Becoming a Recovery Coach
There are few jobs as rewarding as being a Recovery Coach! Everyday I help clients navigate their life transitions and work on making positive changes to get them to a better place. People come to me struggling and in need of assistance in negotiating a necessary life change. It is amazing seeing someone go from a life of shambles and pain to a life full of happiness and success. I am so proud of my clients and their dedication to their recovery. It takes a lot of work and does not happen overnight.
Coaches do more than lead the cheers in that they help provide a critical ingredient to change – accountability. When I first meet with someone, we discuss what is happening in their lives now and what needs to change for them to create their ideal life. We focus on their strengths and create measurable goals to get them to this ideal situation. I don’t tell then what to do. Rather, we work together as a team and hold them accountable for their actions and what they have or haven’t done on their journey.
Recovery Coaching came about to address the growing demand for a level of care that is accessible, flexible and, most importantly, affordable. We, as evolving creatures, tend to seek out guidance and support. All this means that no two days are alike in my life. One day, I may be seeing a client in my office to go over what triggers them wanting to use or using online meeting software to help another person come up with coping mechanisms. The next day, I may be on the phone helping a client identify barriers to their recovery.
The opportunities for coaching are abundant. Most people think coaches just focus on the social health epidemic of substance abuse. People pre-contemplate change, like going to detox, going to rehab or discharging from either. A Recovery Coach is part of that journey and can be part of other types of journeys. Another example may be when we examine people’s health such as coping with a medical issue or new diagnosis. Being told you have chronic disease can be life altering and making changes at this point are critical. Many other circumstances can create the need for coaching. A Recovery (or Sober) Coach can be instrumental in assisting a person negotiate crucial pending changes.
Another exciting thing for me is that you don’t have to go through attending classes on a school’s schedule to become a coach. You can now access my easy-to-use Recovery Coaching education online and learn at your leisure. Don’t take my word for it though. Listen to what some of my students have said:
“I felt that the material presented covered the objectives I had. I did not enter this program with any particular aim, other than trying to understand how best I can help clients that leave treatment. I felt that the material presented did a great job of explaining what my capacity could be.” – K. Morgan
“This class is more than I expected and contains much more content delivered in a very well organized curriculum. Good work Sober Network.” – J. Groomer
“I really wanted to thank you for putting together such a comprehensive course which will allow me to set up for Course 2. I feel so invigorated with my recovery because of all this new knowledge and the opportunity to put into use.” – L.J. Schwartz
Learn more by visiting www.sobercoaches.info today! We would love to have you as part of our family of coaches helping with positive changes!!!