Originally Posted by Keylani
It's funny that we've all seemed to experience that "one" coach that rubs us wrong. Does anyone know if they make a commission on their sales?
When I was reading through old threads here, I saw a post on here that was supposedly by a gal who used to work at one of the centers. She said they are commissioned and as an example said they make fifty bucks each time they sell "The Big 3" kit.
Once I accepted that they really were just sales gals, and not weight loss specialists, it made it easier to get through my weigh-ins. I accept that they are just trying to do their job. Just like any sales center (used cars, appliances) different sales people are going to be more or less driven to make their commissions or simply strive for customer satisfaction.
, I thought of you at my last Connections class. There was a note about how healthy people speak up for themselves. I think women especially have a hard time with being what we perceive as "confrontational". But really, we shouldn't be afraid to be honest with people about what we are comfortable with in our relationship with them. I believe it's called establishing boundaries.
The other suggestions on this post in affect all had you avoiding the problem. Making appointments with other counselors, learning the one lady's schedule and not coming in on her days, those are all avoidance techniques that will hold you back from really being comfortable when you head in there (because in the back of your mind you'll always be afraid that she might be there, or might figure out you're avoiding her and be offended, etc.). In my opinion, the healthy thing to do would be to talk with her honestly next time you meet with her and she starts up again.
For example, if she nitpicks your food journal - you can tell her that this is your
weight loss journey, and you're proud of your choices and how far you've come. You can remind her that you chose to join a weight loss center, rather than do this on your own, because you wanted support and encouragement. Ask her to help you on your journey in ways that feel positive to you, and let her know what that looks like for you
! If you don't want to be sold on more vitamins and herbs, tell her to write that in your chart! You've paid your money for that program, they need to do their job and help you succeed on it.