Last June, I took my first step in a Course to become a Life Coach. I felt a need to understand more about who I am and what it is that I am still searching for. Coaching, opens this up completely, it makes you ask yourself questions that you would never do before and by learning from our mistakes it allows us to grow and accept the past as a necessary experience. However, then Summer came, so with family here and so much to do, naturally, I put my course to one side for a short time but now, once again I’m back at full throttle and totally immersed in these books once again. This is perhaps one of my most significant goals to complete before I reach 60. The Dream, is to be able to use this valuable information in the future to help others realise that by coming 60, does not mean The End but it is the beginning of a whole new Chapter.
An integral part of the Course is appreciating that before you can actually help anyone, you must first have experienced and understood what the Basic Coaching Principles are about. A most interesting part for me was personally realising my passion in life. There are many difficult and prying questions that need to be answered before you can arrive at this point, one minute we think we are going nowhere then the next it suddenly all becomes clear. It is a truly wonderful feeling when you suddenly realise what it is that you want in life. The process of arrving at this point can vary, for each person it is always different but knowing the steps to take and that your goal is now in sight is really part of our Life Purpose.
I am currently studying the area of Communication in Life Coaching, this section is very “Hands on” and exciting, I finally understand that after all the study, things are finally starting to come together. Being able to become fully grounded in what a client is saying, virtually putting myself in their shoes and understanding how my perspective on their current issue, could actually turn their life around. This is the point, by simply listening and giving them a completely different view on a situation is sometimes all that they needed.