By Jen Gash (United Kingdom)
How to recognise the difference, get out there, have fun and be seen!
There is so much great advice for coaches out there: get a website, be active on social media, write articles, develop expertise, develop online products, but if you are not careful, this can result in a life spent on the phone, mobile and computer… or like me, all three. It can also lead to isolation, an achyback and grumpiness! I could spend 8 hours a day, chained to the computer: headset and phone to the left, mobile to the right: Twitter – tick, Linked In – tick, Facebook – tick, emails – tick, type new blog – tick, tinker with website and upload blog – tick, work on virtual product – tick, shout at hosting company – tick, eat a banana – tick, calls with coaching client – tick, back to the computer –tick, Twitter again – tick, end of day – tick. Repeat.
The virtual world is here to stay – that’s for sure, but did you know that there are real people out there people who walk, chat to friends, go out, belong to clubs, groups and have real hobbies.
Source: iCN Issue 7 (Relationship Coaching); pages 38-39
About Jen Gash
As a Creativity Coach, Artist and Occupational Therapist, Jenn brings humour, diversity and creativity to all she does. Jenn weaves her background in Occupational Science with Creativity Coaching to produce a unique approach to coaching and business. Unlocking her own creativity, led to the development of Discovery Party – a highly unique business for coaches.
Through Discovery Party and its unique system and tools, coaches can build a tribe of interested engaged people, meet real coaching clients and find new opportunities so that coaches can have fun and get paid along the way!
You can find out more at www.buildacoachingtribe.com and www.mydiscoveryparty.com