In one way or another, I have always coached — at work, for friends or family — and found a lot of satisfaction in being able to help someone else achieve a goal, manage a difficult situation, or make a life decision. I also enjoy being coached. There’s always something new to learn and someone else’s perspective to help you look at things differently.
In the last year, my running coach, Amy Anderson, has had a big impact in how I look at setting and achieving goals both in running, personal life and professionally. My running partner and I are now exploring long-term goals I wouldn’t have thought possible a year ago.
So, it is both flattering and humbling that my friend Laura asked me to go through the Rogue Coach’s Training today, taught by Ruth England, and to take on coaching my own group of new runners training up for their first 5K at the Schlotzsky’s Bun Run. (Actually Laura and I are coaching it together. It should be fun!)