CHAPTER 1

Why Cultivating Coach-Like Qualities Is Important

You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.

—Louise L. Hay

Your Inner Coach

What new challenges might you tackle if you had a non-judgmental, curious, and insightful coach? How much more could you accomplish if you had support and encouragement from an advocate and witness?

An effective coach welcomes all parts of you, listens actively and asks mind-opening questions. The support, accountability, and perspective of a discerning guide can help you eliminate old limiting beliefs and behaviors, and identify strengths you can leverage to create the life you want.

What are characteristics of a great coach?

  1. Welcoming

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