Before starting MCT, I had this vague notion that we were going to learn “advanced” coaching techniques, like ninja warriors isolated in some mountain top cave, chopping wood and carrying water until finally earning the privilege to learn the Buddha Palm Empowerment Posture or something.
Instead, what I learned was that mastery is about showing up, allowing myself to be seen, doing my own work, asking for help, and having the courage to suck. This program put me through my paces, while offering me the incredible wisdom, support, and experience of our Tribe “elders.”
Was it easy? Hell no!
Did the price tag scare me? Uh-huh!
Would I do it again? In a heartbeat.
To me, MCT was like LCT on steroids. It’s exhilarating to whiz along the electric fence, but I daresay you might scorch your knickers in the process. If I wrote a personal ad for MCT, it would read:
Opportunity: for learning from content experts, giving and receiving feedback, making coaching tools your own, community-building, and discovering deep truths depending on how fully you show up [one of mine: the degree to which I own my own trauma is equivalent to the degree to which I own my own power].
Recommended: foam-padded steel bar for ‘strapping in’ on the craziest of potentially transformative roller coasters; sense of humor and adventure for surviving the ride.
Warning: nowhere to hide (n=12); possibly hazardous to your limbic system; likely to kick up dust at the least convenient moment and serve as a magnet for all unresolved drama in your life; lots of laughter, work, and tears; also lots of love, learning, and growth.
As a full-time nurse/business owner each year when the invitation to apply for MCT arrives, I tell myself I “don’t qualify.” THAT kind of training is only for the “REAL” coaches. Following an irresistible urging, last year I considered the requirements. I decided completing the application process was enough of an achievement for me. Ta-Da!! I qualified. But then I got in. I was terrified. MCT ended up being the next leg on the journey to myself. Am I a better coach? Oh yeah. More than that, I learned to deeply trust in myself and know that I can do anything I put my mind to. And bonus, I now have a beautiful circle of forever friends.
Master Coach Training is everything you think it is, none of what you think it is, and more! I met coaches with varying styles that inspired me, friends who are now sisters, and teachers who saw the magic in me and helped me to see it deeper in myself, enabling me to move forward with more confidence. My life, my coaching, and my relationships are bigger, better and deeper because of this journey. If you feel called to this, do it. You don’t need to know why. I didn’t. I wish I could do it all again.