coach training

It’s All Gravy

“You are perfect as you are and there is always room for improvement.” – Shunryu Suzuki

When the Time Comes

“Be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise enough to stand together when the time comes.” – Mark Amend

Coaching to Empower Happy Whole Humans

So here’s a question for you as you begin the coach certification process: Do you want to empower your clients to be real, or do you want to try to persuade them to be perfect? I hope you are laughing, because no one is perfect. Of course our logical minds know this, and yet so much of what we do indicates that perfection is, in fact, what we crave. I fully advocate dedication to excellence and the realization of potential, but attempts to manage appearances of perfection can take a lot of energy and leave us terrified that we will be “found out” as imposters. Such terror and related cover-up efforts are exhausting and can keep people from doing what it takes to overcome obstacles and push our limits to succeed at the highest level. I want to propose that living authentically, being real, and showing willingness to learn and grow demonstrates true strength. Working towards ongoing progress, not perfection is as good as it gets. Real people can make genuine changes in themselves and their lives and have genuine relationships. Real people can learn about what they actually want and need and find ways to be fulfilled. Real people… Read More