As A Scientist, I Finally Understood The Catalytic Value Of Coaching

Greetings. In a previous nugget, I spoke about the chasm between expertise, for example, in science and engineering, but certainly also in many other fields and the area where the rubber hits the road, i.e., the marketplace.

Here is a quick video (see the transcript below):

Transcript

Greetings. In the previous nugget, I spoke about the chasm between expertise 9for example, in science and engineering, but certainly also in many other fields) and the area where the rubber hits the road. I mean in the marketplace.

There’s this chasm, and we have to somehow cross it to accomplish two things: 

  • Create an impact.
  • Get paid. 

We spoke a little bit about how Brilliance Mining™ leads to tangible assets, where you pull your knowledge out of your brain and have something quite tangible and even immortal in your hands. I surmised that scientists and engineers can wrap their minds a little bit more easily around those things than the sort of more “fluffy” concept of coaching. 

My Aha

I do want to invite you to consider that coaching isn’t so fluffy after all and that it actually can cut off years, and I mean, years of effort and frustration on your path.

It is, to put into chemist speak, a catalyst, these ingredients that you have, probably will, or maybe will someday become the product that you envision, but you know about the activation barrier, right? You have to hop over that barrier. With a catalyst, you can lower that activation barrier. You can bring it from the top to the middle, or maybe even a little lower, and you get there faster. That IS quite tangible. 

I can share with you many stories of brilliant people who did it on their own for years. And finally, they got a little bit of help, that “catalytic pinch of help”. Then they looked back and said, “Why did I not do this sooner?

I’m just telling you this from my heart to yours because I’m one of you; I am a scientist by training. As I shared with you, coaching was not on my radar for a long time. And then when it was, I was like, oh my goodness, how did I not know about this before?

I’m Curious

  • What is your experience with coaching?
  • If you think a pinch of coaching – from someone “nonfluffy” who understands scientists, engineers, and technical people, I invite you to book a complimentary 15-minute call with me. We can take a look at what you are working on and whether a “catalyst” would help you.

Live Brilliantly,

Dr. Stephie

P.S.: I appreciate you commenting and sharing this Brilliance Nugget with others. Thank you!

Stephie Althouse

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