Those Who Can't do, Teach – True? w/ Melinda Livsey Ep. 21

In this episode Chris and Melinda discuss the self doubt that comes with becoming an online educator. Who should get paid? When are you ready? And what is the the most important skill Teachers and Creatives forget?

In this episode Chris explains what it takes to be a better teacher.
03:40 – How do you know if you are qualified to teach?
06:00 – The criticism of self made educators
08:00 – How much experience is enough to educate others?
10:00 – The difference between an educator and a coach
14:20 – The importance of hands on experience
18:00 – Measure success: The importance of Reviews
20:00 – How to prioritize preparation
21:30 – Chris and Melinda discuss robbing a bank
26:00 – Chris breaks down his process on how to be a better coach
31:00 – It’s all about the client. It’s all about the student
35:00 – How to start the conversation on serving your clients or students.
37:00 – Melinda tries to understand Chris’ ideas clearly.

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