Authentic people know how to be free (2 of 4)

Written by Stuart Haden on January 15, 2015

Just about everybody takes up coaching in the context of change. I.e. they have an agenda for change, be it personal, team or organisational focused. Yet most people I coach only come to the table having previously explored one half of the equation. I can guarantee that (like any good mathematical formula) if you do identify both of the following areas then things will start to add up. When you consider the following two questions, naturally work on your gaps but also strengthen the ones that you’ve already thought about.

What do you want to be free FOR? They know what they want to achieve from coaching. This is the positively stated question, one that forms an outcome. A bold and courageous move, free from distraction. But without the answers to this question we don’t know where we are heading. This probably means you know what you don’t want, but you haven’t yet established what you do want. So you might end up jumping out of the fire and into the frying pan.

Equally we need to know – What do you want to be free FROM? What is it that you need to stop doing or stay away from. The temptations that slow our progress, our outdated habits that no longer serve us. Other people who try and keep us rooted to the spot, whilst they recognise you are choosing a different path. But it makes them feel better doesn’t it? Keeping you just as trapped as they are.

If you want to be free then check out my FREE(!?) online course (It’s Not About The Coach – 3 part INTRODUCTION) to make sure that you nail these dimensions in the context of change.