Meriam-Webster defines competency as “having requisite or adequate ability or qualities” and “having the capacity to function or develop in a particular way”.
Competent coaches aren’t just intelligent and book smart, they put theories into action. However, they also respect the limitations of their knowledge and experience to produce results for their clients.
Are you demonstrating your commitment to the relationship with your client? Every human wants to feel loved, respected, and appreciated for who they are. It’s your job as a coach to deliver that to the client as a fitness coach.
However, there is such a thing as caring too much. Coaches who care too much usually don’t set personal boundaries on their time or privacy and eventually grow to resent their choice of career and their clients. Demonstrate you care, but don’t let that care consume your view of self.
Are you following through with what you say? Are you making promises that you can’t keep? The best coaches are true to their word, and respect their clients time.
The Triangle of Trust was originally posted at http://opexfit.com/blog/the-triangle-of-trust/ by Stephen Sizer