6 Secrets of Successful Coaches – Video

Oftentimes, when we find that our mission is to help others, we might stop in our tracks or hesitate because we’re operating out of some old beliefs that just aren’t true. In the 30 years that I’ve been working in this field, I’ve known many who’ve made the mistake of believing that we have to have it “all together” before we can help anyone else. In fact, there are some great secrets to being a Successful Coach. I invite you to check out these 6 unexpected and powerful guidelines that help practitioners accelerate their personal growth and professional effectiveness.

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What’s you favorite secret?

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Marc David
Institute for the Psychology of Eating
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  • Great tips Marc. Here are a couple of more concepts which can help in coaching… Walk your talk and clear your own issues. Practice non-attachment to the outcome and non-judgement. Trust that it’s all OK.

    • Hi Lewis,

      And … you only need to be one step ahead of your clients to be able to help them take the next one.

      Thanks for joining the conversation here.
      Marc, David

  • Alvaro

    Thanks a lot
    I love your approach and the helpful tips.
    Thanks again

  • Amy

    Thank you for giving of your time and passion David! My take away from much of what you talked about is it’s a spiritual journey on both the practitioner and client ends. The physical part is symptom that will work itself out when the spiritual body is fit!

    • Amy,
      You worded it perfectly!


  • angela

    It’s like you wrote this for me. I wish you came in pocket size so i could carry you around and take you out when i need a reminder. Someone wise told me the other day that people have the right to suffer. This mentality of fixing our clients sees them as broken. It’s a good reminder to serve and love them. IT should reflect how we serve and love ourselves….

    • Wonderfully put, Angela!

    • Em

      Hahaha, you wish he came in pocket size so that you could carry him around as a reminder!!!!!! I just totally cracked up when I read that…. wouldnt that be nice???!!!??? lol are you laughing, Marc? 😉
      P.S. Excellent videos 🙂

  • Aamina

    Hi Marc,
    awesome video with great tips
    Its always good for me to remember I don’t need to know everything in order to help people and not wait until I do, cause I never will.

    • Hi Aamina,
      Nice to hear from you again!
      So glad to hear you enjoyed the video.
      It’s never too late to begin sharing our gift and helping others.


  • Natalie Baack

    Thank you so much for this Marc. I put off enrolling in IPE until I realized I didn’t have to lose 50lbs first. Coaching with Anita Avalos helped me shift those beliefs and now I’m starting in October! Still doesn’t hurt to hear it again 🙂 So excited for this program.

    • Hi Natalie,
      So glad to hear you made the decision to take the leap. It’s going to be a fantastic year!
      Anita’s a great guide to have on your side 🙂


About The Author
Marc David

Marc David is the Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, a leading visionary, teacher and consultant in Nutritional Psychology, and the author of the classic and best-selling works Nourishing Wisdom and The Slow Down Diet. His work has been featured on CNN, NBC and numerous media outlets. His books have been translated into over 10 languages, and his approach appeals to a wide audience of eaters who are looking for fresh, inspiring and innovative messages about food, body and soul. He lectures internationally, and has held senior consulting positions at Canyon Ranch Resorts, the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, the Johnson & Johnson Corporation, and the Disney Company. Marc is also the co-founder of the Institute for Conscious Sexuality and Relationship.