I’ve had the good fortune to work with several wonderful teachers—life coaches, therapists, yoga instructors, a Buddhist nun, several horses, and an old cedar tree—and they’ve all taught me the same thing: Be present. And over the years I learned to recognize the obstacles to being present: guilt about the past and worry about the future. I learned that only in the present moment can I connect with the source of my well-being.
I learned that I am the one with the ruby slippers, and I can click my heels together in any moment to return home. I am the source of my well-being. And I have a passionate desire to help others discover this for themselves. So my personal journey of self-discovery, exploration and practice propelled me into an equine-assisted coach training program where I learned how to help others shift from feeling lost and somehow flawed to feeling centered, confident, and open to possibilities. And this happens best when we learn to be present.
So maybe reconnecting to your own source of well-being sounds mysterious, unattainable, or even irrelevant. How can coaching help?
Everyone possesses their own ability to find their way towards whatever goal they seek. That’s the fundamental belief in coaching: you come to a coaching session as a creative, resourceful, and whole human being. YOU are the expert on your own experience, your own skills, your own voice, your own goals--not the coach.
But often we can’t hear our own voice because it gets drowned out by the critics, both external and internal. In order to hear your own creative and resourceful voice, you need a safe environment. A safe space where you can discover, explore, and experiment without fretting about someone else’s agenda or judgment. Where you can hear the song your heart has been singing all along.
When you hire me as your life coach, we will co-create a safe “container” together where YOU decide what’s important, what you want to achieve, and how you will get there. I will listen beneath your stories for your gifts, your talents, your desires, for the things you used to be interested in before you were told you were no good at them. I will remember the things that you say are important when you forget them. I will remind you to breathe if things get difficult. I will ask you, “Is that true…” and “What if….” and “How will you…” and you can explore the scary edges of those possibilities. You can be curious and experiment without the fear of being judged.
I will coach you in person, on the phone, or via Skype or FaceTime, so it doesn’t matter where you are physically located. It will take a session or two for us to co-create a sense of connectedness and trust and to fully establish what you want to explore. Then together we will create an agreement for our coaching relationship.
If this sounds like something you’d like to experience, give me a call. We can set up a complementary session to explore your path back to the source of your well-being: YOU