Here at the-Coaching Blog-run by Gerard O’Donovan, our aim is to constantly bring value to those seeking to improve their lives. Therefore we have a policy of publishing articles and materials by guest authors whom we value and appreciate. Today’s guest author is Namita Sinha (India).
In my quest for continuous improvement in my professional practice, trying to better myself on the principles and skills widely accepted to be the arsenal of a Life Coach, I realised that once we start coaching more and more people, we may get to see a common pattern evolving and helping us understand and assist people with their situations and journeys, yet it is so important to also acknowledge at the same time that every individual is unique with his or her unique context, and at no point should we rush to categorise or classify a person as per our professional experience .
We rather be prepared to risk a bit of failure and be confronted with some surprise element or a ” What next.. “, at some junction rather than allowing our subconscious to fit every living being and his situation into the frame of some or the other past learning of ours.
To be a successful Coach, there exists a dire need to genuinely keep ourselves open to exploring a new life and a new mindset every day, and add to our own learning experience first , rather than feeling victorious that “Oh, I managed to figure my Client and trace him to that oft-repeated concept of Coaching that I have tested for so many…”
Not to be judgmental at all, in the truest spirit would mean totally disconnecting ourselves first from our own past and present, and delve into the client’s world as if discovering a totally new space each time.
Indeed that’s one of the reasons why we prefer Coaching to be separate from Counselling or any Therapy or Consulting,… it is definitely a journey of Equals, and there’s lot more of Compassionate Listening and Absorbing from the part of the Coach rather than ‘talking, suggesting or advising’, and rightfully it’s a process of supporting and helping the client himself find his unique solution!
About Namita Sinha
A Banker and Marketer by educational qualification, after 12 years of full-time corporate assignments at Senior Managerial levels with Multi-National Firms, Namita recently embarked on an exploring phase in her career, to discover her true calling–“life -coaching “, training, writing, and blogging.
She is keen to support and empower people, through her Coaching Practice and look forward to sharing her insights especially with young minds on socially relevant themes and topics through her writing and blogging. Aspiring to become a thriving Coach and Trainer in personal, academic and executive space, Namita likes researching ideas which actually integrates and aligns the personal and professional domain. Thus she is a strong advocate of Work-Life integration rather than work-life balance.
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