Tonight we begun our online global reset group. So far Canada & Australia were in the house! (online actually) but I have had so much encouraging interest from friends around the world that I will create two more timeframes that will suit other parts of our two hemispheres.
I was so nervous because this would be my first time 'coaching' rather than facilitating a group discussion. Not many people know me in this more professional function, although for years it is how I made a living to support myself through university and volunteering in my 20's.
The way you facilitate is different. You are entirely there to draw out of people what is already within them. They are carriers of solution and strategy, they just need to be given permission to get SPECIFIC! They could just be spending their energy solving the wrong problem.
“That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” Steve Jobs
More than often the spiritual aspects of our life and our goals need a very non-spiritual strategy. So coaching can sometimes be perceived as very secular. Yet I find it often even more sacred than some people's version of shepherding. It acknowledges people as smart, graced, gifted, loved, believed in, competent, resourceful, practical and ever so powerful.
Today we discussed 'focus' and what word is designing our future. That is what words do, they create. They shape. They direct. They lead. They invite.
When we focus on our future it is too easy to be general and too spiritual. So we needed to get more specific.