I feel deeply honored, inspired and grounded to be in this budding profession. Coaching is the most profound approach I’ve ever come across and trust me I’ve done a lot of searching in my days.
To sum up my personal experience:
Life without coaching = frustrating, confusing, stressful, anxiety ridden.
Life with coaching = amazing, wonderful, inspiring, spontaneous, abundant.
Becoming a trained coach is a pivot point for most people I’ve talked to. Coaching helps us become more masterful at communicating, not only with others, but also with ourselves.
Coaching approaches help us to not get sucked into a problem, but to start visualizing solutions we can bridge with.
Coaching helps us get to the heart of a matter instead of staying on the surface and spinning wheels.
Coaching is one skill-set that has the ability to positively impacts all areas of our life.
I’ve never heard the words, “I’m so disappointed I completed that coaching program, gosh darnit.” come out of anyone's mouth. Quite the contrary!
Coach training pivots lives, professionally of course, but in my opinion it is the personal pivots that are also so profound to witness.
In light of my love for coaching, I’ve compiled three things that pleasantly surprised me about coaching. My hope is that the pleasantly inspire you.
Solutions are never found in the worry. Anytime we are facing a problem and we remain in the problem, the solution is much harder to see, it is clouded. When we are stuck in worry our values, insights and wisdom's are cloudy to us. Einstein’s wisdom has meaning here. “No problem can be solved by the same level of consciousness that created it.”
The heart is the metaphor for the Highest Self within us all. It has our wisest answers, is our wisest counselor and knows what is aligned with our core values because it is the harbinger of our truth. A masterful coach introduces people to the Highest aspects of themselves waiting within.
Anytime we need a solution, an answer, a piece of wisdom our heart is always ready, willing and waiting to provide. Clouds do not take away the sun. The heart is always ready to serve our highest aims.
2. What is in your heart is just the start!
What does it mean to find one’s self? Once we find our heart, our true self, our Highest Self, we have found ourselves. It is like coming home.
Furthermore, once we find ourselves we then have the opportunity to create ourselves. We get to choose who we wish to be in the world and what we wish to accomplish. This is profound way to live life and where life starts to become truly miraculous!
Getting to the heart is just the start. In our heart we are most aligned, and therefore our answers more enlightened and therefore our outcomes more miraculous.
Home truly is where the heart is.
3. We do not create possibilities.
What!? Yes, that is correct. We do not create possibilities. Possibilities already exist. What we do, think, and who we choose to be, either gives us access to possibilities or blocks us from them. They don’t ever go away and we can gain access to them at any point.
This is why in coaching we get to experience a transformation being only one perspective shift away at all times and how a mustard seed moves a mountain.
By Laurel Elders, PCC
IICT Founder / Senior Faculty