Coach, Coach Thyself

A Moment for Coach Self-care

Coaching demands focused listening, presence in the moment, and the cognition and emotional attunement to respond flexibly to a coachee over the course of a session. During these troubled times with unrest and violence affecting populations all over the world, coaches supporting anxious students may find themselves regularly depleted, energetically and emotionally. 


Coaching can serve everyone -- including coaches. However, most coaches don't have the opportunity or resources to seek coaching for themselves. What can you do to turn the coaching lens inward and give yourself a dose of the attention and energy you provide to your coachees? 

  • Take time to step back from your day and reflect. Feel good about what you accomplished, pay attention to what felt challenging, and think about ideas for different choices you could make to address those challenges or improve tomorrow.

  • Turn your coaching questions toward yourself. Often, when a coach has a type of question they like to ask students, it's one from which they can benefit themselves. Consider what you ask frequently and take a moment to ask yourself the same question, in a context that is relevant to you.

  • Try out a strategy that works for your coachees. What do you see make a difference for a variety of students whom you coach? Whether it's taking 15 minutes to plan the day the night before or disputing a negative internal voice, consider how it may apply to you, and try it out. 

LifeBound coaching trainings give coaches a chance to reflect, resource, and grow. Join us for a three-day training in Nov or Dec. If you've completed the three-day training and want to advance your coaching even more, register for the LifeBound Certification process starting Jan 2024, which includes six sessions with your very own master coach. 

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