How to celebrate Coach Appreciation Day
November 5, 2023
Coach Appreciation Day was yesterday, but since it was a Sunday, you can celebrate today, or any time this week! Here are a few suggestions for how to celebrate:
- Appreciate yourself. Write yourself the card that you wish your coachees would write to you. I know this can feel awkward, but try it. I do it for myself all the time (I write myself birthday cards, beginning of the year cards, and more) and it feels really good.
- Appreciate those who have coached or mentored you. Send a text or a card or leave someone a voice message. Be genuine and specific in your appreciations. Keep it simple and speak from your heart.
- Share your learnings. Tell a friend, family member or colleague what you love about being a coach and perhaps what you’ve learned about yourself from coaching. This exercise will help you appreciate your work more deeply.
- Set intentions for the coming year. In one year from now, what do you want to say about yourself as a coach? What kinds of appreciations do you hope you’ll receive?
Do you know who founded Coach Appreciation Day? I did! Because there was no such day, and in 2012 I led a team of fantastic coaches and I wanted to celebrate them and so I declared November 4 to be the day. Mark your calendars so that next year you can celebrate on the actual day!
How I reflect on the year
December 4, 2023
The season of reflection and intention-setting has begun. I love thinking back over the year and identifying all the learning, and getting clear on what I want for the next year.
Did You Make it Through?
October 30, 2023
Congratulations. It’s the end of October! I want to say, you made it through, but what does it mean to “make it through?” Also, perhaps we should aspire to more than just “making it through.” So here are some Look Back reflection prompts to expand your notion of what it means to successfully reach the end of a month.
Intention can be a placebo
October 15, 2023
I have talked and written a lot about setting intentions before coaching sessions or meetings. Often we set an intention, and then forget all about it, and then after the meeting we remember and think, oh! I forgot all about it but it happened anyway!