Judy (my Coach) and I were talking about upcoming appointments for each of us; opportunities for us to further awareness toward the full value of Coaching. Also, we’ve been collaborating to become even better at the listening that is so key to this worthy work we do.
We seem to agree on one main purpose and value in a coaching relationship:
Helping an individual get out of her/his own way.
I know this; Judy has certainly helped me step out of my own way−thus allowing all to flow in my behalf and for the benefit of those I lead, influence, and serve.
So … when we clear the way, what is it that flows?
I contend that what flows forth, and through all, is one’s Voice.
What is that one thing you hold so close, that if it is not present (and flowing) in each interaction, then you know things will not be as they ought?
Your answer … has identified your Voice.
Identifying, knowing, and freeing your voice is crucial to the process of Knowing Thyself.
Until you have a baseline of knowing, you will continue to detrimentally step in your own way.
Your voice identified−succinct as it may be as you intuitively answered the question above−clearly describes your foundation for service in this world. Voice speaks your story and encourages your role in the larger story.