As you very well know, coaching, in a nutshell is about helping to facilitate the change process. So, before we can start changing we need to initiate it. How do we know we have done that and how do we know that the necessary changes have taken place?
Here is a small schematic, which I have already shared with you, which quite simply and beautifully explains what is required or the critical first step required for change or “the magic” to start happening. What I find key is firstly allowing ourselves to understand, recognise and acknowledge that if action does not take place we will never change. We need to own our own change process.
This is a beautiful awakening of our present situation and helps us to take control of ourselves and the decisions we make to influence a better more fulfilling future. We can wish and imagine things differently and talk about it until the cows come home, but without making the first step, we stagnate and limit ourselves and our future.
Granted this is not an easy step and can be quite daunting, but deep down inside we know that the change we initiate and manage will only be for the better.