We had a conversation in class around Action and action is a topic we talk about very often in coach training as the whole foundation of what coaching is about. It’s about a client being in action, taking action but often we can become almost like a horse with blinders often. You know, I do sometimes with my clients, only looking at action as something that is measurable, something that you can see happening in our everyday life.
Now, absolutely actions are those big movements, finding a new job, finding a new relationship, loosing weight, things that we can see. But also actions can be small, can be things that happen inside of us, things that are always seeable from the outside so I like to look at action from two different standpoints; from a sense of Doing and a sense of Being.
So in working with the client, I am looking for both. I am looking for a client who is able to really kind of work on both the doing and of the being. So, Being is more about your perspective, how you see yourself, your place in the world. Often, these are the things that really take the most work; these are the things that are, the tapes that we have written in our mind; those long term, long lasting beliefs we have about ourselves so we begin to change those beingness, the beingness of who we are, we are actually changing long term, making changes that will last even beyond the coaching sessions are completed. So, Being versus Doing.
So, Being. This has to do with those AHA moments, those breakthroughs that we have, our clients have, that we’re all really hungry for as Coaches, what we are in the business of coaching for. So, when you’re are working with the clients, help them to not only just look at the Doing, the accomplishments, help them also to look at also at the Being, who they are as a person, the small, unnoticeable changes. Shed some light on the Being, because that will often be what helps the client feel most satisfied with the coaching.
Come on to an upcoming Coaching 101, we’ll talk more about Being versus Doing, about action and about coaching, in general. Go to coachcampus.com and register today.