I, Alexander Laurin, am a Canadian who lives outside the city of Toronto. I am a Coach, a Consultant, and a Small Business Owner since 2005 and a lover of podcasting.
Podcasting enhances my life, so I am making it the source to my overall income. How, do you ask? I have a podcast called the Work Utopia Podcast, which is up to 81 episodes at the time of this writing. My goal is to get enough listeners with it, so I can sell advertising time. It’s taken me a while, and there have been some hiccups, which I will share here in the future, but I am being patient with all of this. I get a lot out of it, so even if the money is not streaming in, I am going to keep at it.
I brand myself as the world’s first ever Podcaster’s Coach, because I have not been able to find another authentic Podcaster’s Coach. There are people using the term and refer to themselves as Coaches, and honestly, I have checked them all out, and they are absolutely wonderful, and I love listening to what they have to say. But they are Consultants.
Ok, so bear with me here. Let me share the difference between a Coach and Consultant. This comes from the International Coaches Federation. This is the largest and most respected coaching association in the world. They say –
*ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole. Standing on this foundation, the coach’s responsibility is to:
What is Consulting: Individuals or organizations retain consultants for their expertise. While consulting approaches vary widely, the assumption is the consultant will diagnose problems and prescribe and, sometimes, implement solutions. So with coaching, the assumption is that individuals is capable of generating their own solutions, with the coach supplying supportive, discovery-based approaches and frameworks.
Consultant offer solutions. Coaches offer support and do not offer advice.
So I say that I am actually the first authentic Popdcaster’s Coach, because I have the training, experience, and credential in coaching. That is the primary service I offer. I Coach Podcaster’s who need some support and want to become goal oriented in their life and during their podcasting journey.
I am also offering Consulting. It’s separate. I help small businesses and other coaches create their podcasts. I love doing this too. It’s wonderful to have the creative outlet to make my own and to help other people get started. I love it.
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Alexander Laurin is the Podcaster’s Coach, and the Author of "The Book of Podcasting”. He is the world’s first authentic Podcaster’s Coach, a Certified Podcaster’s & Professional Life Coach with a membership to the International Coaches Federation. Alexander is a proponent of the effectiveness of podcasting as a tool for business & career growth, happiness, meaning, and fulfillment.
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