If you hang out on Twitter, as I do, you begin to get the impression that there are a whole lot of coaches out there, of all different kinds. Coaching is huge on social media. There are life coaches. Business coaches. Success coaches. Personal coaches. Dream coaches. You get the drift.
I myself have a coach. Her name is Susan Washington, and she’s really pretty awesome. She’s helping me to focus, let go of the things that are weighing me down, and get moving on the things that I keep putting off. But still, the truth is that even though I have a coach, I have a hard time coherently explaining what a coach does. So I thought I would talk to Susan, since she actually does this professionally. Plus, she’s a pretty inspiring person, and I kind of just like talking to her. That’s probably what makes her such a great coach.
During our interview, Susan talked about what a coach does, and how a coach is different than a friend or a therapist. She also shared some tips for creating positive improvements in your own life. These are practical, tangible things that can make a real difference. In fact, after interviewing her I took some of her suggestions for cultivating good personal habits to heart, and started going to bed at a reasonable hour. I feel less tired. Shocking, I know! But seriously, sometimes even when you know something yourself, it helps to have someone else lay it out for you.
If you are on your own self-improvement journey, you’re looking for some tips to make your life a little bit better, or you’re curious about what exactly a coach does, you’ll want to listen to what Susan had to say:
Next week on the Strocel.com podcast I’ll be sharing an interview with the fabulously hilarious Willow Yamauchi, who recently released her second book, Bad Mommy. I also happen to own her first book, Adult Child of Hippies, which basically describes my childhood. If you’re tired of trying to live up to the unrealistic ideals of “good” mothering, or you also drank a lot of herbal tea in your childhood, you’ll want to catch this. Subscribe to the Strocel.com podcast in iTunes, and you won’t miss a minute!