Many coaches speak of “helping” (rescuing) their clients. Why? Might it not be disempowering clients and stopping them from standing on their own two feet?
Q: Why do I want to help?
Q: Do I need to feel useful?
Anecdote from nature: chicks need to break through the shell to build strength to survive. So helping a chick break through the shell can kill it.
I have the privilege of being part of an amazing peer-support group that meets every two weeks with one purpose: “to support our development as coaches!”
And yet, as we grow as coaches, we are also called on to do an incredible amount of inner work. Our mission has thus evolved to be: “to support each other as humans and as friends!”
The accompanying content was developed to support this process and has served as inspiration. The hope is that this content may inspire other coaches to set up their own peer-support groups or that it may serve in some other fashion. It is not intended to be the last word on anything!