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After reading “Be a Coach!” (May/June 2017), my group had a group conscience meeting about the concept of a sponsor being a coach. We discussed the idea thoroughly and decided that, to us, an OA sponsor is not like a sports coach. We thought a “guide” or a “friend along the path” is a better image. We have our own concept of a sponsor, which is about nourishing our spirits and helping us find serenity and hope for ourselves. A sponsor listens, and then points out possible snags from experience. A sponsor encourages sponsees to try whatever works because each of

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