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August 3, 2011 by Steve
I haven’t made this public yet, but I know now is the time to share this with you. I’m no longer going to be a “life coach.”
I’ve played this back and forth in my mind for many months. I’ve even had quite a few emails over the last 6 months from people who have expressed an interest in coaching. Here are the top 3 areas of coaching I normally get asked about…
- Life Direction Coaching – getting focused on living on purpose.
- Career Coaching – getting clear on your career choice.
- Relationship Coaching – this one comes up from time to time, but I’m not feeling the Wil Smith (just yet!)
Besides these 3 areas, I also get asked about small business coaching. But by far my favourite type of one-on-one coaching has been working with sales professionals.
So I’ve decided that from this point forward I’ll be putting my attention on helping sales professionals double their sales.
You might even call me a Sales Coach :)
Why the Switch?
I always tell ya to do what you love right?
Well I love selling. And the truth is that I’ve been selling for an engineering consultant lately and I absolutely love it. It is so much fun!
Yeah, no kidding.
I also discovered that shitty sales people (and there are a lot of them – too many to count) don’t really understand how to sell; partly because they think that selling is about the sale.
In fact, selling is first and foremost about building strong relationships with people; it’s about helping people improve their lives. It’s about becoming a trusted advisor. It’s about serving and contributing to others. Great sales people know this.
So the bottom line is I enjoy selling and teaching others how to sell. It turns me on and the more I’m turned on, the better I feel.
And I figure we should all be striving to feel a little bit better each and every day.
What About Life Coaching?
I’ve given this alot of thought and I’d like to support as many people as I can. I have even thought about hiring coaches to work with me or working in some sort of partnership. That seems like a 2012-2013 sort of goal as I have other priorities right now… but in the mean time I’ve noticed that there are 3 areas where I see people seeking support…
- Life Direction Coaching
- Career Coaching
- Relationship Coaching
At this point I haven’t decided what I’m going to do next. I may create some additional online training; I may start a new coaching program or a group training program. I may even do nothing for the time being… and I’m ok with that too :)
“Sales Coach” Steve