dimanche 30 décembre 2012

Thomas Leonard's words

Thomas Leonard is known as the Father of Coaching - business, life and executive coaching.  He founded CoachU one of the, if not, the first Coaching school.  One of CoachU's best known graduates is Cheryl Richardson who wrote many books, including Take Time for Your Life and Stand Up for Your Life.

I thought about Thomas today and remembered one of his "life cleaning" mantra:  Step over nothing.  What Thomas meant is address issues as they occur.  Stop pretending that it's OK.  Stop excusing the unacceptable.  Be real.  Be honest about how you feel. Risk showing up as yourself.  This applies to the neighbour who does not return what was borrowed, or the friend or committee member who does not do her share.

By all means, do stop and think about you you will address the issue.  Learn to speak in "I".  Of this does not apply if you deal with violent people  In that case, you need to think of your safety first.  Consult with the appropriate services.

Coaching challenge:  Write down everything you have been stepping over in the past year, past 2 years maybe or even more.  Develop a strategy to take care of each item on your list.

Marguerite Tennier, M.A.
Canada's Coach

Success and Fearless Living Coach for Women 40+
Life and Wellness Coach for Women