Episode 54: What is coaching and how can it help me?

By Malini Devadas

June 8, 2021


What is coaching and how can it help me?

Today I want to talk to you about what coaching is, as well as what it isn’t.

The term ‘coaching’ is used widely today, and conjures up different meanings for different people. Some people turn to a coach when they seek to be held accountable to their goals. Others want someone to give them advice (which I think of as mentoring) as to which direction they should go with their business.

Regular listeners to the Edit Boost Podcast will have heard me coaching editors to help them identify their desired goals and decide the first steps to get there. But I’ve also given advice from time to time. My approach, as reflected in the coaching calls on this show, is a mix of coaching and mentoring that my clients have found effective for getting them unstuck in business. It’s been so rewarding to see my clients’ businesses take off after I’ve helped them uncover their own potential, step into their confidence and take action to achieve the goals that are important to them (as opposed to other people’s expectations).

Today I’ll share with you my thoughts about what coaching is and what it isn’t; hopefully this will give you a better understanding of what I mean when I talk about ‘coaching’.


If you want to get clear on your money, marketing and mindset, check out ‘Boost Your Editing Income’, my e-course and group coaching program.

Malini Devadas

About the author

I've been a professional editor since 2004. These days, I work as a mindset and transformational coach, helping editors find more clients by becoming confident marketers.

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