Ever been to an OBGYN who tries to insert a speculum but doesn’t know what the heck she’s doing? Not a good feeling. Ever tried to bungee off a bridge with a brand spanking new trainee who can’t get his knots right? Not a good feeling.

C.O.N.F.I.D.E.N.C.E is the key to feeling like you’re in good hands. Literally and figuratively. It’s a learned trait that can make or break your interaction with another person especially if the other person is supposed to be in a leadership position like a coach.

A masterful coach is confident. Not overly confident to the point of arrogance. Not under confident where you begin to feel you’re the one holding the space. But confident with a capital C.

  • A confident coach has mastered her skills and is not afraid to admit she’s not perfect.
  • A confident coach takes the lead but does not over assert herself.
  • A confident coach puts her best foot forward even on a bad day.
  • A confident coach is flexible and not set in her ways.
  • A confident coach know the lay of the land and how to navigate it.
  • A confident coach speaks with clarity and authenticity.
  • A confident coach holds the silent space with dignity not awkwardness.
  • A confident coach looks you directly in the eye with loving-kindness not judgement.
  • A confident coach does not hold back her truth.
  • A confident coach holds up a mirror to your most courageous self.
  • A confident coach is comfortable in discomfort.
  • A confident coach is fully present and undistracted.
  • A confident coach listens 100%.
  • A confident coach is constantly learning and improving her skills.
  • A confident coach knows her stuff and is not afraid to show it.
  • A confident coach makes no apologies for who she is.
  • A confident coach knows her limitations.
  • A confident coach makes you feel safe, seen and heard.
  • A confident coach is generous in spirit but has clear boundaries.
  • A confident coach is a true mentor.

Become a Health Coach in 6 Months with Health Coach Institute

Coaching is a great career that you can help others, while also learning how to help your own personal growth. Health Coach Institute is a top health and wellness coaching certification program. Join our Become a Health Coach program and begin coaching in 6 months! If you are already a coach and want to advance your skills, check out HCI’s Coach Mastery program. Feel free to get in touch with with one of our clarity coaches directly, by calling 1-800-303-2399.


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