Coach or trainer, which one are you?
Are you a coach or are you a trainer?
Coaches guide and develop people.
Getting the best out your clients and athletes is not about simply getting the best numbers in the gym or on the track, this is the easy part!
It’s connecting the mind to the body, bringing thought into the equation.
Developing an understanding of the process. This is the process we need to focus on.
Our communication, leadership and the example we set to people are things that can help take the training from being just that, to an actual development process of body and mind.
Let’s look at communication. How often does the client or athlete get to be involved in the programme design? How often do they get consulted for their thoughts and perspective on things? How often do we really listed to these answers if or when we do ask the questions?
Listening is a skill and really helps engage people in the process.
We can actually learn something from listening if we can learn to listen.
So are you making people better or just putting them through a session?
There’s a big difference…..
What are you?
Love to know your thoughts??
PS We develop coaches here at SCE. Our Level 4 course gives you an excellent grounding along with a qualification in strength and conditioning and olympic weightlifting. One to check out if you want to take that step up.