This is the 3rd and final post in our ‘Movement Fault’ series. If you missed the last two, here are links to each of them:
Part 1 – https://twobraincoaching.com/movement-faults-part-1/
Part 2 – https://twobraincoaching.com/movement-faults-part-2/
I have no doubt that you were able to come up with ten things you could do to help John get a 10/10 coaching experience at your gym and have none of them be movement fix related.
Now, let me be clear: I am NOT saying that you shouldn’t be correcting movement. I’m also not saying that correcting movement isn’t really important.
What I am saying is this: coaching is about so much more than movement. I want to help you fashion a new lens that you can use to help a client improve, one that is not related to movement.
Maybe it’s asking how John’s wife is doing. Maybe it’s asking how that new promotion at work is coming along. Perhaps you razz him for liking a crummy Big-10 football team.
Yes, this is part of being a coach! Some people refer to these as the soft skills. At Two-Brain Coaching, we call these facets of coaching the social and psychological sides of the profession.
There is so much more that goes into being a World Class Coach than fixing the way a client moves. In all my thousands of conversations talking with gym owners, I’ve yet to hear one of them tell me that their coaches lack technical knowledge or that that’s the area where they’d like to see their staff improve. They have that part in spades.
What they need to work on and refine are the things we talked about above. Why? Simple – these are the things that help establish truly deep, lasting, and trusting relationships between coach and client. This is why people come back day after day, week after week, and year after year. But if you never measure and acknowledge where you can stand to improve most as a coach, you’ll only be as good as your weakest link.
Curious to see our list of 10 things you can do to deliver a 10/10? Check out this post.
Ironically, #8 on that list says simply “Coach Everyone.” Seeing that now, and given these last couple posts, I can see how vague that is. Perhaps we should change it to say ‘Communicate Personally With Everyone.’