Chandler Stevens is a movement coach, writer/philosopher, and coacher of coaches. On the pod today, we talk about the 3 pillars of mobility, and how you can unlock yours, coaching without dictating, why coaches need coaches, and much more!
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In part I of this series, I covered three steps I take everyday to improve my coaching. In part II, I’ll explore two more things that I believe a coach/trainer MUST do to be the best.
4. Lead by example
Being a leader means that you are willing to go first.
Actions speak much louder than words, and we are drawn to those who are passionate about what they do. This does NOT mean you have to constantly talk about health/fitness/or coaching. In fact, one of the most important lessons I’ve learned this past year is that TALKING about fitness is much more likely to drive people away than to inspire them to make a change. Talking about optimal health will likely make others feel as if they don’t measure up. Instead of being an motivator of positive change, you because an imagined “judge and jury” causing more stress than satisfaction. However, if you quietly and confidently go about your business – making healthy food choices, working on your weaknesses in training, and finding JOY in life, people will follow suit. Continue reading