“What you seek is seeking you” --Rumi--
Norma Jennings Edwards D.Div
I awoke from a Near Death Experience brought on by a medical emergency with conscious memory and literally, a ton of questions. I had just reviewed my life and made discoveries that did not at all fit comfortably into the belief systems with which I had been raised. My journey to find the real me and seeking the truth began on that winter’s day in London. My search soon drew my very first life coach into my life. A ninety year old Wisdom Keeper on the planet and we fell in step.
Wikipedia's definition of a coach is: “Coaching is a form of development in which a person called a coach supports a learner or client in achieving a specific personal or professional goal by providing training and guidance. The learner is sometimes called a coachee. Occasionally, coaching may mean an informal relationship between two people, of whom one has more experience and expertise than the other and offers advice and guidance as the latter learns; but coaching differs from mentoring in focusing on specific tasks or objectives, as opposed to more general goals or overall development.”
The big difference between counselling/mentoring and coaching is that as coaches we give all of the power back to the client. It’s not our job to tell you what to do. Rather, we seek to remind you that you are the only real expert in your life. All of the answers you seek are within you waiting to be uncovered. Another way to describe what we as Life Coaches do is that we are "way showers" falling in step to show the way and celebrate with you as you rise above limitations. As spiritual professionals our skill sets include but are by no means limited to:
- Outstanding listening skills
- We are motivators
- Agents of empowerment
- We share the tools of change and mastery
- We ask the right questions
- We encourage engagement of life’s transitions
- We help you integrate life’s experiences
- We’re experts at empowerment
The work however, is all about you, freeing your mind, taking back your power, embracing the full spectrum of your life. It’s about your physical as well as your spiritual well-being. No one in the world can do this work for you. It's much like dancing in time and rhythm to musical notes.
Coaches facilitate, guide and hold the vision with you. For us coaches we get the privilege and honor of watching you take back your power and shine as bright as the diamond that you are.