How do you speed up your development as a coach?

Last week I offered answer #1: Coach!speed2

This week, answer #2:  Work with a coach yourself!

People are often surprised to learn that I still work with a coach, even though I’ve been coaching since 1999.

If you want to help others be at the top of their game, then you need to be at the top of your game.

Let me illustrate this with an example. How eager would you be to work with a dentist who had teeth that were rotten and discolored?  Exactly!

One of the reasons that we require mentor-coaching of our students is that mentor-coaching includes being coached yourself.

Go ahead-become a product of the product.  Work with a coach!

Next week:  Answer # 3


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J. Val Hastings

J. Val Hastings, MCC, is the Founder and President of Coaching4Clergy, which provides specialized training for pastors, church leaders and coaches. Val is the author of the book The Next Great Awakening: How to Empower God’s People with a Coach Approach to Ministry and the e-book The E3-Church: Empowered, Effective and Entrepreneurial Leadership That Will Keep Your Church Alive. Val currently holds the designation of Master Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, the highest coaching designation.

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