So, someone has asked for your help as a Guide on the Four Streams Coaching (4SC) app.
And what is 4SC anyway? If you haven’t heard, 4SC is an innovative online coaching platform for people who are tracking and sharing their daily progress and challenges to experience deep transformation.
The users come to 4SC because they want to better their lives by connecting people to world-class coaches if they choose to. To learn more check us out at fourstreamscoaching.com/mobile-about.
In short, we help people flourish. That’s where you come in!
So now that you’ve been asked to be a Guide, how can you best help?
First, recognize and affirm their courage.
Affirming your friend’s courage in adding you as a guide and owning their challenges is powerful. It encourages them to keep moving forward and reaffirms their efforts.
Second, hold a posture of acceptance.
The most important thing you can do is be accepting of where they are at in their change process. If they asked you to be a guide it’s because they trust and respect you. This is a huge gift for you to simply be available, listen, and ask great questions.
Third, ask the person you are guiding what their expectations are.
You could ask “How can I support you?” or “Do you want me to follow up every week?” Or something along those lines.
If they use 4SC and have signed you up for weekly emails, we recommend you follow up and let them know “Got the email, you want to chat about it?” If someone is sending you their stats every week, they will probably wonder if you got it, what you think about it, etc.
Fourth, learn the effective ingredients of building others up.
In time, you’ll learn practical things you can say and do when this person needs advice or what to do when this person is experiencing progress and/or challenges. You’ll also learn how to ask helpful questions. Learning those two skills could make all the difference for the person you are guiding.
You don’t want to miss out on that!
Fifth, consider joining 4SC!
It would most definitely be helpful for you to join 4SC yourself. Even if it’s for a few weeks to get a feel for what your friend is going through and to familiarize yourself with the app.
Perhaps, there is something you need support in and 4SC can give you additional tools and resources to help you on your own journey.
On your phone, go here to download the 4SC app. Choose your areas of focus and check-in daily.
Sixth, it’s going to be challenging at times.
Deep personal transformation is profound. Change can be painful and difficult but it’s worth it. This is a huge opportunity for you and we are very grateful that you are taking on this role.
What else can help as you take on this role?
What has worked best for you when you’ve been helped by a guide or mentor? What was it they did that was most impactful?
What’s been most helpful as you’ve supported others who are trying to grow and make progress?
Talk to your own mentors and peers and use this as an invitation for your own growth.
Helping others make progress as well as overcome challenges and setbacks are some of the most rewarding things you can do. Thanks for your support and welcome to 4SC as a Guide!
– The 4SC Team