Today marks a new beginning for me. After years of indecision, I have finally decided to take the plunge. I am now embarking on a new path as a leadership coach. Welcome to the new On Being Human!
If you’ve read my blog previously, you’ll know that I have been on a journey of self-reflection and discovery. Over the last couple of years, I asked myself if I was living in alignment with my values. The answer to that question was a resounding ‘no’, so I knew that something needed to change.
What does a coach do?
The International Coaching Federation has a definition of coaching. They say that it’s “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”
When I think of a coach, I think of a thinking partner. A coach doesn’t tell you what to do or how you should solve your problems. Instead, coaches listen to you, ask questions, and guide you on the journey to figure out your own path.
Why become a coach?
I’ve always had a vision of finally doing something that I was passionate about when I retired. Then, I would start a to spend my time doing something that mattered to me. I feel most fulfilled when I get the opportunity to coach someone. Unfortunately, I spend 10% of my day or less on coaching. That means that I spend 90% of my time doing things that don’t align with my core values. Yikes.
I can’t keep waiting for tomorrow to do what I want to do today. Nothing is guaranteed in life and there may not be time ‘later.’
Becoming a coach will give me the opportunity to do what I enjoy now. That is, helping people solve the important problems in their lives and build an authentic life they’re proud of.
What is On Being Human now?
With this change, this website also changes.
The blog will remain much the same. It will still be focused on sharing my personal experiences with self-reflection and growth. I will also share information about coaching and personal development. As I immerse myself in the world of coaching, expect my content to evolve.
The website, though, has received a total facelift. You will now see an explanation of the services I’ll be offering. You can also use the site to get in touch with me or find resources for your own journey of discovery and growth.
I am excited about this new journey, and I hope you’ll join me as I continue to learn and grow. If you’re looking for support in a life change of your own, there are a few things you can do.
- Follow me here on this blog or on my social media to see new content I post
- Check out the resources posted on my website to learn more
- Contact me to talk about how coaching can help you meet your goals