How I came to be a coach
For many years I wondered ‘what am I meant to be doing?’ At work I’d think, ‘I’m meant to be doing something more than this…’ I was waiting for someone else to see my potential and give me some kind of interesting opportunity… I knew I had a lot to offer and a vague idea of what my qualities were, but I couldn’t settle on a direction. I enjoyed parts of what I did, but not all of it. I also knew I wanted to do something bigger, but what?
I enjoyed encouraging other people to progress and develop in the way they wanted to; I couldn’t resist – I felt energised doing it. I loved to facilitate the beauty I could see in others. But then I’d wonder, what about me, what am I supposed to be doing?
This unsettled feeling led me to do all sorts of courses and training – I wanted to understand myself better and ‘figure the problem out’. And I did.
Everything fitted into place and made perfect sense because I hadn’t only spent years wondering about my Purpose, I’d been wondering about other people’s Purpose too.