Watch for Hoola Hoops Ahead
“How do I know what to do?” A person is going through changes. Moved. Relationship changed. Running from an old life and trying to be more authentic.
“What do you want? How would that look, sound, feel, sense to you? Listen. Then… become aware. Watch for signs,” I say. “What is around you that is sending you messages? How do you feel in your body; is there some communication you need to hear or sense? How would you like to be and do?”
“I feel like I’m just spinning. What does that mean?”
“Good question. It sounds like you are needing to spin. How about spinning your body, and see what happens?” This may sound nutty, but then this world is a silly, silly place! Interestingly enough, if you get that signal to spin, why not try it?
Ask Questions. Look for signs.
Questions are tools to build realization. Real “Coaching” involves using lots and lots of questions! I’ve heard some people say that they are coaches and they tell people what to do, but then does this give the client their answer or the coaches? You can’t just put an answer on someone and expect that to be the solution. Questions are asked. People go inside and get their own insight. Then choose responses right for them.
Just for fun…
Signs around us give us information of what’s coming and what to be aware of around us. If your head is spinning, maybe you need to relax. Get out. Get some air. Walk along Terwilliger Boulevard near the VA Hospital and OHSU. You’ll see lots of signs. One of my favorites is a person walking with a “hoola hoop.” Do you know what a hoola hoop is? It’s a big ring that you spin inside of or twirl. It helps you get more flexible and let’s you be playful, too! See this link at Canyon Hoops to see how it’s done and sign up for classes to get in better shape. It’s a small family business and they have products and neat things on their web site!
Play is the Highest Form of Research
Cat Wilson plays when she trains. Albert Einstein said, “Play is the highest form of research.” So, learning and researching and becoming you is a form of play. Her coaching technique is playful. Many students and clients asked her years ago if she would create a class to teach them how to do her form of coaching, so she created a class. Then she pulled together some of her most respected and fun colleagues and they added their “play to the mix.”
Cat Wilson and Rich Aanrich hold coach training at Apositiva once a year to help other people learn how to use and develop questions and help others with the signs. Cat’s training techniques are playful and fun and experiential.
Want to learn more about becoming a coach?
Join us in “Growing Coach Training.” Classes begin June 21st, 2013. Experiential training in a safe space where you learn in a small group. Space is limited. Want to learn how to be a coach click here. Sign up by emailing Cat Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call Cat at 503-816-5104.