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Coaching Through the Process

Kellen Milad
Natural Movement

We all know that our clients and athletes are coming to work with us as part of a larger process of personal change. We support them through creating programs, teaching movements, and managing sessions. But we might not be as aware of the more subtle ways in which we, as coaches, impact the process of our clients and how our clients also shape our development as well.

 
That’s why I’m doing this video series, Coaching Through the Process. In it, I’ll be exploring some of the deeper ways we can bring ourselves more fully into the coaching dynamic. In this first episode, we’re raising a foundational question: “What is the role of the coach?” We begin stepping into this role with a high emphasis on technical knowledge and procedures to help clients reach their goals. We strive to be as objective as possible with our assessments and programming.
 
However, coaches are only human and our subjectivity will always shine through.  This is not a bad thing when guided by professional boundaries and a continual intention to be helpful. Through this individuality, we actually impact our clients in more profound ways than we might realize. Coaches inspire, support, and model change for clients. When we allow ourselves to become part of the client’s process we provide firmly grounded support through the inevitable challenges on the road to transformation. 
 

 

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