I was chatting with a friend of mine the other day and he was telling me “I could never work with a life coach”. I was a bit confused, yet curious, and asked what he meant by that. He said “I don’t know, going for a coach, all this change thing, is...kind of radical! My life is not perfect, sure, there are some things to improve, but I don’t want to “change” it”. That got me thinking and I needed to be my best “external observer self” for a while to understand what he was referring to.
La vérité est que la plupart des gens n’ont aucune idée de ce qu’est le coaching. Plus exactement, ils ont “entendu que” ou ils “pensent que” mais c’est un peu de la devinette, en particulier dans notre culture européenne où ce n’est pas encore ancré dans nos habitudes. J’ai regroupé ci-dessous les affirmations que j’ai régulièrement entendues à propos du coaching, en espérant que cela vous aidera à vous faire une idée plus précise.
The truth is: most people have no clue what coaching is. Most of the time, they have “heard of” and they “think that” but it’s a bit of a guess, specially in our European cultures where coaching is not a thing-yet. Bellow, I have gathered affirmations I regularly heard about coaching, so hopefully it could help you have a better idea too!