This is the very first post from Vision Coaching and Consulting. I will update this blog regularly, and I intend it to be serious, witty, informative, or just interesting at any given time, depending on what's going on. I hope that blogging will allow people to get to know me and have a sense of who I am, because this is important when they are considering contacting me for coaching. So a little bit about me to introduce myself:
In the recent months I left long-term employment to enter the world of self-employment. I spent over two decades using coaching skills as part of my work that I loved and was passionate about. In the last few years though, I realised I really needed a change but was more committed to complaining than doing something about it.
What stopped me? The same things that stop most people: fear; financial and family responsibilities; and of course, my inner critic telling me not to be stupid - giving up a steady job was ridiculous, wasn't it? So I did what I always do when I need a lift....I signed up for a course of education. I earned a coaching qualification to endorse and improve my skills, and during that time a light bulb lit up over my head. I experienced being coached for the first time and discovered that it was much more powerful than I ever realised when I was providing it to clients. I felt the magic of coaching first hand. I am now a full-time coach and I LOVE it. I love the look on people's faces when the fog lifts and they discover the answer to a question they didn't even know they had.
I was in a life that wasn't a good fit, and only because I was afraid to make changes, but no more! Change is hard but not as hard as being stuck in the wrong place! You can only live your own life, and everyone else has to live theirs. And time passes so quickly. Most people want some kind of change but may not know exactly what they want. If you don't know where you're going, how will you know how to get there? To quote Lisa, my wonderful associate "there are 7.5 billion people in the world, and most of them need coaching....so we better get busy".
I am really looking forward to sharing this wonderful process with many many of you.
Peace and love.