While watching Joel Osteen on television last night his topic was Divine Connections.
Osteen talked about people you meet on your journey through life and the relationships you build with them.
As a coach, who has been instrumental in your career?
Everyone starts somewhere in the profession. Whether it’s at a low-level (middle school) or if you are lucky enough to start at the college level as a Graduate assistant.
Some call it ‘mentors’, I’m not crazy about that word – YOU, and only you shape who you are as a coach along the way.
You shouldn’t emulate anyone. Be yourself!
Sure it’s ok to borrow material used by the person who gets you started in coaching, or listen to advice given in times of confusion - but always be who you are.
Who gave you your start in coaching? Who was the first person to hire you?
How is your relationship with other coaches?
Is there someone you met at a clinic or worked together at a camp that you have become good friends with over the years? Maybe it’s someone you reach out to in times of concern?
If the relationship is solid, it’s called ‘Divine Connections’.