Who Are The Best Coaches In The World?
The best coaches in the world serve their clients with an extraordinary level of commitment. The best coaches in the world come from a place of being the best in the world. That doesn’t mean that they are literally the best in the world (although it’s likely they are the best if that’s their inner stance). It simply indicates the level of commitment with which they show up for their clients. Beyond coming from that place of being, the best coaches in the world share five defining attributes: (1) curiosity, (2) courage, (3) confidence, (4) presence, and (5) trusted intuition.
Have you ever engaged in a conversation with someone who was genuinely interested in something you were doing? It’s a different conversational experience, isn’t it? By contrast, have you ever engaged in a conversation where the other person was totally uninterested in what you were discussing? That’s a completely deflating experience, right? The best coaches in the world show up for their clients with a genuine curiosity about who their clients are, what they are up to, how they see the world, what their dreams are, and what’s holding them back.
It’s not always easy to say the things clients need to hear most. Many times coaches hear clients speaking from a place of limitation, fear, self-pity, or distraction. It’s easier to comfort or console clients, or even avoid those issues altogether. The best coaches don’t take the easy way out, however. They step powerfully into the moment and say something like “I don’t believe you. Those are all excuses and limiting stories. If you really wanted to do X, you would do it. So tell me what’s really going on?” The best coaches in the world understand how to serve rather than please, and have the courage to speak the truth, because they know that it’s likely that no one else will.
Confidence makes an enormous difference. Think about how it feels when someone says to you “I believe in you” while nervously laughing, compared to when someone looks you dead in the eyes with a straight face and boldly states: “I believe in you. I know with every fiber of my being that you can do this.” The best coaches in the world are authentically confident in their clients’ abilities, and that confidence accelerates and amplifies insight, breakthroughs, and transformation.
Miracles happen when coaches are fully present for their clients and trust their intuition (which has been proven as a reliable source). If a coach is busy checking emails, scrolling through Instagram, or staring into space while their client is sharing about their life, that coach could miss an opportunities to change that client’s life! The best coaches in the world give their clients exquisite, undivided attention, actively listen like it’s the last voice they’ll ever hear, and faithfully trust where their intuition guides the journey.
This is obviously not an exhaustive list, but it certainly includes core coaching attributes exemplified by the best coaches in the world. Above all else, the best coaches in the world come from a place of service and love.