To be a Master Coach, be a Spiritual Coach

Feb 26, 2024

As a child, not knowing, I saw a mountain as a mountain, just the way it is. As I gained knowledge, I started seeing it from geology, physics, chemistry, and many other irrelevant things. Now, not knowing, and wanting to know only the Truth, I see the mountain again as the mountain.

– Paraphrasing a 100-year-old Zen master, who says he knows nothing

Letting Go and Finding Your True Self: The Power of Spiritual Intelligence

Ever wondered about a child’s innocence? Their minds open to all possibilities and their boundless curiosity? This inherent spiritual intelligence holds the key to mastery in coaching, transcending mere skill sets and delving deep into the mindset that fuels true success.

Coaching in mastery, as everything masterful, is about mindset, not skillsets. Knowledge can often be a hindrance. The wisdom of not knowing helps. Coaching then becomes spiritual coaching. Spiritual coaching it’s about letting go of limiting beliefs, ego, and the constant need for control. It’s about reconnecting with your true self, your center, and discovering a powerful love and acceptance for who you are.

From Knowledge to Wisdom: Embracing “Not-Knowing”

As a child, we see the world with fresh eyes, unburdened by preconceived notions. But as we acquire knowledge, we often get caught up in the details, losing sight of the bigger picture. Spiritual coaching reminds us that true wisdom lies in embracing “not-knowing,” in letting go of the need to control, and in opening ourselves to the vastness of possibilities.

The Paradox of Control: Finding Peace in Acceptance

We often chase after happiness and success, believing that control is the key. But spiritual coaching teaches us a different truth: that true peace comes from accepting what we cannot control. By letting go of our need to manipulate the world around us, we free ourselves to experience life in all its richness and complexity.

Connecting to Your Core: The Power of Sensory Awareness

The foundation of spiritual coaching is sensory awareness. By tuning into our bodies and the present moment, we can access a deeper level of understanding and intuition. It allows us to make choices aligned with our authentic selves, rather than being driven by external pressures.

Lighting the Lamp Within: Sharing Your Spiritual Journey

Once we embark on our own spiritual coaching journey, we are naturally drawn to share the light with others. By becoming spiritual coaches, we empower individuals and communities to tap into their inner wisdom and create positive change in the world.


    • Reflect on four key questions: What does the universe want for me? How will this benefit me and others? What are the potential challenges? What support do I need?
    • Listen to your body: Pay attention to physical sensations to understand your emotional state.
    • Embrace humility: Ask questions with an open mind and a willingness to learn.
    • Share your journey: Inspire others by sharing your experiences and insights.

Whenever you face a dilemma, situational or existential, go through this process. You will get your answer. Once you master this process, you can spiritually coach others.

As the wise Buddha said, light the lamp within, and then offer it to others. Darkness in you begets darkness, not light. By embarking on the path of spiritual coaching, you unlock your inner master coach and empower yourself and others to live more fulfilling and meaningful lives.

Awaken the master coach within you! Join us on a transformative journey by attending our upcoming webinar on Spiritual Coaching. Explore the profound insights shared, unravel the power of spiritual intelligence, and discover the path to coaching mastery. Register now for our upcoming webinar and illuminate your path to becoming a spiritual coach.

Ram Ramanathan, MCC
Ram Ramanathan, MCC


Ram is the Founder and a Principal at Coacharya. As the resident Master and mentor coach, Ram oversees and conducts all aspects of coaching and training services offered under the Coacharya banner.

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