many questions, there’s any good one among them. Then, maybe I will use it on myself.

This article is a pamphlet by Marcus Victor Grant.

Text Copyright © Marcus Victor Grant 2018-present. Translation by Cristiana Brezeanu of the article “10 lucruri pe care coach-ul începător nu ți le-a spus, “previously published by Marcus Victor Grant in Romanian on the 8th of October 2018 on Discerne. Text Copyright © Marcus Victor Grant, all rights reserved. 

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