Coaching supports and challenges you. This is a key. It supports you when you’re challenged and challenges you when you’re supported. You evolve and stay relevant in your work and home life only if you evolve at the border of support and challenge. Therefore, coaching is a great evolving process.
If you meet with people who are not coached, they will claim self-coaching or self-determination but really they are cherry picking solutions, almost like putting bandages over wounds to avoid changing. This is called “decorating the prison cell” and it makes no sense because it really hurts to feel stagnant and frustrated.
You already know that you can’t grow people. They have to want to grow. Otherwise you fall into a trap of trying to fix or change people who don’t want to be changed. That’s called judgement and ingratitude. First you need to recognise that the only way to help others is to be the best version of yourself. That’s why coaching is key to changing the world and those you love.
I made this little video to give a quick overview of the coaching journey. The dog barking and lego toys crashing in the background are real. So, enjoy.