A Possible Coaching Philosophy??
I recently had lunch with a friend of mine who is graduating with his Master’s degree in Psychology, and is on a track to receive his license in Marriage and Family Therapy. I’m really proud of him for all of the strides he’s made!
We talked about how I was taking a coaching course, and he encouraged me to check out the school he went to and look into their coaching certification class (which it might be fun to check out – but part of me is not very interested in re-joining academia for one institution’s approach).
We started talking about Mission Statement, Goals, Objectives, etc. – and a huge statement just flew out of my mouth, and I had to write it down.
“I don’t think I’m interested in the conventional Mission-Objectives-Goals-Criterion-Evaluation model of business development and coaching. I would much rather help people to find the patterns and insights around the edges of chaos and resistance, so that they could more clearly see ‘what is emerging’ in them, so that they can DISCOVER their life instead of just planning it.”
Wow, where did that come from??!
I’ve always been interested in those moments where you hear “audacious statements” that people make – those times where their passion is engaged, and gems of wisdom and discovery just flow out of their normal everyday speech.
My friend was silent for a while, and later he said, “Yeah you should check out the program, but I think you might butt heads with the director!”
We both had good laugh when I said, “Well when is that a new thing with me?”
My friend has loaned me his coaching books from a class he took, so I’m very excited to read some supplemental information while I take my class.
On Thursday next week, I’m also attending a “Coaching Salon” at a coffee shop in my neighborhood.
My journey is gaining momentum and richness already!