I love coaching bad. It’s an extremely rewarding experience on so many levels. I feel a sense of accountability when someone actually listens to what I have to say. I feel a sense of empowerment and a sense of achievement when someone does something they’ve been struggling with. I feel a sense of accomplishment when I am able to help someone realize that they need to be more present in their life.
When someone is coaching bad, they are not doing it just to get the job done, but they are doing it to get better. That is, when they make mistakes, they are learning from them. When people coach good, they are learning from the mistakes. When someone is coaching bad, they are learning from the failures.
When someone is coaching bad, they are not doing it just to get the job done, but they are doing it to get better. When people coach good, they are learning from the mistakes. When people coach bad, they are learning from the failures.
If you are watching your own coaching and learning from your own mistakes, then you are in the minority. Those who coach good, improve their coaching and get better at it, and those who coach bad, do the opposite. While good coaches are usually excellent for the task they are coaching, bad coaches are usually awful for their efforts.
You would think that we would be a bit more accepting of coaches who coach bad, given the nature of the coaching. But this wasn’t always the case, or it may have only been the latter half of the 20th century. As an individual, it wasn’t easy to find a coach with good integrity. We all know what it’s like to coach a bad coach, but in the early 20th century, coaching bad was considered wrong, even treasonous.
In this post-WWII era of coaching, it was not uncommon for coaches to be paid and to use the money to buy expensive suits, but I have never heard anyone complain about their coaching going bad, so long as the coach did not abuse the gift money. That said, I have also never heard of a coach being sued for coaching bad, so I guess that might just be unusual.
Of course, coaches are human and coaches have their own ethics. I guess it’s all good to know those ethics. My guess is that the coaches in our new Deathloop game are not bad coaches, but rather the characters who are so good that we end up loving them. I imagine that the idea of coaching bad is so alien to them that they don’t even understand what it’s about.
In many ways, I think it’s good to have an ethical system in place, but I get the feeling that the coaches in Deathloop might be doing things that are not completely in line with that system. For instance, Colt’s coach might have a thing for Colt Vahn’s sister, or Colt might have a thing for the Visionaries. If you think about it, that’s probably not a good idea.
I don’t think it’s too much to ask that coach of bad be a little more ethical.
I just got a reply from a coach of bad. He said he was a little too busy to respond to my email, but I’m assuming he’s trying to be really ethical because he says he’s a really good coach. He said that when he was a coach of bad, he was a lot less ethical than he is now. He said that he doesn’t think he was too ethical before, but that now he is way too ethical.