During a coaching session yesterday,
I was asked what I thought coaching was. The session was recorded (with mutual
consent) and the client transcribed my answer and emailed it back to me later.
I share it here as it feels appropriate.
For context my coaching style is 'Transpersonal': working with the client's
values, energy, vitality and spirit in an intuitive way. I coach for business,
career, wellness and cancer and I'm drawn to coaching with the client's shadow
side, which I've previou...
I find myself drawn to my client’s shadow side. What is the
client’s shadow? It’s their dark side,
the place inside they don’t want to look at, that’s often been suppressed for
many years, unacknowledged but hanging over them and casting a shadow over
their life. The shadow holds powerful
emotions that are hard to live with, such as guilt, grief, shame and fear – is
it any wonder that people don’t want to go there? And yet the unresolved shadow always follows
them, holding ...