When it’s just time to process

Yes, coaching is about accelerated growth. People will often work with a coach to get where they want to go, in order to get ‘there’ faster and in a more fulfilling fashion. We are in the fulfillment business, we envision about the desired future with our clients until we can almost taste it, then we align around the specific goals, strategize a route, and use the tool of accountability throughout the client journey.

If we are in the business of desired future and dreams we are also in the business of choice. Coaches support clients to see what they are choosing, and what other choices might be available to them, when maybe they feel completely backed into a corner or are stuck in a rut. A coach will dive right in with the client, help them experience all the possible perspectives available and balance them out against each other, until the client chooses one consciously and intentionally and moves forward. We are also in the business of not taking the client anywhere at all.

In any given week, as I coach, I go everywhere and I go nowhere. Not all coaching in about getting to a forward destination or a place in the future, sometimes coaching the client is just about being with what is deep inside them. Looking for what is going on right in that moment and processing that. This in my mind is accelerating growth too. Being able to look deep into what matters to us with a coaching partner can help us navigate both the choppy waters and celebrate the great! There are as many people who hide from their well deserved limelight as succumb to their fears, and there is verdant growth in just becoming aware of what we really can’t be with. What do we resist in any given moment that persists in our broader lives?

So today, we ain’t going anywhere. We aren’t looking at future successes and wins, we are just being, here, together. How long can you be in this moment with me? Did you already pop out of it? Were the distractions around you too great? Did you get bored? Is it unpleasant or is there respite and relief? Is your mind wandering? Or are you still here, in this moment. Just being, here, with me?

In this moment, what awareness is growing within you?

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