Being a coach & the nature/ nurture debate

Today is a really big day for me.  I left my full time job after 23 years in financial services.  I was happy to go and I never thought I would be, but sometimes good things must come to an end so that they make space for better ones.

I often talk about my journey.  I believe that all good coaches have had a journey of their own.  Its the life experience that makes them more grounded and more understanding.  I don’t think that a coach is something that you are naturally born as.  Its something that life makes you and the more of life you experience the stronger and more understanding you become.

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So yesterday and today I have added two more experiences to my skill set as a coach.  One is about leaving a long term employer as a result of redundancy and the other is about looking forward to the future, embracing it and dealing with the uncertainty that lies ahead.  Both would have been much harder to deal with, had I never have experienced coaching.

I know both experiences will make me a better coach and mentor


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dan
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 10:58:48

    Good luck with your new FT role


  2. carolyntrafford
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 11:11:34

    Thanks Dan. More p/t at moment. I deserve some time out.


  3. San
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 19:58:25

    Good luck! Enjoy the experience (and some well deserved ‘you time’) x


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