This week we had potential coaches from Switzerland, Romania, US, Australia and Norway join the Coaching 101 calls. . It was a great call, once again with a very diverse group of people. The module discussed was Action vs Delay and in particular how Action can’t always be constant. This was followed by a quick Q & A session with some great questions around coaching, becoming a coach and adding coaching to an existing skill set.
Action Can’t Always Be Constant
Sometimes we feel that being in action all the time is too exhausting, even not possible. How many times have you heard someone say that they can’t be in action all the time, that it is just not natural? We may convince ourselves that being in action is not always possible. Let’s look at what being in action looks like. Being in action doesn’t only mean running marathons, climbing mountains, acquiring businesses, finding a partner etc.
We sometimes feel that action is huge and therefore must be about physical movement and that movement must be huge or we are just not successful or moving forward. This is not the case. A small thought can create a huge shift which in turn can change our whole life. This is action. Reading, thinking, meditating, reflecting, writing, talking, coaching, walking, mentoring- all of these steps create movement and movement is action. Sure we can talk and talk and not move forward, but with a coach this is not possible. All of these steps require us to want and to be open to moving forward. They all then become forward movements. This is action.
Question and Answer Session
We had some great questions this week, including:
Q. Can I add Coaching to my existing profession as a Project Manager?
Q. I am a visual learner and am unsure about online training
Q. What is the role of responsibility in coaching?