Technological innovations are revolutionizing every possible corner of the world. The coaching industry hasn’t been untouched by the same. You might wonder that apart from coaching being offered online – how else can the coaching get more digitized? Welcome to metaverse coaching! The latest talk of the town, coaching in a metaverse, will soon become the new normal. Metaverse coaching is creating ripples throughout the global coaching community. Let’s explore what is so exciting about coaching in the metaverse.
What is metaverse, and how is it related to the coaching industry?
If you are not sure what ‘metaverse’ means, think of it as a virtual reality or world existing on the digital plane. There are elements in the metaverse mimicking certain features or experiences of the physical world. The metaverse also has aspects that are different from the latter. In a metaverse, you can choose your own digital avatar, interact with other characters, and explore new spaces and dimensions. It might be easier to comprehend the concept if you are familiar with virtual reality games. When you are in the metaverse, you are parallelly experiencing another digital reality.
What has metaverse got to do with coaching? Metaverse coaching is slowly gaining popularity. Coaching in the metaverse means that sessions are conducted on a metaverse platform. Just like carrying out sessions face-to-face or through video platforms, coaching in the metaverse entails shifting to virtual reality for the training. Both the coach and clients log in as their avatars and interact in the metaverse.
Can the metaverse provide an improved experience for coaches and clients?
It is natural to wonder why to shift to metaverse when others platforms of communication already exist. Coaching in the metaverse does have quite an appeal. Here is why metaverse coaching is creating all the buzz:
- There is a lot of scope for flexibility and creative expression. You can design and change your avatars—your digital counterpart. Explore different spaces in the metaverse, sparking greater interest and dynamism among trainees.
- Since the metaverse is a virtual reality, disconnection from the distractions of the physical world can prove fruitful. You can design a relaxing space for your client in the metaverse, taking the coach-client relationship to another level.
- You can allow your clients to interact with the metaverse. You can set up situations or spaces and ask your client’s avatar to respond, and that can be a good interaction in sessions.
- A metaverse also is conducive to the growth of your client community. Your clients would be able to interact with each other in the metaverse. You can also create VIP spaces, session stages or virtual objects to augment the client experience.
Is jumping on the bandwagon worth it?
Metaverse coaching is something entirely new to the coaching industry. Coaches presently have a few common inhibitions before switching to the metaverse. Virtual reality and avatars, after all, do not truthfully portray the trainee’s demeanor or responses. Coaching sessions depend a lot on personal interaction, and to what extent going in the metaverse can hamper that is up to you to decide. It is certainly novel and has immense potential. You can weigh the pros and cons, test it out, and ease into the concept. Maybe you will become a metaverse master coach in the coming months? Let us know in the comments what you think!