"Just as nature has its seasons – time to plant, tend, harvest and lay fallow – so too does powerful coaching. There are times when the client is best served by digging deep and exploring possibilities. There is a time to call the client forth, set accountabilities and move into action. There are times when a coach simply needs to support a client who is fully into implementation. There are times of celebration; and times where a client requires space to reflect and renew.
A wise coach meets a client where they are, and guides them forward through the seasons of change; showing up exactly as the client needs for the season they are moving into."
This note was from Steve Mitten – current ICF president and a master coach.www.acoach4u.com
I read this note right after an argument with my teen. I was upset. Then, I cooled down from feeling like a victim and started to see how I didn’t meet my teen where she was and how I could have guided her forward.
As a coach and a mom through 2 other teens, I will continue to remind myself "who I am being so my kids get to shine and reflect?"
Hsuan-hua Chang, Certified Professional Coach