We believe that being a life coach is really similar to being a superhero.
Each life coach is unique, like a superhero. They all dedicate their whole life helping people. Each with their own personal origin story and a special “superpower” they use to help others.
Most often, their superpower is first their greatest obstacle, and once they go through their own personal metamorphosis, they develop a skills to help others do the same. They uncover a truth that was within them all along. They transmute their flaws into their greatest strength.
Whatever it is, it’s a transformational process extremely similar like that of a Superhero.
And just like with the Avengers, we went on a mission to find all the unique life coaches with huge potential from all around the world and bring them together as the Earth’s Mightiest Supercoaches.
Andy Whittle is one of the coaches we found and we did a little interview with him. He impressed us with his positive attitude and strong support that he offers his clients. Here is what he said.
Meet Life Coach Andy Whittle:
Name: Andy Whittle
Pillar: The Mind
Who is this coach for: For anyone who wants to have strong support and valuable feedback on their way of reaching their goals.
How they can help: Attentive listening, strategic questioning, dedicated support and outside feedback.
First of all, how are you and your family doing in these Pandemic times?
We are all fine, and coping fairly well with the situation, it does feel as though we have lost a complete year and I know my children have missed the social aspect of being with all of their friends, but they have managed to stay connected and it will soon be back to ‘normal’.
How does the coronavirus pandemic affect your clients? Did it affect you at all?
It did affect me initially especially with a lot of the training work I did face to face.
But I am nothing if I am not adaptable so I was soon up and running as people adapted themselves to the online world and became more comfortable with the technology.
It has changed the type of coaching I do, in that people are struggling with adapting, more stress, career challenges, new ways of working etc.
What are the biggest lessons that you learned in this pandemic?
That connection and support networks are ultra important.
I learned that people, including myself, are stronger than they think, more adaptable than they think and can rise to any challenge with the right mindset.
Tell us about you, your career, how you started with your coaching career?
I have been many things to many people in my lifetime.
Lots of hats, lots of very interesting experiences and the red thread through all of this has always been people.
I got into proper coaching roughly 5 years ago when I found the perfect curriculum for me that really spoke to my strengths and understanding of the way things and people worked.
What was your biggest obstacle that you had to overcome in your life that made you who you are today?
Realizing that life is too short to be in the wrong job.
I was a fish out of water in my old job and I realized that I had to create yet another comfort zone.
I had to stop blaming others for my lack of choices and start making changes, taking chances and being more proactive.
The Coaching Style:
How do you innovate with coaching your clients?
I think that I innovate with my clients by really listening to them and by becoming a thinking partner for them.
Helping them reflect on their thoughts, ideas, values and strengths to really be able to move forward with confidence in knowing who they are and what they want.
What’s unique about your coaching approach?
Most people are after some sort of change, a new life, a new job, a new perspective on things.
Having reinvented myself many times over the years I have a pretty unique perspective on life.
Anything is possible.
What benefits do your clients get after working with you?
Encouragement, support, a bouncing board, valuable feedback, someone who listens, the chance to have an outsider’s perspective with no judgement or preconceived ideas.
Do you use any specific tools to be efficient with your clients?
I do have many tools in my toolbox, but the most powerful are listening and questioning.
If you had a super megaphone that, when you speak into, the whole world will hear your message, what would you say?
We are all worthy, we all deserve to be heard, seen, listened to, loved and acknowledged.
We all have a special place in this world.
What is the greatest lesson you have learned in your life?
No one else can make you happy, complete you or should judge you.
You do You.
Everyone else is taken.
Your final thoughts?
Coaching is the gift that keeps on giving.
We all learn so much about ourselves through self reflection and genuine intuitive feedback.
Our self perception can be so muddled and our limiting beliefs can be so limiting. Having more options in life can be so rewarding.
Where Can You Find Andy Whittle?
If you want to dive deeper into his work check out his website https://www.andywhittle.be/ where you will find everything you might want to know about him.
Andy Whittle is a remarkable human being with a positive attitude that is highly infectious. You can schedule a free consultation call with him here and see what we are talking about. It was a pleasure doing this interview.