I've recently finished the teaching part of my coaching certificate; I feel like it's the end of the beginning.
After only 6 contact days of teaching I have learned an enormous amount about coaching and myself. One of the best books I had the opportunity to glance through on this module was The Inner Game of Tennis, a classic I hadn't come across before.
I love the idea of the two selves it sets out in the book, and it naturally appeals to the sporting interest I have in coaching.
The two selves has a link to the social media side of this coaching journey I'm on. I'm paraphrasing the book, but it says that when playing sport the closer Self 1 and self 2 (the thinker and the doer in each of us) become the more natural our actions feel.
My thinking self in coaching is concentrated on the theory side of coaching: the psychology, philosophy and sociology angle. My doer self is focused on the action of coaching: the interactions I have with my coachees (or victims!).
Through this blog I feel I am bringing the two together, DOing while THINKing. A testament to the power of coaching, and of social media.