Being a coach comes with the responsibility of somehow teaching
and telling others how much they are solely responsible to themselves. And to me,
how I put this message across to the next individual, in a way that it sticks
with them long after my encounter, depends on the individual strengths of
everyone I deal with.
The first way I would describe my coaching style is that I
am first and foremost a listener. Listening deeply gives you an insight to the strengths,
capabilities, fears, talents, emotions, powers, and hopes of each individual, and all these not only gives you all there is
to know about an individual, but it gives me the heads up on how best to drive
that individual to the point where they acknowledge, accept and embrace the power
in their own strengths, because only then can people achieve their full
When coaching, it is important to first teach the individual
that they are above the ‘opportunity’ ahead of them, teaching them that they
have a lot more to offer to the situation at hand than the situation has to offer
That wether it is getting into the college of their choice, or
it is applying for the job of their dreams. How they approach the situation influences
how much control, influence and power they either leave the circumstance with,
or it leaves them with.
Being an ivy league college coach is not any different from coaching
and guiding individuals through their many life decisions, because to me, as
tiny or as huge as a decision one has to make desires to present itself, the
mentality of the individual facing the
situation is what defines that person.
Applying for that dream school wether it is to Yale, Harvard,
Princeton, Warthon, Brown University has as much effect on your personality as
just asking a girl you fancy out on a date.
Teaching college applicants how to put their strengths on
display in a way that you become too interesting an applicant and prospective
student to the college, that they see you as an opportunity to put their name
out there is the a tool to all college applicants must poses.
Everyone has their strenghts and unique abilities, and every
college desires to get that student who is fully aware of themselves, of their
potential, of the role they play in building the prestigious brand that Ivy Colleges
After all said and done, I would best describe my coaching
style as a classic blend of all three
top leadership styles, although I am less autocratic, as an Ivy league coach,
because in guiding a student through making a decision as life changing and
influencial as the college they choose to mould their lives, it is more important
that the students finds their own strengths themselves, you teach them how to,
and they make thier own discoveries.