You may or may not know that I started the health coaching program at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition back in September. One of the interesting things I’ve learned is that in coaching others, you coach yourself. I understand now the synchronicity of the coaches that I’ve randomly been introduced to and work with. The universe pairs us perfectly.
I understand more and more the importance of working with the right person. For me, that’s someone who knows and understands my demons and someone who will call my bullshit when I won’t call my own.
I’ve translated lessons learned in the financial industry about people being invested or “having skin in the game” to the work we do in coaching. Someone can give me their answers, but I’ll take action when they ask me the questions and let me find the answers.
With that long drawn out explanation, I want to share some of the themes (for lack of a better word) that I’ve been working on over the recent weeks/months.
1. Self Love…and avoidance is not acceptance
2. What’s My Why?
3. Letting My Freak Flag Fly
4. Owning My Choices
5. Walking My Talk
There’s so much to go into on each of these. So much that I want to share in the hopes that it gives just one person that a-ha moment. While I have to admit that lately I’ve struggled with the decision of what to post, what was too open or vulnerable and just how much was too much TMI, I realize after learning the reciprocity in coaching relationships the tremendous opportunities we all have in learning from each other. Although there’s way too much for one post, I promise to get it all out there soon. There are many people I admire who share so much to help others – I know what I write cannot even compare, but I believe there are people that need to hear every story.
“I will be brave with my story so others can be brave with theirs.”