Entering a coaching relationship is largely a leap of faith.
Something, or may be an accumulation of things, has brought you to a point where you feel you can no longer progress alone.
What I wanted was clarification and direction, what I feared was that too much time would be spent indulging my inertia, with the same old ground covered each week, and no progress made.
It's also easy to feel skeptical; is this just going to be a standardized set of sessions, tools and exercises that are applied to every client, regardless of their issue?
And will I be encouraged to develop a dependency on this relationship and end up lacking the confidence to trust my own decision-making?
What I discovered was that my fears and skepticism were unfounded. Harley was unreservedly interested in me as an individual, and equally concerned to empower me in my decision-making.
Our sessions were very involving, often provoking, and always insightful.
The exercises I was asked to complete were enormously challenging for me, often taking me well outside of my comfort zone - but proved to be extremely revealing and valuable.
Perhaps the most surprising aspects of coaching for me were just how dynamic a process it is, how action focused the work is, and how quickly progress can be made.
I received some very concrete results from coaching.
Specifically, I have a clear concept of where I want take my career, how I want to live, and the direction and content of my future.
I had no clarity of any of these issues prior to coaching.
I would recommend the coaching process to anyone who is struggling for insight and direction, or who is feeling overwhelmed by too few or too many options, or who feels stuck in a cycle of living that they feel is not serving them well.
In my experience, coaching is a vibrant process, it brings positive energy and motivates focus and this will lead to positive action.
If you would like to know more about how life coaching can help you create the life you would love to be living, contact us for a free initial consultation.