I love coaching, so many things can happen. Something extraordinary happened today. Twice. The most beautiful thing about it is that you never know when it will bubble up to the surface, it just comes up, and you must appreciate all its beauty.
In the middle of a meeting with an awesome coachee we are talking of The Flow, this state of mind where everything works, it seems to you that everything is in perfect synchronicity and that everything becomes a two-piece puzzle. Motivation is high, and every goal is within reach. When you finish that day in The Flow, you know you accomplished a lot, and you feel something unique, fulfillment. You have a certainty that you meaningfully contributed to your environment in a positive way and with efficiency.
To illustrate it, without thinking, I told her about my day. Working from 8 to 5 on developing training programs to help managers and directors hone their leadership skills and then having a 5 to 7 meeting about the importance of mentoring in the organization in which I have the chance to work and finally, going home in my office to call my coachee to explore passions, values, and skills.
As I explained to the coachee my day, I saw eyes lightning up, and a big smile appeared. I took a moment to contemplate the richness of it all. I felt so grateful first for this moment of sincerity and positive emotions between the coachee and myself, a pure, unfiltered joy. Secondly, I realized the significance of my words. How privileged I am to be in such a fantastic position where almost every activity I have is connecting with my passions, skills, and values.
This moment was incredible both for the coachee and for myself, and I am grateful for it.
Moving on in the coaching, we finished formulating the goal of the coaching and there again, as the coachee finished writing the goal, a big smile appeared, and another moment of unbridled joy surfaced. I feel I am repeating myself, but again, how precious these moments are! Being a witness to a spark catches twice in the same hour is something to remember.
I love to coach, both for the good times and bad times, but those sparks and unexpected moments of fulfillment are in a place all to themselves, nurturing passion and motivation to the highest degree.
I hope everyone can find such moments in his or her life, but I know it’s not the case, and this is why I coach, I want to help people in exploring those things that fane the flame of passion and help them express the full potential of who they are.
Are you in?