Achieving Excellence as a Coach with Chris Goodman

Achieving Excellence as a Coach with Chris Goodman

mindset podcast Feb 07, 2023

In this day and age, we have coaches for nearly everything. Since coaching has become such a vague term, I wanted to take a couple of episodes to help you learn a little more about what coaching is, how you can get better at it, and how you can thrive in the coaching industry if that is what you're pursuing.

Chris Goodman joins me today as we converse about the coaching industry, what it takes to be a great coach, and how you can leverage these skills to build your business. Chris is a life coach for business owners who want to maximize their potential. His mission is to help entrepreneurs create their own personal version of freedom, fulfillment, and impact on a global scale. Through his 1-on-1 and group coaching, live training, consulting, and his podcast (Relentless Growth Podcast), Chris shows clients how to unleash their minds, their potential, and achieve the results they crave.


"The bar for entry into the coaching world is extremely low, and the bar for success or notoriety even, is extremely high, especially if you want to hang around for 10, 15 years in this world."


In this episode, you will learn the following:

  1. Exploring the Impact of Professional Coaching: Discover how a single conversation or question can be life-altering and how coaching can have an endless impact on people, families, and businesses.
  2. Navigating Low Barriers to Entry into the Coaching Industry: Understand how the bar for success in coaching is extremely high, and how to differentiate between real coaching and other forms of coaching.
  3. Leveraging the Art and Science of Professional Coaching: Learn the science behind successful coaching, and the art of drawing out clients beyond their fears and doubts in order to transform their thinking and take action.


What you'll hear in this episode:

  • The definition of a life coach.
  • Impact-driven coaching.
  • The art and science of coaching.
  • The importance of having a coach and mentor.
  • Get in the room and ask the right questions.
  • Coaching vs. Coaching vs Coaching.


Here are some brief snippets from this episode:

The word coaching or the label coach has become a really, really common term. There are so many different flavors of what coaching is and how we define it. How can we make people aware of what it is? And how can we thrive in the industry?

Chris Goodman is a life coach for business owners who want to become their best. He has 15,000 hours of coaching and training, five years of corporate litigation experience, plus a sales record of 21 million plus. Let's talk about the coaching industry, what it takes to be a great coach, and how you can leverage these skills to build your business.

The bar for entry into the coaching world is extremely low. What I do is ask questions, draw the person out, and help the person explore their own world. Real coaching can be when you do it well at a high level and with lots of reps.

The art of coaching deals more with the psychology of the person. Getting a sense of awareness that cannot come without self-exploration or personal growth. When you go through that unlearning, anything becomes possible.

What are the key ingredients to really skyrocket a coaching business? The first and most important one is having a great coach and or mentor. The other thing is starting to transform one-on-one coaching and mentoring into group or mastermind marketing coaching.

A lot of people in coaching or consulting feel like they're the voice of authority. It's not your job to say what they should do, you should just be listening to what they need. It takes a lot of personal power to hold space for someone in their discomfort.

A lot of people identify as coaches. Why not transition from coach to something more in line with what you're actually doing? How do you know if you are coachable if you know that this is something that you want to pursue to work with a coach?

The ultimate hallmark of being coachable is taking full responsibility for what's working and what isn't. You can infuse coaching skills into any type of client service business. You don't have to be a life coach to use life coaching skills to speak to people.


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172. Overcoming Challenges and Building a Business Together with Danny and Brianne Hoefelmann

180. Rethink Your Business Strategies with This Perspective

200. Setting and Exercising Effective Boundaries with Woodrie Burich



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