Understanding your coaching style is important.
Knowing your coaching super power is even more important.
My coaching style is fast, intense, blunt, belief slaying, with a heap of love thrown in.
My super power is coaching fast.
I can get to the issue and through it faster than most coaches.
Other coaches are more patient. More kind. More empathetic.
It doesn't mean they are better or that I am better.
This means we will attract different people, different clients.
I think this is why I never see my colleagues as my competitors.
We all have different people who need our style.
I don't force myself to coach clients who need more tenderness, and I don't second guess referring them to my brilliant colleagues.
And often, clients come to me from other coaches who weren't a very good fit.
Your style becomes part of your brand of who you are as a coach.
So get to know yourself as a coach. Celebrate what your superpower is and cultivate it.