What is Life Coaching and what brought me to it
To those who have known me for a long time it will be no big surprise that I have chosen to be trained as a LIFE COACH and add COACHING to the services of my company. For as far as I can remember, friends and students always surrounded me or called me on the phone seeking encouragement, a pep talk, an uplifting, someone whom they trusted to talk to, someone to listen to them, or someone to use as a sounding board of their views, ideas, concerns.
For a long time I did this unconsciously, as naturally as one breathes and I enjoyed the deep connection and people’s acknowledgement. People often told me big things like: “You touched me deeply at the core of my essence;” “you helped me gain clarity;” “you empowered me.” These comments and the fact that, for a long time, I spent several hours a week being there for people, listening, encouraging, supporting, got me thinking that this had gone beyond the friendship and love I felt for people; IT HAD BECOME A TRUE CALLING.
What I had been doing, without calling it so, was in fact COACHING.
So I sought to learn how to give the support people asked for in a more organized way; to learn how to listen more intensely; to learn how to ask the right questions and challenge people to get unstuck faster; to validate them, and create with them a vision of their dreams.
After a lot of soul searching and research I found the program which felt right for me and I became a humble student at COACH UNIVERSITY. (I graduated in April 2005).
The advanced training of over 200 hours which I have now completed had also unexpected personal challenges and rewards for me. I embarked into a personal journey of self discovery that I was not aware I had to take. During my training, I realized that my personal foundation was the key to doing COACHING, or anything else, successfully. So beyond the course work and training hours, I spent countless hours understanding myself and re-creating a new me. The results are astounding and the benefits to me and the people I come into contact with unbelievable even to me!
The natural gift had always been there, but the digging had to be done to unearth it and claim it as my own.
This is not to say that I know it all now; for the journey continues… But, more than ever, I can now understand what the Greek philosopher Socrates knew all along: That we know nothing. And I am at peace with it.
Yet, this surrendering is not ignorant, it is MAGIC. Once you have made this choice you begin to look at LIFE for the MIRACLE that it is.
As Albert Einstein put it: “There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
So I have made my choice. How about you?No matter what the challenge, the goal, the ambition or the dream; the answer is to be found in the SACRED space within, which I would be honored to explore with you.
If you are interested in finding out more about this journey of getting in touch with and fulfilling your dreams sign up here for a complimentary coaching session. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain; and I will be deeply honored that you made the connection with me.
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