Some questions come at the perfect time. I was asked in an email by an AgileScout reader how much Agile Coaches get paid. The context of the email and content was pretty focused on the potential for lots of $$$ that he could make.
I simply responded:
“If you want to coach because the money is good… look somewhere else. Coaching is an artform. It takes not only personal involvement, but also emotional involvement to do it well. Anyone can ‘consult.’ It takes more out of you to coach, and coach well. For me, I coach because I believe it’s a calling. I coach because I seriously love helping people reach their potential. I love seeing organizations flourish, not because they deliver more product faster (with quality)… but because I see the culture change to a more positive and productive environment.
Coach because you love it. If not. Move on.”
Coaching is a calling. What do you think?