When Jeremie Averous took the floor at the recent Monthly Roundtable (gathering of coaches and coach students) of the Malaysian Association of Certified Coaches (MACC) as both a professional certified coach and author, I could feel a great sense of achievement and fulfillment in him which I was equally proud of.
What is the essence of this book? It is a book that set its sight of what the world will become and how we, coaches and non coaches , will need to choose whether we want to move forward to embrace the new information age, or stay put where we are, or even backtrack to the past.
Jeremie’s achievement in writing this insightful book is no small feat for many reasons.
Firstly, he is French but he has written a book in English! This is a testimony of someone who has stepped out of his ‘comfort zone’!
Secondly, he is an Expatriate Project Manager of an Oil & Gas organization who should be attempting subjects like Engineering, Geology or something related to his field of expertise, but instead, he has ventured out to new terrains of socio-economies and management. This is a testimony of someone who has an expanded horizon of the world, making him well- rounded and holistic.
Lastly, but the most significant of all is this: Jeremie is really living it out as a true blue coach.
These qualities I mentioned are not just hallmarks of a great person but they are the very things we as coaches do to inspire, role model and challenge our coachees to do whatever it takes to achieve their goals and in the process, make this world a better place to live in.
I am glad that I shared a small part of this inspiring journey with him, having coached him on this issue of writing and publishing a book in one of the many coaching sessions of his coach certification program. Although I must say that my contribution was little compared to what he had single handedly achieved.
Kudos to you, Jeremie, and I’m looking forward to your next book.
Who else do you know who has such shining examples of coaches who live it out? Do share with me and my readers.