Video: Coaching Journey Update #1

Hi there! Here’s my first, 4-minute video update about my journey to be a more polished, professional, intentional coach. While I am waiting for coach training to begin, I am dealing with my inner critic and some resistance.

The best remedy is hearing the people who know me best say that I am already a coach! How cool is that? ♥

Follow-up: what happened AFTER the video?

After this video was made, I did meet with my coach friend. We had a fabulous conversation about his experiences at The Coaches Training Institute (CTI). He has been a career coach for years – even before becoming a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) – and I loved hearing that even an experienced coach like him learned a lot from the training.

He mentioned some of the same things that I have noticed about the people associated with CTI – that they are centered, grounded, energetic, enthusiastic, and nurturing – and that it is even better in person. It really helped me fight my resistance and fear of the unknown by helping make it seem more real.

And it was comforting to hear from someone I know that they are more than satisfied with their experience, that they highly recommend the program, and that they are continuing to invest in additional training at CTI. (Thank you so much Bob!)

What’s next?

How to support me in my coaching journey
My first training class is in late September. I am told that I will need 1 or 2 volunteers to be available by phone during the evening on Friday, September 20th, and Saturday, September 21st, to help me practice with a short homework assignment. My program advisor recommends that I try to find someone who isn’t a close family member or friend – someone who is more of an acquaintance.

If I had to guess, I would say that our conversation would be about me just getting to know you better and practicing listening skills. I think I have to report back about our conversation, but I wouldn’t mention you by name or anything you consider private. I’m guessing it’s more about me reporting back how well I did with the exercise and with the listening practice.

Can you help me on 9/20 and 9/21?

  • Would you be available by phone during the evenings of 9/20 and 9/21?
  • Will you help me practice for class and get my “homework” done?
  • Perhaps you have a friend who is curious about coaching and who might be interested in helping?

If so – please let me know!

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4 thoughts on “Video: Coaching Journey Update #1

  1. Rene


    I just sent you a note that i’m off on the two days you need volunteers for. Let me know if you still need people and I’ll send you my phone number. Can’t remember if you’re in the USA, thought. Let me know.

    I love your blog, btw!

  2. Anne Gaal Post author

    Hi, Rene! Wow! Thank you! Yes, I’m in the USA … and I’ll be calling you, so no worries! So glad you enjoy my blog, too! ♥

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