Two days from this writing, I will begin with a new coaching client (I’ll call him Kevin). Thus far I’ve only met Kevin once and I have reviewed his pre-work for our first session. In his answers to that preparatory questionnaire, I believe I clearly see core values.
That first meeting left me looking forward to our work together. It also left me intently considering what it was I didn’t hear that is asking to be heard. Only after reviewing his answers did I discover the vanquished element: Voice.
Kevin is in pursuit of his voice; to know what it is and how to use it. Does he know this consciously at this point? Probably not. My job is to assist him in bringing this to consciousness as he both discovers and leverages his voice.
Kevin’s values point clearly to the core importance of collaborating toward a common goal and, in the process, growing from the resulting relationships. As we go deep in our work, he will begin to experience his own, unique voice as the power to strengthen his network; one connection and one interaction at a time.