Ok. Back at it…
I mentioned how much I love seeing the transformations of our clients at FRESH!. One of my other passions is helping fellow fitness professionals learn important skills so they can provide greater results for their clients and ultimately improve the health of society.
Yet, there’s definitely a tough balance in both roles.
Whether as a paid client, or for free through this newsletter, people come to me to help them achieve their goals.
They want to tap into my knowledge, experience and awareness to educate, motivate, and inspire them…
I take that responsibility VERY SERIOUSLY.
To do that, I am often put in an interesting position…
Often people think they need (or want) to be coddled, but I have to do the opposite.
In these situations, they often get a much needed “gut check” so they can start getting real and face their issues/excuses/challenges.
Whether it’s a fitness client wanting to let the same old excuses stop her from losing weight, or it’s the fit pro who won’t get out of his own way and open his mind to a new perspective…
As a coach, it’s my job to “hold up the mirror” and call you on your BS.
Sometimes this offends people.
While that’s never my intent, and I strive to be as nice as possible, sometimes there’s only so much you can candy coat the truth.
People are typically offended when:
- They misunderstand the intentions
- What’s being said calls them out and they know it’s truth…
I’ve personally faced these situations with MY coaches…and even with my wife! It’s never easy, but the results are undeniable.
My coaches are much nicer about delivering the truth…perhaps because I’m paying them 🙂
To make this point perfectly, one of my training clients, Terri, shared this with me the other day:
“I have found that in most cases people are offended when
something hits a bit close to home. Keep telling us what we need to hear.
That is why we pay you the big bucks. :-D”
It’s also important to point out that sometimes you just need a hug and some reassurance. As a coach, I’ve been known to do that, too…
Here’s what some of our clients have to say about our coaching and programs.