Teaching is an excellent way of refining your knowledge and increasing your own mastery.
As you teach others, you slowly come to recognize what you don’t know rather than what you do know. While this may discourage some coaching novices from growing, the best teachers use this as an opportunity to expand their knowledge which in turn makes them an even stronger teacher and coach.
“That in itself is a reason why even as you start, or even when you have years, or even when you become a master, you have to continually teach. You start recognizing what you don’t know, which leads to you then recognizing over time how to refine your language so you say only a certain amount to get the right message across to whoever is in front of you.”
– OPEX Fitness Founder James FitzGerald
Teaching also provides a framework by which a coach can better communicate with his clientele.
“The unconscious, non-teaching coach will have one language for everyone and never change. It’s because they never look at a feedback loop of their teaching and then reflect upon it. That’s the biggest reason why we need to continually teach.” – James FitzGerald
Knowledge and information is key to becoming a better teacher and an excellent coach. Take the next step in your coaching education by enrolling in the OPEX Coaching Certificate Course today.