Inspired to rock?
In a typical coaching session, I ask clients a lot of questions to encourage deep reflection on their personal decision-making challenges.
Responses are insightful. Clients experience a flood of energy and enthusiasm when they begin to see new possibilities and options not previously considered about their challenges, choices and decisions.
Most become inspired through this process to create and lead lives that feel closer to their genuine selves—and gain clarity about what they want to experience and achieve. For some this is an epiphany; for others it is confirmation of what was already known deep down.
At the end of each session, clients come up with personal goals and the specific, realistic actions they need to achieve them. It’s a great experience that clients undergo (and to witness first hand), when they finally capture the essence of what is needed to reach their goals.
Goals rock - why they matter
Setting goals and following through on them, has often energized and helped me focus my efforts towards what I want and need in my life.
Goals offer hope. They provide an opportunity to throw energy behind an idea – a vision, dream, aspiration or new purpose. Acting on our goals can shake us out of inertia and fuel the present with enthusiasm.
You rock – why you matter
If there is something that rocks you, set goals. We all need a bit of direction to get to new places.
The deliberate daily act of working on personal goals creates momentum and energy in life. Focus on what matters to you and fulfill your goals by bringing your best to each day – your energy, enthusiasm and commitment.
Will keep you posted. And, please, keep me posted.
This is my first go at building my own website. My first blog, too! I am going to develop the habit of blogging regularly.
I'm currently coaching six people and counting - in personal meetings and by phone.
In a few weeks I'm off to New York for three full days of coach training. And two days of enjoying the city.
Picked up a stack of books with my new library card! A few mentions: Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Invisible Acts of Power; James Hollis, author of Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life. I didn't even open Sex and the Seasoned Woman, by Gail Sheehy. No idea what it's about!
I've been listening to Pema Chödrön tapes and Sounds True web radio, hosted by Tami Simon.
I have also taken up running. Make that jogging and only on soft surfaces. My goal is two km and I can now do just one. Maybe I need a coach!
Also working toward daily sitting meditations of 30 minutes.
Will keep you posted.
For almost three months, I've been working with a keen and supportive group of Canadian trainees from Montreal and Toronto who along with me are working towards their professional coach certification.
I've opted for taking my June training in New York City instead of Toronto. I'm looking at this as a personal challenge - to see how I stack up against New Yorkers who have the reputation for being confident, self-possessed and outspoken. They know what they want and say so.
Following the three-day intensive training, I will work with a peer coach, a peer trainee, a peer group and a special peer 'niche' group for 12 weeks - all New Yorkers, who some I expect will become long time friends!
Will keep you posted.
My family, relationships, movement, nature, flexibility of mind, exploration of alternative perspectives & openness are central to my life.