For a long time, the only people available to discuss our psychological and emotional states were psychiatrists and psychologists. And they were typically for people with mental abnormalities or illnesses. Then the field of counselling emerged for people with acute problems, grief, traumas or issues.
So what about people who want to be at peak mental, emotional and psychological performance? What about people who are psychologically healthy, but just want an objective sounding board to provide them with some ongoing perspective and awareness? This is why coaching emerged.
Here is a great youtube clip of Microsoft CEO Bill Gates & Google CEO Eric Schmidt talking about why everybody needs a coach. They talk about how athletes or performing artists would not dream of working without a coach or mentor to give them feedback on their performances. But many business people, doctors, judges and social leaders carry on in their work without any assistance.
Coaches are for people who:
– crave change in their work, relationships or inner life;
– need some perspective on any transitions or transformation in their lives;
– want to improve and advance through some area of their lives;
– want to become their ‘best selves’ and operate at peak performance;
– want to reach particular personal or professional goals.
I remember when I started seeing a coach. It was during a stressful period of my PhD and I wanted some guidance to work through the pressure. It was renewing and refreshing. I saw my coach every 6-8 weeks for a couple of years. She gave me the power of an objective perspective to deal with a particularly intense period of my working life. Einstein said, “We can’t solve problems with the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
I have developed a unique method of coaching that integrates my PhD research in consciousness. I can help you embody your best self and dream life. If this resonates with you, I’d love you to get in touch via the contact page on the website.