"Life Coach" is becoming a more common phrase these days. Our culture's love and devotion to sports has brought us an apt and often appropriate metaphor for someone in our life that's in our corner, helping us navigate strenuous terrain. It turns out that sports and games are ultimately miniature versions of life, so if they get a coach, why not have a life coach?
The essence of what our current culture means when they say "life coach" is not new. In fact, in nearly every institution, family, culture, and tradition, there are guides, mentors, sages, and elders who give their life in service of helping others see their lives with clarity.
These days, "coach" seems to be as good fit as any.
For a very meaningful stretch of my life I was a running coach. I worked with high school girls to find their deepest, best, most resilient selves using the context of cross country running. But it's always ended up being about much more than running. Any one thing in life has a way of being about everything else.
Those years as a coach gave me a profound understanding of working with people. I truly see life as a cross country journey. In the end, all we come with is our body and all we leave with is that same body.
Many of us in Western culture have been walking that walk or running that run completely alone. No guide, no mentor, no sage, no coach.
It doesn't need to be that way at all. In fact, in my perspective of human history, going at it alone is the exception.
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As a life coach, I am committed to showing up for my fellow sojourners on the path of life. I use tools like the enneagram, jungian oriented dream work, stories and myths to help others (and myself) understand who we are in this lifetime, where we've come from, and where we're going.
Asking those questions and discovering the power within them is critical to engaging your life, understanding your purpose, and bringing consciousness to your relationships, your work, and all of your endeavors.
A life coach is someone who is there to ask those questions, for it's actually quite difficult to ask them of yourself. In the same way it's quite difficult to see behind you. A life coach is like a mirror who helps you find the missing aspects of yourself you cannot see.
Where would you like help and guidance in your life? What is happening in your life where you really need someone to sit in your corner and back you up? Where do you need a coach to help you find your best self and to truly flourish in this life?