Sports-people all have coaches - individuals and teams - it is a given. People who hold political office have advisors. Anyone who is fast-tracked in their career by their company has mentors. Abraham Maslow tells us that the pinnacle of human need is to feel self-actualised. We could also say that we all want to be and feel successful.
If sport-people, people in high office and career-minded people know that they can’t achieve the level of success they are aiming at alone, why do we think that we can achieve success alone?
No one else has ever walked our path or walked in our shoes; no matter how good they are in their lives and ultimately we have to do the hard work ourselves, no one can do it for us. So, why not do it alone?
However, it is easy to forget what works well for us, to overlook our ‘blind spots’ and to be overwhelmed by obstacles. With a coach on your side you can build on your strengths; dig deeper to find why an obstacle feel overwhelming and then find solutions; and recognise blind spots that could waylay your plans. A coach helps you be accountable to yourself for the goals you set.
In a coaching culture the coach is not a single person but the community that practices the coaching culture. This is a group of people where everyone is focused on their own success and recognises that they benefit from coaching. They become a community of coaches for each other.
Coaching Culture Clubs facilitates this in a structured manner through formalised clubs and with a structured development programme for personal development and soft skills development. The development programme helps the club members identify their areas for success; the club supports the growth of the members on their journey to achieve their success.