often come to experience our own potential through a sense of being
held back. Theres a feeling of frustration telling us we could
do and be more. We could be:
If this feeling
grows strong enough, or our manager or partner nudges us hard enough,
we might decide to change. Perhaps we go through consultants and
therapists, read management and self-help books and even try climbing
out of our own skins and adopting a new personality! But often the
feeling remains, that something is holding us back.
that mysterious obstacle?
Each of us
has a unique perception of reality, and a unique style of engaging
with it. We recreate our own worlds constantly through habitual
ways of thinking, acting and communicating. When we experience frustration,
its often our vision of possibility driving us forward, while
our habits are holding us back. So how is it possible ever to find
our way out?
up the path is the ordinary, everyday magic of perception and intent.
As human beings, we have the innate ability to notice what we are
doing and work with our perceptions and will to take another path.
By creating new ways of seeing we create new actions, and, committing
to those over time, we discover more focused, more engaged ways
of being in our complex world.
We can do this
heavy handedly, with a lot of judgment and struggle, or we can approach
change creatively, with a playful sense of humor and imagination.
Maintaining such a positive attitude toward change is only possible
when we have support.
the role I play as your coach: opening up new ways of seeing and
acting. I support you with humor and care as you create new paths
and new possibilities, and move intentionally into a more effective
and fulfilled future.
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