Do you classify yourself as a trainer or a coach? Or, are you both? Does it matter?
Although there are different definitions of a “coach” and a “trainer” we have simplified it here for demonstration purposes.
A coach is someone who supports their client’s efforts and goals through questioning, motivational interviewing, resources, and compassion. There are many variables of these strategies based on the client and the type of coaching being provided.
A trainer is someone who helps their clients reach their goals by providing scientifically-based principles and techniques to achieve a very specific outcome. Although there is also inquiry and “support” as there is in coaching, the main focus is on the application of specific principles and methodologies to achieve the life, health, business or sports goal.
Why will you want to master both skills?