Wait a minute Kevin … is not training to be the one we are training, not about us?
Yes, the best coaches put 100% emphasis on helping others get better and safe.
So if that's true, why do you write about how the coach will benefit? Do not have your priorities here?
not at all. Let me tell you why …
The changes to the training life that I will describe below can not be defined without the trainer being 100% focused on the person they are trained. This is a deep principle of life – it is better to give than to receive; that we can not harvest until after we plant the right seed; that when we do things in the right order for the right reasons, good things will flow to us.
I wrote, talked and learned a lot about how we can become a better coach. I am fully convinced that we can build these skills and that when we do we can help others to grow, learn and improve.
And when we do, good things can come to us, because it was not because it was our goal. So how can training improve our lives?
I'm glad you asked.
You make your job easier. If we are training at work as a supervisor or manager, then this is obvious and sometimes the most benefit. If you help people get better, they can do more with less input or help. This gives you the opportunity to hide new things and generally do your work with fewer interferences and less frustration. Who does not want it?
You get deep personal satisfaction. In almost every case, when I ask a coach what is in them for them when they work successfully, they say there is a sense of pride and pleasure when they know they helped others overcome a challenge, improve significantly and more. My personal experience reflects this attitude. There is an incredible wave of positive emotions that come from helping others succeed. This deep well-being of positivity and pride makes us feel better about ourselves, but also makes us more self-confident in our own abilities.
The skills you get apply to the rest of your life. Think about it; The skills of training others are skills that you use not only at work but in all areas of your life. If you become a better listener, better ask questions, more aware of how and why people change or if you build your ability to be compelling and influential; do you think you could apply them to become a better neighbor, parent, sibling or spouse?
You learn more than they do. It may seem against the leader, but it is absolutely true. First of all, great coaches ask a lot of questions, so it's learning for you there right away. Secondly, with these conversations you gain access to their experience and what is working (and not working) for them. Also, when you share your ideas with words, you end the ideas that make them real and powerful for you too. Perhaps most importantly, as you help others to navigate through their circumstances, you learn about yourself.
I could lengthen the list for you, but you get the idea. Plus, ask yourself this question: Are you one of the things you wish for yourself now?
If so, start building your training skills today.
I undoubtedly try to convince you that you need to build your training skills. The agency needs it, your team members deserve it, and yes, there are also great things that flow to you.