Have you ever experienced a time when your world didn't quite make sense the way it once did? It can happen when that important goal is almost in reach, but getting no closer; or when your 360 assessment seems to be someone else's; or when you reach the top but think “Is this all?” It can also happen when that once in a lifetime opportunity emerges, and you wonder if you’re ready.
Our immediate sense is often to find a way to get through it; however, these situations are often calls to further develop your way of making sense of the world around you. Fortunately, it is in the nature of humans to grow and evolve - or unfold - in just that way. Those who choose to respond to the call have not only a heart-felt intention and the willingness to do the work, but they also have help from others.
Key among those others is a coach, someone with the training and experience to offer new ways of looking at things, practices that build new capabilities and an optimizing mix of challenge and support. Coaching is a way of working with people that leaves them more competent and more fulfilled so that they are able to contribute to their organizations and find meaning in what they are doing - James Flaherty
The best coaches leave their clients with the ability to self-correct, to be self-generating and capable of performance excellence over the long term. My coaching achieves those outcomes by offering what I gained from my years of working in design:
- An appreciation of the creativity that lives in each and every one of us;
- Responsiveness informed by the ability to pay constant attention, seeing and hearing everything from everyone;
- A provocative curiosity constantly in search of alternate perspectives and unseen openings.
I offer you a partnership designed to build your capacity to navigate your career with a keen sense for life's opportunities and the resourcefulness to take advantage of them.
So what's next? A couple of things. First, check out some other coaches. A good fit is essential for both you and your coach. A good place to find other coaches is at New Ventures West where I was trained.
Second, contact me to set up a time to chat about what we might do together.