Episode 61 – How to be the best you can be with coaching featuring Lesley Beatson
What is the first thing any person does when they get an award, achieve something great or succeed in their pursuits? Ok probably they say thank you first to whoever gave them award, but immediately after they tend to heap gratitude upon those who help them get there. Successful people, among many others are, are often the first to admit that they couldn’t have done whatever they did to succeed without the help and guidance of others. Yes, whether an athlete, an entrepreneur, or simply someone wanting to make the most of life, coaching is a critical element to realizing your full potential.
There is an ever growing trend, and it is a trend that podcasting has ridden in a major way of people seeking advice, tips, and how tos from others who have made it in their chosen field. Indeed the self-help industry has perhaps never been bigger than it is today. It seems many of us are looking for others who have done it to tell us how they have done it in such a way that we can simply follow their success manual and reproduce what others have done. Yes there is a massive market searching for, and indeed a very wealthy industry providing answers. Answers. Are answers really what we need though?
A great coach is a person who has the ability to help someone be the best they can be, not by giving them answers but by asking the right questions. Yes questions are the key to great coaching, and coaching is the key to great success. So the true path to success lies not in discovering answers, but in seeking the right questions to unlock your ability to be the best you possible.
In today’s podcast, I sat down with Lesley Beatson, a coaching expert from Rossland, BC. Through asking the right questions she has helped coach numerous athletes to high performance, CEO to business success and average everyday people to a better, happier place. Lesley walks you through what she loves about coaching, and provides a few tips, questions, not answers, that we can all use right now to help self-coach ourselves to being the best us we can be.
About the podcast: The You can do that here! podcast was created and is produced by Andrew Zwicker of AZcreative for the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology. The podcast is a weekly series of 30 minute conversations with some of the most innovative and successful entrepreneurs in the Kootenays.