by Dr Patti Britton, World Association of Sex Coaches Certified Sex Coach
I’ve been working as a human sexuality professional for more than 40 years. A lot has changed during that time. The longer I’ve worked in this field and the more I’ve achieved, the more I’ve received this question:
“Can I do what you do? How?”
The short answer to that question is yes, you can, and you can do it in your own way. I can teach you how.
Education has been at the heart of my life’s work – whether that was educating women about their reproductive health with Planned Parenthood, educating other educators about how to structure K-12 sexuality education with SIECUS, or educating clients about sexuality.
In June 2016, I was recognized for this work by AASECT, when I was presented with the AASECT Sexuality Educator of the Year Award. This is the live ceremony where I was recognized:
I share this with you to show you that sexuality education is my passion. It is my calling.
Working with individual clients, I create a huge impact within their lives. There is nothing more exciting than watching an individual move through the sex coaching process and emerge on the other side transformed, happy and joyful within their sexuality.
What I came to realize was that, in order to increase this impact and keep transformation expanding out into the world, I had to do more. It wasn’t enough to be a sex coach working in my own private practice. I needed to start helping others learn to do this vital work.
In 2010, I began formally training sex coaches when I co-founded Sex Coach University with Dr. Robert Dunlap. Through Sex Coach University, I condensed the knowledge and processes learned over my long career to their essential elements. I built a curriculum that teaches people to dive deeply into their individual truth, and then how to combine that self-knowledge with the business and practice of sex coaching. My passion for education was taken to the next level – in addition to educating my clients, I was now educating the next generation of revolutionaries – the next generation of sex coaches.
In the same year, I became a founding member and accepted a position on the Advisory Board of the World Association of Sex Coaches. Sex coaching is a profession in its own right, distinct from counseling and therapy, and to ensure the integrity of the profession, we needed oversight. We needed a way to uphold high standards and to let the public know where they could find help from reputable, highly trained sex coaches.
So, back to the original question – can I really be a sex coach? Can I really make this my life’s work? Can I really make a living helping people with their sexuality?
Yes, you can.
You can do what I do, and I can teach you how.
You will do it in your own way, with your own style, bringing your own strengths and experiences with you. This will make you an amazing sex coach. You can change lives, including your own.