The Start of Coaching 100 People in 100 Days
I’m about three weeks into my challenge of coaching 100 people in 100 days and I’m excited that the hard parts are now behind me. Navigating a potential career change is daunting. The faster I can reduce the number of unknowns the sooner I’ll know whether to keep pivoting or chart a new course.
As with founding a new startup or starting a new role in a company, validating the riskiest assumptions is the first order of business. A startup wants to know as fast as possible if they’re building something people want and pivot until that becomes true. A new hire is often told one story of company culture/mission/values and it’s only after the early weeks or months that the true nature of these becomes clear.
I’ve been working with a coach of my own for about a year and a half. A little over a year ago I dipped my toes into coach training. In March of this year, I dove headfirst into the rest of coach training. This entire journey has had me hooked but it wasn’t until a couple of weeks ago that I began to practice what I’ve been learning.
“What if I don’t like it?” “What if I don’t know what to say?” “What if I’m not any good at it?” Even after announcing this challenge, my inner critic was as strong as ever.
With a handful of coaching hours now logged I’m more confident than ever that practicing coaching is not only fulfilling and rewarding, but I’m good at it. I've validated the riskiest hypothesis’.
It’s scary and vulnerable to work in the open on anything. To work in the open documenting a potential career change is both terrifying and exciting.
The next leg of this challenge will be increasing my velocity. If I’m to coach 100 people in 100 days I’ll need to begin coaching more people more often.
I’m grateful you’ve chosen to join me in following along on this journey. If you’re curious about the insight or growth which could come from a complimentary coaching session please don’t hesitate to reach out.