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...
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...