I am continually reminded of the value of coaching. We all have the ability to come up with the right way forward and the steps needed to get there and we can help ourselves through deep reflection, journalling and other related methods. However, to find the transformation we need in ourselves and to come up with truly creative solutions, nothing works better than a good coach:
- someone you trust creating a safe space for you to think
- listening with full attention and lack of judgement
- asking those pivotal questions which cause you to stop, reflect and shift your thinking
- keeping in step with you as you find your way
The best solutions are those that you arrive at yourself, so giving advice as a coach is not helpful and often counter-productive.
I am truly grateful to those who have coached me over the past couple of years and believe that we could all benefit from this wonderful process.
This post was written by Merridy