Covid and the lockdown, having the kids at home, being unable to get to workplaces to do any of my coaching has meant that I’ve had to take stock of what I’m doing. I’ve really had to understand the whys and wherefores of where I’m at, what work means to me and how I want to move forwards. So, I’ve been doing online training and reading about coaching, and co-coaching and having supervision and receiving coaching myself. In one of the webinars I’ve watched, I was asked to do a little exercise: the idea is, that in order to move forwards as a coach, you need to connect with your ‘why’ ie why do I coach? All coaches have a story, so the exercise involves connecting to that story. What you have to do is keep asking yourself why, until you can’t ask any more. I’ve done it a few times before and I’ve always said to myself, ‘it’s because I want to help people’. Well, yes, I do, but WHY?!
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