Life Coaching – indeed, a
unique journey of Equals
In my quest for continuous improvement in my professional practice , trying to better myself on the principles and skills widely
accepted to be the arsenal of a Life Coach, I realized that once we
start coaching more and more people, we may get to see a common pattern evolving and
helping us understand and assist people
with their situations and journeys, yet it is so important to also acknowledge at
the same time that every individual is unique with his or her unique context,
and at no point should we rush to categorize or classify a person as per our
professional experience .
We rather be prepared to risk a bit of failure and be
confronted with some surprise
element or a ” What next.. “, at some junction rather than allowing our subconscious to fit every living being and
his situation into the frame of some or
the other past learning of ours.
To be a successful Coach , there exists a dire need to genuinely keep ourselves open to exploring
a new life and a new mindset everyday,
and add to our own learning experience first , rather than feeling victorious
that “Oh, I managed to figure my Client and trace him to that oft repeated concept of Coaching that I have tested
for so many…”
Not to be judgmental
at all, in the truest spirit would mean
totally disconnecting ourselves first from our own past and present ,and delve into the client’s
world as if discovering a totally new space each time..
Indeed that’s one
of the reasons why we prefer Coaching to
be separate from Counseling or any Therapy or Consulting,…it is definitely a journey of Equals
, and there’s lot more of Compassionate Listening and
Absorbing from the part of the Coach
rather than ‘talking , suggesting or advising’, and rightfully it’s a process
of supporting and helping the client himself find his unique solution !
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Originally published in my blog - http://mydovecorner.blogspot.in/2015/06/life-coaching-indeed-unique-journey-of.html