I can get obsessed about growth. About how to realize my potential and reach for higher performance.
What about you? Do you want to learn the key principles of performance coaching?
To find the answers, in my quest for personal development, I reached out to an expert. Here enters Jairek Robbins.
Jairek is a performance coach, the author of Live It! and runs Jairek Robbins Companies. At only 23 years old, he was awarded the Congressional Award (Gold Medal) from the United States Congress. Today, the 31-year old is unlocking secrets for maximizing employee performance and organizational success (and he’s just getting started).
His goal is to “assist people in the process of rapidly achieving their goals so they are able to live the life of their dreams”.
Now, if you want to dip into coaching yourself, you won’t want to miss this interview. Let’s dive in.
The Key Principles Of Performance Coaching
Antoine: What do you see as the biggest trends in life and performance coaching? Have you seen changes, an evolution in the last 5-10 years?
Jairek: The biggest trend in the coaching industry is that it will become regulated both by state and government within the next 5-10 year.
Tons of people are jumping into the industry without any formal training and/or having any experience in coaching.
In the last 5-10 years there has been tons of growth in the industry and it is starting to get mass adoption from the general public, which is GREAT! Now the industry just needs to get a bit more regulated so that the general public can have more faith in it and also ensure they are getting served at the highest level!
A: What are your key principles for being an effective coach? And what would you say make you different from other coaches?
J: The ICF core competencies are a great set of simple and foundational core competencies that all coaches should have!
What makes me difference is life experience and RESULTS! I was able to produce results for my clients that few other coaches are able to. From that and them telling all their friends and colleagues we were able to grow our business rapidly!
A: What have been your key milestones in becoming a successful coach? Do you reckon they are typical or unusual steps that someone would go through when learning coaching?
J: I started off by working for one of the best coaching companies on earth for 6 years prior to going out on my own. They had me go through 250 hours of training and worth with 1000’s of their clients.
A: What are your favorite instructional books or resources on life and performance coaching? If people had to teach themselves, what would you suggest they use?
J: PerformanceCoachUniversity is my personal recommendation for performance coach training and certification!
A: What do you see as the biggest mistakes people make when starting as life or performance coaches? And at a world class coaching level, what do you see as the most common mistakes?
J: Just tossing up a website and calling themselves a coach. Go get some training and work for another coaching company for a solid period of time so that you can get tons of practice, mentorship and solid skills before going out on your own! Your clients deserve the investment!
Here you have it. Now, you know what you need to do if you want to get into performance coaching.
And yes, it does require hard work and consistent dedication. But, inspiring others to reach for high performance so they can achieve their big goals is very rewarding!
If you want to take you performance further with Jairek and unleash your full potential, you can apply for a free discovery coaching call here:
Now, fire up your comments and questions below.