Does this describe your experience on entering the coaching world?
Check it out. You may be experiencing the Coach’s Sacred Homecoming when:
1) Upon first reading about coaching, you felt a strong internal, “Yes! This is it!” or even, “This is what I’ve been doing much of my life and I didn’t even know what it was called.”
2) You feel as if, in the coaching world, you’ve found the tribe you’ve been seeking for a long time.
3) You don’t merely read about coaching and personal development; you soak it up like a dry sponge in a bowl of water.
4) You get jazzed when you can help someone have breakthrough aha’s.
5) You really “get” that personal growth underlies everything else in life.
If this is you, then welcome home to coaching and to your Self – and buckle up, ‘cause, Sweetie, you just signed up for the ride of your life!
Coaches often experience a growth spurt when they step onto the path of coaching. You can be confronted with change on all fronts.
The experience of delighted discovery contrasts with the demands of personal transformation. New tools and ideas beckon while growth (and life) requires your time and attention. You have a lot to take in and assimilate.
At the same time, it can be little confusing as on some deep inner level, the feeling of recognition gives you the sense of already knowing the “new” information and philosophy. So the “familiar” contrasts with the unknown as you explore new territory within yourself.
In short, it’s really easy to feel overwhelmed and unbalanced, and even to question your choice to get into this thing called “coaching.”
So what’s a coach to do? How do you balance the rapid growth you may be experiencing, with your heart’s call to “get on with it” and bring your gifts to the world as a coach?
First, recognize this re-balancing IS part of the journey of growing yourself as a coach. It may not always be comfortable but is it perfect.
Next, get the resources you need to support the process. This might include learning partners/buddy coaches.
Be sure you have a mentor coach who models what you aspire to and who has demonstrated an ability to assist others with navigating their personal version of the unfolding path.
Equally important: Create appropriate community and connection. Find a “container” that helps counteract the isolation that’s so often a part of intensive growth. This sort of connection provides ballast and balance when the winds of change blow intensely.
Watch this site for an announcement coming very soon on a program designed to offer connection, inspiration, skills and insights – to help you have the traction you want now.
In the meantime, welcome home!
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