It is my opinion that working with a coach requires vulnerability… a deep, self exposing vulnerability. For it is in the acknowledgement that we have tried all sorts of different approaches to solving a problem, or making a change, and we can reach out for someone else’s support and clarity to move forward. This takes courage, to admit we are stuck, we do not know how to proceed, and courage to try something new.
As a coach, it is such an honor to work with a person when they are open and vulnerable. It is such an honor to walk with them for a while, and hold the space for them to uncover what is wanting to emerge, and to ask the deep questions that bring forth the path. It is an honor to witness someone uncovering themselves and discovering their truth.
The challenge is in developing the skills for this vulnerability to stay open over extended periods of time. When we are truly open and vulnerable, our presence is awakened and our ability to create change and see a new direction is possible. As a coach who works primarily with this awakening process, it is amazing seeing the glimmers appear more and more often, and the skills deepen in lengthening this experience.
Then the real magic happens. Once we are in that awakened place, there is consciousness. From consciousness, the ability to address relationships, parenting, work issues, money, and all of our challenges in our lives, are simplified. They become opportunities and possibilities, instead of obstacles. Life becomes a playground with constant amazing discoveries and adventures.
For me, there is nothing I would rather do than co-create levels of consciousness with another person and experience their clarity on what they want for themselves. It is a gift guide the soul into presence, coaching into consciousness and creating magic from that place. For life around us is only a mirror to what we experience from within, and bridging the gap between our soul and our lives is essential and fun to do once we become motivated and curious to go there.
Celebrate vulnerability, courage, and consciousness…. May they be your guides ever present guides!