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LDRSHIP's Comment
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Today my company called me and asked if I would become a trainer. I'm honored that they thought so highly of me to ask.

I have serious reservations though. Although I do know how to train individuals, I know my personality can come off as gruff. I'm am positive that I have the ability, just hesitant as if I have the demeanor. 18 years in the military has forever molded my personality. I tend to be overly blunt.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey, that's pretty cool!

Are you gonna do it?

Splitter's Comment
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Today my company called me and asked if I would become a trainer. I'm honored that they thought so highly of me to ask.

I have serious reservations though. Although I do know how to train individuals, I know my personality can come off as gruff. I'm am positive that I have the ability, just hesitant as if I have the demeanor. 18 years in the military has forever molded my personality. I tend to be overly blunt.

Wait until I start my training in March!! 😇 Seriously though, congratulations! Never mind your personality! Get that money!!

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Hey, that's pretty cool!

Are you gonna do it?

I know the company is really short handed on trainers in the SE region. They are down to 1. Pretty much all of our trainers left are NE region. Either NY or PA. I might give it a shot. I know the need SE trainers.

I am concerned that I would be viewed as 'mean'. I am a nice guy, I just am very to the point. I am not good at letting someone down easy.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I am concerned that I would be viewed as 'mean'. I am a nice guy, I just am very to the point. I am not good at letting someone down easy.

Don't worry about it. My trainer was the same way. As a trainer, you NEED to be as direct as possible especially when the trainee gets into a potentially dangerous situation. Afterwards, you can then revisit the situation, in a more calm and instructional manner. Most trainees will appreciate your directness, more than you think. Trainers come in all different personalities.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Any coach that is worth his game record, as rough as he is with the team members, will tell you that if the players can sense his heart for them, they'll do anything for the coach.

You can be gruff. Just get your point across. But in turn be proud of your student's accomplishments and let them know that. That's the payoff and motivation for both you and your student.

Congratulations on getting noticed (in a good way) by the people in the office.

Steve L.'s Comment
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While a direct trainer may not be appreciated by some, the top trainees will know the good words you speak are well-earned.

Good luck and DRIVE ON, DRILL SERGEANT! DRIVE ON!

Jim A.'s Comment
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You will be just fine, I only trained one person my wife now that's another story all together.

G-Town's Comment
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Wow Patrick! Congratulations!

I wouldn't worry about being blunt. If you are fair, reasonable and patient with your students a dose of blunt shouldn't hurt. Let's face it, this is a tough gig, requiring folks with thick-skin.

Train them they way you wanted to be trained. I think you'll do fine. Give it your best.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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*** UPDATE ***

I informed my training department today that I am willing to be a trainer. Just need to get a round of approvals from the other departments. After that is attend the next Train the Trainer once it is scheduled.

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