It seems like every tenth person is becoming a coach, or at least would like to! In the last decade there has been an explosion of coaching accreditations, coaching schools, university degrees, coaching niches and a plethora of self professed guru’s spruiking “How to make a million dollars in your coaching room” programs for the once in a life time price...
Playing the role of devil’s advocate for a moment, I’d like to turn the theme of this edition of the WCM e-zine on its head a bit. Instead of discussing “The State of the Profession,” let’s turn the camera around for an inward perspective and focus on the professionals. That’s you, and that’s me. I suggest we ponder this:
Whatever we are attending to, we, as coaches, are always helping our clients clarify intention and develop SMART goals; identify challenges and opportunities, identify and align motivation with vision and action; design action steps nurturing commitment and follow-through, and celebrating success.
Each one of these actions and many related sub-actions beg...
How to let go of military life and move on to civic street?
This article aims to explore, via the story of five former military men and women, exactly what the transition feels like, with more or less support, and seeks lessons in making it more effective and manageable from both sides.
In all personal growth work designed to explore the mysteries of inner realm it’s bound to come up sooner or later. It’s that roar of angst and frustration at the sticky grip a deep seeded belief can have.
Arrgggh…all the work I’ve done and it just won’t let go! Years I’ve been working on this and I’m still living it out. Why!?
To let go and move on or to hold tight and stay stuck, that is the question, if asked with awareness, that can bring us insight and self-recognition.
Engaging our emotions in introspection and self-reflection requires the discipline of compassionate and objective self-observation. Our feelings, when respected in this way, can guide us to the truth of our...