What if I Am Not Ready to Coach Certain People? | 3 Principles Coaching

What if I am not ready to coach certain people?

I love helping coaches eliminate blind spots or struggles that they have that get in the way of them building their coaching practice. One question I sometimes get asked is “what if I’m not ready to coach certain people?” and there’s some good news and bad news about that.

The good news is that you don’t need to feel ready before taking any action, especially in coaching. In fact, if I waited until I felt ready to coach I’d probably still be in a corporate job and certainly not doing what I’m doing now.

Our feelings of being ready are just a reflection of our thinking in the moment and not a reflection of whether we actually are ready. Another way to put it is we may never feel ready and that doesn’t have to get in the way of us taking the next step or the step after that. You can build a successful and prosperous coaching practice without ever getting rid of this feeling. 

That’s the bad news. The bad news is we may never feel ready. The bad news is that you might feel insecure or scared or nervous. But it’s not really bad news because we get to change our relationship with that feeling and we no longer have to let any feeling get in the way of us creating the business or the life that we want.

To dive deeper into this topic, check out this coaching demonstration I did with Kerstin Andlaw in 2018 around her feelings about not being ready to coach corporate people.


By the way, check out her bio now and see just how much things have changed for her since we recorded this laser session – http://www.kerstinandlaw.com/

With love and appreciation,
Coach and Author of Sweet Sharing – Rediscovering the REAL You


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