Call me coach

i think i may have missed my life calling.

apparently,  there are people willing to pay big bucks to have someone help them stop making stupid decisions.   where was this job when i was younger?

the official title is a life coach.    the other day,  i got an invitation to schedule my complimentary information session to see if i could qualify for fully accredited training by the ICF…the international coaching federation…and receive my certification as a christian life coach.

according to the web site,  life coaching is all about helping people get from where they are in their life to where they want to get to.   it is a life coach’s job to help people get what they want in life in by breaking down the barriers that people impose on themselves.

for a fee,  you can have:

* your own personal life trainer to enable you to achieve your goals
* your champion and cheerleader during a turnaround.
* your trainer in communication and life skills.
* your sounding board when making important choices.
* your motivation when strong actions are called for.
* your unconditional support when you take a hit.
* your companion in personal self development.
* your co-designer when creating an extraordinary project.
* your beacon and friend during stormy times.
* your wake-up call if you don’t hear your own.
* your partner in helping you have all of what matters most to you.

wow.   i’m going to use a little discretion here…what little i possess… in case i have some friends out there that actually are life coaches. 

is there really a market out there for this job?   if there is,  it seems like such a sad commentary on the church.   could it be that if we would just start being better friends with each other,  we wouldn’t have to pay for that service?

on the other hand,  i’m running a special this week.   for an introductory price of only $49.95,  i’ll meet you at taco bueno and  give you a serious wake-up call.  i’ll even smack you upside your head for additional $5.99.

…and maybe you can call me your beacon.   maybe.

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7 thoughts on “Call me coach

  1. Whew… glad I got those services before you started charging. 🙂 Can’t afford your rates, although yeah I probably do need the slap upside the head, so I’ll save my pennies for that one

  2. Mike, I think you have always been and still are a life coach…. you just didn’t have the title…. you have certainly helped me…. glad it was before you started charging a fee.

  3. I met one – the real-deal, professional, mega-bucks-an-hour kind. He was one of the speakers at a professional growth seminar. His session started off with his playing the song “Dream Big.” Then, he smiled and jumped around with amazing energy while telling us that we could achieve what we wanted if we set goals and had action steps to get there. He took us through some exercises and told us that we could and should motivate our students to achieve their dreams.
    He then went on to tell us his dreams: to leave teaching and become a full-time life coach making much more money! He was already scheduled to appear on Oprah.
    I like your rates and approach better… beacons are expensive!

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