BeCoach Academy is 5 years old as of 19 July 2023.
We have experienced and learned a lot in these 5 years.
Here are our Top 5 Lessons from 5 Years:
1. Coaching makes a difference- not only in the coachee but also in the coach.
Our students made amazing changes because of the change they experienced in our program: they got promoted, changed jobs, changed cities, and countries, created new careers and became parents! Coach training and coaching change the coach!
2. Vulnerability creates connection
When you share what feels vulnerable, you invite people to build real connections. That is what happens in our trainings. We as the trainers share our real experiences, and we design our workshops in such a way that our participants can be vulnerable with each other. There is a lot of laughter, some tears, and always a deep deep connection.
3. Community is key.
When there is a deep connection, a community forms. We have an active community formed by our graduates and students. We get together in retreats, learn from each other’s experiences, and create accountability partnerships. Our students say the key to their success was community support.
4. Change brings possibilities.
We started as an in-person training institution in Munich and then… COVID hit. From one day to another, we had to move our training online, which was stressful for us and our students… But what happened? We get to welcome wonderful people from UK, France, Italy and Spain to our coach training because of this change. Change brings possibilities friends.
5. Celebrating mistakes makes learning fun!
Learning coaching involves a lot of mistakes and our newbie coaches feel apologetic when they make a teeny tiny mistake. We have a tradition that bypasses this shame! We celebrate mistakes. When someone makes a mistake, they lift their arms in the air and say “How Fascinating” and we all celebrate. Our space becomes a playground where we can be courageous, experiment and have fun.
These are the top 5 Lessons from 5 Years of BeCoach Academy. Happy birthday BeCoach Academy!