For the most part I think we all want to do the right thing. And we want to help others do the right things as well.
The big question seems to be:
How do we know what is right??
But perhaps the bigger question is:
Why do we want to do what is right? Why do we want to help others so much? What’s with the inner compulsion to make a difference and have an impact?
When we can drill down to the reason the effort is worth it, things are much more likely to change.
Recently there has been a buzz around podcast world and thought leaders about the BIG WHY.
Basically it’s an ask to pause and think. Instead of making SMART goals or action steps, first to look at what the effort is going to produce. What will it give me/us if this area changes? Why is it worth it to focus?
For me the BIG WHY is a question I have considered about coach training.
After taking some time to answer well and not just whip something off. Here’s my BIG WHY:
I want to release leaders (care givers of all kinds) to empower their people to embrace their preferred future!
I used to just say, “Help people help people move forward”. It’s nice, but not clear. Not a BIG WHY.
When I first studied coaching I was surprised by so many things. The definition wasn’t even what I thought it was. As I studied more it became a life passion of mine to offer the tools of the coaching trade to leaders fatigued with working with the same people on the same things over and over.
Here’s my other four reasons (why’s)
- Coaching is actually a biblical concept! God offers choice to us and we can learn to offer the same without feeling the weight of people’s poor choices.
- Coach Training reveals the tools needed for leaders to come alongside their people with more than empathy, offering pathways for transformational change in any situation.
- Coaching walks with people as they engage with God’s plans for their life. He always offers a plan and coaching helps people consider and then make quality decisions.
- Coaching works! I get to walk with people who are doing more than hoping for change. So, rather than just validating their difficult circumstances a coach gives an opportunity to reframe and move forward.
What’s your BIG WHY?
If you want to empower your people to move toward their preferred future – coach training can help you do that.
If you want to stop carrying weights that are not yours to carry – coach training can help you do that.
If you want to come alongside people as they learn to engage with God’s best nexts for them – coach training can help you do that.
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