This weekend I watched The Matrix. In the pivotal scene, Neo is given a choice – to take the red pill or the blue pill. If he takes the red pill, there is no turning back, his mind will be opened to the truth of his reality. When it comes to my experience of coaching, I feel a bit like Neo. I’ve taken the red pill and now my life will never be the same. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
What coaching has brought forth is a deeper connection to myself, to family, to friends and to my work. My life is enriched with new awareness. How I show up is different. My perspective on how I approach my day and interactions with other people has shifted.
Coaching taps into an inner core of strength that we all have but isn’t always used or recognized. For me, it feels like I’ve found a missing part of the puzzle. Through coaching I’ve learned how to tap into the core strength on a regular basis. The result is a sense of purpose and power in my work and life in a way that smarts, drive, ambition, and know-how didn’t bring out. When that core strength is tapped, I’m unstoppable.
Tapping into the inner strength through coaching happens through conversation and partnership between the coach and the client. The foundation of coaching starts with awareness but it doesn’t stop there. Otherwise, coaching would be no different than reading a book, finding some great insights and ultimately doing nothing with them because you’ve forgotten the idea that sparked your interest, or you didn’t stay consistent so that it became routine.
The power of coaching is the support structure for taking action and incorporating those insights so that it becomes part of who you are. My daughter can vouch for the authenticity of this statement. Recently she told me that I’ve changed and that I act like a coach regularly. My reply to this statement was that I’m not coming from coach, this is just who I am now.
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