Coaching is a Pipe Dream I can’t pinpoint the exact timing, but it’s probably been at least seven years since I’ve been thinking about this coaching thing. I don’t think I fully knew what it was back then, nor had I been coached (in the strictly “life sense”, although I learned a lot about life on the basketball court and hockey field)… It was this amorphous idea, unknown industry, and yet, the idea of being a coach kept popping up: in the lists I would make, in journal entr
The Harm in Not Recognizing Your Inherent Value I was working with a client on identifying and exploring her values. It was an area in life where she felt like she was playing small, avoiding deep conversations, and not truly expressing herself fully. She was worried about judgement from others and how this might cause change in relationships. But mostly, she was done with that and ready to fully lean in to who she was. You see, Jessica couldn’t describe her value at work.
One summer I was in-between jobs (in economics, they call that frictional unemployment... hey, just thought I should put this expensive degree to work where I can). Anywho, I was trying my best to keep things high vibe and so that meant lots of physical activity. Vinyasa classes, pole, and SUP yoga. I had messed around on paddle boards before on a handful of occasions, but had never taken a class or learned technique. Early evenings on the lake, I felt at home, surges of
BAM. There you have it. In the spirit of being real, I’m getting straight to it. Y’all, I’m scared. I’m not one to open up to others right away. Most times, I enjoy doing the question-asking, inquiring about others’ lives and approaching these conversations from a place of curiosity and earnest interest. But talk about myself? No way. Nope, don’t like it, never have. Feels uncomfortable. Sometimes it feels like bragging. Sometimes it feels like I’m dumping all my comp