What I do when I am not Coaching

It is really easy to start thinking that as a Coach, all I do is coach people or have conversations looking for coaching opportunities, but that is definitely not the case.

Sure, I love to help people and when a conversation comes up where I am like, ‘damn, that would be awesome to do some coaching on’ I do mention it, but I don’t go hunting for it in every conversation I have because I actually really enjoy talking to people about life and all that’s life related in general.

Below is a list of a hefty portion of the things I love to do when I am not coaching:

  • I spend time reading (sometimes coaching related things but also adventure and crime novels). – I am currently reading ‘Why Zebras Don’t get Ulcers’. It is a book on stress and stress-related diseases. It is very interesting although not a very light read. I plan to also read something lighter at the same time too.
  • I have a delightful partner that I love spending time with. Yesterday we did a day date to a local winery for a wine tasting and picnic. It was really good and the weather was sunny and warm – maybe summer has decided to make an appearance this year.
  • I have my own coaching sessions with my awesome coach, Mandy, because I have plenty of my own projects I am working on, both business related and personal. I believe that it is important for all coaches to have their own coach to learn and grow as individuals as well as professionals.
  • Recently I started running. My health is important to me and needs some prioritization, so I now run 2-3 times a week. Below is this morning’s efforts. I’m not fast but it’s not about speed but consistency.
  • I spend time journaling. I enjoy writing and getting things out on paper. It certainly helps clear my mind.
Love my journal – I had an identical one I filled up and hunted high and low for the same one again.
  • I have designed my own training workshop for other coaches to teach ‘Trauma-Informed Training – The Coach Approach’. It is a workshop to help other coaches work with clients on trauma without crossing the line into therapy. As a Trauma-Informed Process Coach I tread a very thin line between coaching and therapy but it is one worth treading as I love doing process work with clients.
  • I enjoy spending time watching Netflix or Prime. I got rid of my TV 9 years ago so I don’t watch any TV. To be honest that has been a huge help for reducing stress in my life. I definitely do not regret the decision to get rid of it.
  • I really enjoy going out with friends and dining out although at the moment that is not happening because of Covid. I definitely miss doing it though, especially now it’s been months since I went out for a proper meal in a restaurant.

So there you have it, a snapshot of what I love to do when I am not coaching. I am a real human doing real living just like the rest of you. I also happen to be a badass Trauma-Informed Process Coach who coaches clients all over the world too!

What are some of the things you love to do?

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