An awful lot of fantastic coaching has been coming out of Hollywood lately, have you noticed?
Whether it's Morgan Spurlock's feature film debut "Supersize Me"...
"Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" also on the big screen...
Or the immense coaching breakthrough moments in "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy"...
Tears of joy and newfound confidence in "What Not to Wear"...
And ABC's lifechanging "Extreme Makeover, Home Edition"...
It's undeniable. Coaching has come, and found it's place in what I consider to be some of the very best work coming out of Hollywood.
And that's not even mentioning the more obvious "Starting Over" and other reality TV shows that revolve around the idea of changing lives for the better through Life Coaching.
Pretty darned cool stuff especially when you consider the limitless reach of television and film in our lives. Will video games with a coaching theme be next? Well if those things have to exist, I can only hope.
Question for you.
Seeing as we're talking about movies and such.
If you were the last coach on earth, and it was up to you to save the world from its impending doom, who would be the 10 people you would do ANYTHING to coach.
In other words, if your coaching skills were the only thing between survival and certain death and destruction...what 10 people would you choose, out of all the people you know, or maybe who you currently coaching, to coach like a fiend, and save the day?
I know, it's a pretty funny premise. And no I don't think any studios will come a-knocking, but I do have a reason for asking.
I strongly believe that coaching has a large role to grow into, to coach those in the public eye, whether that be actors, directors, studio executives, station owners, news programmers, journalists, politicians at all levels of government.
In fact, I'll call it a responsibility of the coaching profession going forward.
These are the people who through coaching, can be said to have a level of influence that has the potential to spread the effects of coaching to the Nth degree.
Don't get me wrong, there is nothing small or unworthy about coaching clients who aren't in the public arena.
But it was Archimedes who said "Give me a lever long enough and I will move the world."
Andrea J. Lee coaches entrepreneurs and online business owners. As Thomas J. Leonard's General Manager, she helped build and manage the largest network and trainer of personal and business coaches in the world. Now the CEO of Andrea J. Lee Group of Companies, she writes, speaks and consults on Marketing, Internet and Business systems. This is an excerpt from the her NEW BOOK - Multiple Streams of Coaching Income, http://www.multiplestreamsofcoachingincome.com