The Problem With Life Coaches
Smiley Poswolsky
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So I get what you are saying in this article.
In fact … I love this line: “Coaching is about inquiry, asking the right questions, listening, empathy, and empowering someone to become their best self.”
My question to you is: how would you depict that in a social media photo??

I am a coach myself and I happen to really LOVE and be obssessed with the ocean and the beach, so for most of the summer, you’ll see pictures of just that. And not because I spend EVERY day working from there (that is not true) however, I have created my life by design so I do have the time for that which I enjoy and I encourage those I coach to do the same. I don’t want them to have my life which involves the beach a lot, unless that is something THEY truly desire.
I think social media is a great place to develop a personality to differentiate yourself from the pack. And my personality is in love with the beach.

It’s funny, one of the things I tell my clients is that you don’t want to feel like you have to monetize all your passoins. I use the example of the beach for me. As in, I’m really passionate about it, but have no wishes to make any money with it.

I don’t actually coach my clients from the beach. It’s more my place to read and study even more, listen to or read books, maybe check in with some clients via email and update my social media. Sometimes I go just to take an evening sunset walk. And a lot of times, it’s just to enjoy some wine, friends and relaxation.

So while I may do some work or self improvement stuff from the beach, I don’t consider it my office, would never bring a laptop, and most of the time don’t even have phone service where I go. In response to someone who said, how do coaches make money from the beach — I don’t. lol :)