Don’t read any further if you think life is predictable.
(Don’t read any further if you already know what I am going to say.)
Other than becoming a surgeon, very little in my life has turned out the way I predicted.
Just one example.
When I received coach training, my original plan was to use surgeon coaching as an exit strategy from my clinical practice. I didn’t know where it would lead, and to be honest, I still don’t. The unexpected is always possible. I didn’t know that coaching would be my stay in strategy for at least 10 more years.
I never imagined the amazing feeling I would receive from helping a colleague create more wellness or accomplish one of their goals. I didn’t know how many patients I could impact in a positive way by helping other surgeons through coaching and now multiplying this even more by training other physicians to either coach or use these coaching skills in other ways.
None of it has been easy. Coaching doesn’t make life easy.
Coaching is an open, curious, flexible and “client”-centered approach. Coaching is tremendously fulfilling, mostly because it is incredibly service oriented, yet it appreciates that we also have to embrace the concepts for ourselves, not just others.
You don’t have to know where life is leading you. Be open!
You don’t have to have the answers. Be curious!
You don’t have to know where it will take you. Be adaptable!
You don’t have to know what coaching will do for you.
Just know that it should be all about serving and empowering others, and YOU!
Most every person has come to coaching for different reasons.
Some of us already know what they want to do with coaching. Others don’t know or and are open to know what that will look like.
All of us are learning and applying the coaching skills immediately, one way or another.