Author Archives: Ankush Jain

Things I wish I’d known when I started coaching – Part 4

Things I wish I’d known when I started coaching Part 4: It will probably take longer than you expect Full transcript: Ankush: When I first started looking at this, and maybe this is just me, but I thought I would do a qualification, or I’d do something, and within 3 months, I would quit my corporate job and I would be coaching full-time, and what I really wish someone had told me, and no-one told me this, what I really wish someone had told me Continue reading →

Things I wish I’d known when I started coaching – Part 3

Part 3: What service is and what it isn’t Full transcript: Ankush: I love that you mention the word service because I’d like to talk about that a little bit. Because that was something that was really big for me in terms of what I thought service meant, what I thought I had to approach because my first thought was, I needed to be a good coach and I needed to sell. I thought there was a selling aspect, and what I realized was, it’s Continue reading →

Things I wish I’d known when I started coaching – Part 2

Part 2: There isn’t one way to build your coaching practice Full Transcript: We don’t know what opportunities are going to come our way, we don’t know what obstacles are going to present themselves, and we don’t know what we don’t know. But we also don’t need to know. It’s a complete falsehood that we need, as you, say, “all the traffic lights to be green.” Or we need to know a plan. Again coming back to your original question, one of the things I Continue reading →

Things I wish I’d known when I started coaching – Part 1

Part 1 – Qualifications aren’t as important as you might think Full Transcript: Ankush: One of the biggest, I guess, misunderstandings that I had, was that qualifications were really important. And I remember speaking to people when I first started and people did say, not everyone, but certain people did say, “well qualifications aren’t as important as you think they are.” But I didn’t really appreciate that, I think, until I’d kind of had a bit of experience, and to date, I’ve never been asked Continue reading →