Peer advice: Being the best possible coach

The coaching profession is becoming more and more popular. And coaches have to ensure that they stay on top of the game and lead by example in order to be successful.

I was asked by the Positive Success Group in Dublin what kind of advice I would give my peers in our Quality Coaching Circle Community as an established coach.

Below you will find my answers of this exclusive interview.

1) How do you keep up the level of motivation necessary to meet your stretch goals?

I like to inspire people and to lead by example. I constantly keep my vision in mind reminding myself on why I am doing what I am doing, write my own goals and to dos regularly down for personal accountability.

After small achievements, I try to reward myself with small things like a favourite meal, a bit of me time, reading a book, spending time in nature etc. to bank those successes and keep myself going.

I also surround myself with people who inspire me, believe in me and my goals and who also know how to positively challenge me.

2) What are the key daily habits necessary to ensure you stay strong and well?

I try to keep a healthy balance between body and mind.

Regular exercise, fresh air (and if it's only a 20 minute walk around the block), eating well, practising some yoga, spending time with like minded people together with a healthy mix of me time help me to keep this balance.

Unplugging from the digital world and visiting new places also helps me to recharge my batteries again.

3) What can we do as coaches to stay relevant and keep evolving?

I would say we should always extend our network, regularly catch up with fellow coaches and constantly aim to evolve and grow as a person ourselves by pushing us out of our own comfort zones.

I also love reading books about positive psychology and other trends of the digital age.

Following influencers on social media like Arianna Huffington, Brian Tracey or Simon Sinek is another means to stay on top of the game.

4) What do you think will be a key agenda theme for coaching this year?

Living in a world where we are constantly 'on' with ever increasing demands, we need to know how to stay authentic, healthy and balanced.

Knowing who you really are and what you want to make out of your life is becoming more and more challenging.

We also must not forget that our brain and body is not made to naturally keep up with today's fast pace world and thus sometimes need to unplug in order to recharge.

That's why I also made this a main goal for one of my organised The Best Possible You retreats in order to help people to "Recharge their body & mind" or to do a "Digital Detox" when needed.

How do you make sure you thrive as a coach? What kind of trends do you see? I would love to hear your experiences and thoughts.