Experts v. Coaches

Sometimes you need an expert.

Sometimes you need a coach.

The difference?

AN EXPERT helps you gather information about the wide world.

A COACH helps you use that information- along with your own experience, knowledge, and wisdom- to move yourself forward.

Sometimes it’s nice to have both.

These days, there’s an expert lurking around every corner. It’s a blessing and a curse. Access to information is phenomenal (scary) in the internet age. It’s easy to learn new things quickly. But do you ever think to yourself, “What I actually NEED MOST right now is a little bit of quiet from all this friggin’ noise, so I can evaluate my own thoughts”? That’s when it’s time to call in a coach.

I help people rise above their own chaos, and the chaos of the outside world, to make their most important decisions from a place of clarity and Peace.

interesting side note: “the chaos of the outside world” usually includes our closest friends and family members. Why? Their loving voices are the hardest to tune out. We share our space & energy with them. Another blessing & curse.

There comes a point in any decision making process when seeking additional information becomes excessive and even counter-productive. This is when you know it’s time to stop seeking experts and start seeking a coach.

How do you know when you’re at that point? I suspect it’s a bit different for each of us. When I shift from information gathering into planning & execution, that’s usually when I consider involving a coach. Of course, there have also been times when I wanted a coach for the information-gathering phase…to help me decide what information I should be gathering in the first place.

It’s never too soon or too late to work with a coach. Wherever you are, we go from there.

I hope this all makes sense so far!

By the way:
I’m a coach, and I still work with other coaches when I want the extra help. We’re blessed to have each other. Next time you’re dragging your feet on an important decision, or hesitating to chase your dreams, call one of us!

This too:
Every time I write about coaching, I feel like I should remind the world…it’s FUN. At least, IT IS WHEN I DO IT. I have a (terrible or terrific) sense of humor that I bring to each and every session. Coaching is inherently cool and fascinating, because we get to engage our imaginations as we journey together.

There’s no way in hell I’d BE a coach or USE a coach if this weren’t all true.

Moral of today’s story:
Remember, next time you start banging your head off the wall of information overload, grab a coach…we’ll do it with you!

(Never bang your head alone again.)

Take Care & God Bless,
– Brandon

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