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It's Not About You: Communicating with Your Students

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Coaching, Strength and Conditioning, Martial Arts

 

As a full-time fitness coach for the last six years, it has been my experience there are three components to good coaching – technical knowledge, the ability to manage a group, and communication skills.

 

I spoke with Michael Stanwyck, of CrossFit Los Angeles, as he is both a CrossFit coach and a life coach and has invested copious time into the development of his communication skills. At CrossFit LA Michael coaches group classes and private clients, but he also trains new coaches through the Instructor Training Program.

 

“As a general rule the thing that makes a difference as a coach is the communication part,” said Michael. “You can know everything, you can have a plan for everything, but if you can’t get people to do any of it, if you can’t actually communicate it to other people, it’s worthless.”


 

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A career as a coach or trainer is a never ending opportunity to learn, grow, and re-invent yourself.

 

You don’t get to pick the problems you solve because everyone who you come across is different: Different genders, ages, fitness levels, disposable time, disposable income, and almost always unsure of their commitment.

 

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There are no simple answers to how to be a good pro. No one can sell your services for you. There is no silver bullet for success.

 

 

That’s why you should sign up, be present, and when the opportunity arises, also take the initiative to contribute to the conversation.

 

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