Over a decade ago when asked what I did for a living and I’d reply that I was a coach, many people looked me up and down and inquired:
So, do you coach soccer or gymnastics?
As most of you know, my coaching has little to do with sports.
Over the years I’ve devised a tangible metaphor using glasses of water and food coloring to help express what my coaching looks like. Typically I’d give this demonstration to student coaches who were grappling with defining the role for themselves and their potential clients. By sharing the demo here on my blog I’m hoping that it helps clarify what this work, that I love so much, looks like.