You don’t have to have a perfect life in order to be a good facilitator of someone else’s best thinking, which is what a coach is. And just because something worked well for someone else doesn’t mean it’s going to work well for you. Coaching is about finding your own path and your own answers as well as learning to trust yourself. Obviously, you don’t want a complete basket case coaching you, but you also don’t want someone who is going to try to shove their formula down your throat. That’s consulting or mentoring — not coaching.

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