Knowing what sets you apart from other health and fitness professionals can help you attract your ideal clients to your business. There are people out there looking for your unique abilities and personality. The clearer you are about what your leadership style is, the better you can communicate it when marketing and the higher your confidence rises.
Numerous personality assessments are available to help you understand your leadership abilities, which can, in turn, help you positively influence people and create a satisfying career. The three leadership styles described below can help clarify your ideal fitness industry role. While some people are a blend of all three, others lean strongly toward one or two personas.
Read over the descriptions and rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 5, according to how much you identify with each of the three styles. Choose 1 if you don’t feel aligned at all and 5 if you’re completely aligned, using 2, 3 or 4 respectively. Go with your gut reaction and first instinct, and don’t analyze your answers too much.
If you love learning, are always seeking the next continuing-education course or certification, and can be found with your nose buried in fitness books, you lean this direction. Do you enjoy investigating your client’s needs in great depth? Are you generally more introverted than extroverted?
Some health and fitness professionals prefer to be envisioning, reading and writing all day long. Having clients is simply your excuse to do all this research. This is important to recognize and structure your career around. Creating opportunities to utilize these skills is crucial to your happiness and success.
Use your research skills to impress clients with knowledge, set long-term goals, write, perform administrative work, or become a well-prepared and effective presenter.
Do you tend to be more extroverted than introverted? Are you comfortable being in the spotlight? Coaches are upbeat and natural public speakers. They’re often group fitness instructors, teachers, presenters and leaders of sports teams. Their attitudes are contagious. The key to a fulfilling career is cultivating opportunities to showcase these skills in front of people who are eager for change.
Use your voice and winning attitude to inspire others during the work week, so you feel like you’re really making a difference in people’s lives.
Are you a people pleaser? Do you enjoy listening to others’ needs and aspirations? This is a