Coaching In The Age Of AI

We live in interesting, exciting, and complicated times.

Technology is becoming more and more advanced, as there seems to be a new product or technological breakthrough that will “disrupt the workforce”, “revolutionize our lives”, or “change the fabric of humanity” every other day.

The most zeitgeisty of these breakthroughs is, without question, Artificial Intelligence.

Technologists are forecasting the rise of AI to be akin to the birth of the internet in the 1990s.

The power of this technology is exciting yet nerve-wracking. Will it take our jobs? How will we know if something is genuine, made by a human being, or AI-generated? How will this affect younger generations?

Will AI destroy us all?

No one can know the answers to these questions.

However, what we can do is decide how Artificial Intelligence will be used. The difference between replacement and supplementation is the key marker here. AI should be used as a supplement, a tool, to enhance our workflow and productivity rather than replace our unique human touch, gifts, and spirit.

When we discuss AI and Coaching, it’s important to realize what AI is and what it is not. AI is a technology that is constantly learning and evolving based on the nature of what it is receiving. It is not human.

Coaching, on the other hand, is based on the aspect of shared humanity, struggles, and triumphs. Coaching is, in and of itself, born from the messiness and beauty of the human experience.

I asked ChatGPT, an AI ChatBot developed by OpenAI, this question: “How can AI help people who do online coaching?

It gave me a myriad of ways that Artificial Intelligence could help Coaches, including Personalized Recommendations, Data Analysis and Insights, Automated Content Creation, etc.

Yet, at the very end of the list, ChatGPT had this to say about AI and Coaching:

It's important to note that while AI can be a powerful tool for online coaching, it should not replace the human element entirely. Personalized interaction, empathy, and individualized attention are crucial aspects of coaching that AI cannot fully replicate. AI should be seen as a complement to enhance the coaching experience rather than a complete substitute for human coaching.”

Needless to say, I was pretty shocked. Even ChatGPT knows it’s nothing compared to the real deal!

This quote from ChatGPT is a perfect encapsulation of the point of this article, which is that nobody can replace you, Coach.

Your perspective is valuable and unique, and the work that you do cannot be done by anyone else. Even ChatGPT knows this!

Human connection is of the utmost importance in today’s world, where so many are lacking in it. It’s that feeling that you get at the RoundTable when someone shares something potent, or says that they understand you, making you feel seen and heard.

Instead, you can harness this new tool and use it to amplify your skills and gifts, and launch you into a new frontier of Coaching. A frontier where you can help more people and impact others on a wider scale.

In conclusion, here are some AI tools that the AllTakes team loves to use:

  • Scribe - By capturing your process while you work, Scribe automatically generates a visual guide, ready to share with the click of a button.

  • ChatGPT - An AI chatbot discussed in this article.

  • OtterAI - Otter.ai uses AI to write automatic meeting notes with real-time transcription, recorded audio, automated slide capture, and automated meeting summaries.

  • Grammarly - Grammarly is a cloud-based typing assistant. It reviews spelling, grammar, punctuation, clarity, engagement, and delivery mistakes.

  • Podcastle - For the podcasters, this tool is an audio recording and editing platform with integrated AI tools.

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