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How Coaching Works; The Surprising Impact Coach Training Has on Your Life
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How Coaching Works; The Surprising Impact Coach Training Has on Your Life

When you understand THE WHY behind what you do, you’re better equipped to make empowered decisions going forward. 

At iPEC, we call that consciousness. 

Consciousness, or a coaching mindset, is the practice of being aware of our thoughts, words, and actions. By learning to recognize, in the moment, how we are consciously responding to a trigger, as opposed to automatically reacting, we are better able to create a life of our choosing. 

You might expect coach training to affect your life in big, obvious ways such as: 

  • starting a coaching business
  • leading your team better at work
  • being a better candidate for that next job 

But really, coach training doesn’t just have big, obvious outcomes. Where it begins to take hold and ultimately make lasting change is within a student’s mindset. 

For example, imagine you’re wanting to buy a house. You don’t know where to begin and a lot of feelings might be arising: 

You’re angry housing prices are so high. 

You want to get what you deserve. 

You want to make the right choice for your family. 

You don’t know where to begin, so you don’t. 

By cultivating a coaching mindset, you see the solutions, not the problems, when experiencing these thoughts and emotions. You're able to bypass dwelling on "Why is this happening to me?" and go straight to "How can I create a solution?"

For example, instead of, “I could never afford that house,” you start to think, “How could I afford that house or find a better option?” 

Because options are endless when coming from a curious, coaching mindset. Instead of only seeing a successful option and failing one, they all just become options. Opportunities

And that’s the biggest impact. Learning the power of choice creates ownership in your life. Yes, you have struggled. Yes, you’ve been through hard times. Yes, someone has attempted to belittle, manage, or control you. 

And you’re still here. You’ve chosen to keep going and build a better life for yourself. 

These examples vary for each of us throughout our lives. Maybe you want to lose weight, or improve your relationship with your spouse, or advance in your career. 

Whatever the example is, when we choose to come from a place of curiosity, openness, and awareness (i.e. a coaching mindset) we are allowing ourselves to see the opportunities. 

“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” —William Jennings Bryan

Imagine what opportunities would be available to you, if you chose to see them as possibilities? 

Picture the best version of yourself—the one who lives the life of their dreams and makes empowered decisions. What is standing in the way of you becoming that person? 

When you navigate your life and make choices based on growth and expansion you open yourself up to a whole new world of possibilities. 

This is how coaching works.

Ready to experience what impact coaching could have in your own life?

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About Jordan Page, CPC, ELI-MP

Jordan is an editorial nerd, information junkie, and Ravenclaw who believes everything you need to know about someone can be learned by their Hogwarts House. She loves incorporating her coach training with her yoga teaching to facilitate amazing spaces for growth and learning.

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