Why a Coach?

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 Gary R. Gasaway (USA).

It’s About Emotional Connection…

I believe there is one thing in life that only those special possess – that is the true emotional connection with others.

It’s touching other people’s lives. That ‘touch’ is a powerful one that is through a shared connection of trust, openness, encouragement, mutual respect, and caring.  When you touch other people’s lives, your connection goes deep into their hearts and becomes a part of them – thus a part of you.

The impacts can change others to believe in themselves and others; have hope, share love, and put extra efforts into overcoming difficulties. Truly emotionally connecting to others is the understanding that we need each other.

We all have the opportunity to encourage someone who is discouraged, to share an experience with someone in helping them understand their own situation, and to inspire others when they’re down about some kind of mistake or personal conflict. The awesome reality is that when you give away this type of emotional support, it will most often come back to you … through the emotional connection with others.

It is through these experiences of looking within and the touching of another that creates no other closer feeling of emotional connection.

The emotional connection is the focus of coaching. Through my coaching, both the client and I develop a co-creative relationship. We work together to find solutions to whatever difficulties they are facing. It’s truly inspiring the client to transform unwanted conflict to achieve positive solutions.

About Gary R. Gasaway

Gary believes that the relationship between a coach and client is co-creative, meaning that his clients and he are equals and both have an active role. Gary considers himself not a therapist, counselor or consultant. He is trained and a certified professional coach using honed communication skills to support clients as a detached thinking partner. Together, they create synergy to result in meaningful change and take dynamic actions towards the clients’ goals.

As a retired manager from Southern California Edison, he used his natural talent for coaching and became a “corporate coach.” During over his 31 years with the company, he designed and developed several coaching courses and workshops that he facilitated to hundreds of supervisors and managers throughout the company. He also authored weekly coaching articles: The Coach’s Notes that were distributed throughout the company. He is currently in the final stages of writing his first book: The Coach’s Chronicles: a Journey through Life’s Trials and Triumphs.


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