A Coach is Born Pt. 3
Spain was my destination and I arrived in Alicante on the Mediterranean coast, planning to stay for 9 months. I stayed for 20 years. Life was good.
I was doing what was right at that point in my life and doors flung open for me. Years later, as I was approaching a significant birthday, I started to feel less enthusiastic about my language work but didn’t really know what else I wanted to do. Then, one day, trawling thought the internet, I hit upon ‘coaching.’ What was this? After investigating more, I thought it might be something I would like to do. My approach to the studying involved was casual (as previously reported by the nuns at my school) and I kept going with my English teaching until one day, on routine examination, I was found to have breast cancer. I couldn’t continue with my work as before, so I spent the time obtaining my coaching qualifications.
During tht time, I learned from others what true friendships are all about and I hope I’ve taken away some lessons from the people who helped and supported me with their kindness and good humour. I hope I am now a better friend to others.
The Universe had been pushing me to make changes in my life and I had ignored the nudgings. I discovered that once the Universe gets hold of you it doesn’t give up.
The next nudging was for me to return to UK. I now listen to my inner voice and obey without a second thought. It’s rather dangerous not to.
I spend the majority of my time in UK now but still go back to Spain for some sunshine when the British climate gets too much. I love going back to the Mediterranean but I know instinctively that it is not where I need to be living right now. My coaching business is alive and well and I produce online courses in addition to workshops and one-to-one coaching. Variety is the spice of life.
Learning to listen to my inner voice, the inner teaching, has been so liberating. You still have to make decisions but they are choices made for the right reasons when they come from your soul and not simply from your head.
It’s been in this latter phase of my life that I think I have become aware of who I am and I actually quite like the person I have become. It’s been a fascinating road to travel. The people I have met, the places I have been to and the lessons I have learnt along the way have all helped me to hone my coaching skills and my own unique way of being. My purpose now is to help people live life to the full, lives full of passion and joy, doing what they came here to do.
Just being alive has risks but life takes us on a fantastic adventure. We can stay at home safe and comfortable, but perhaps dissatisfied, or we can meet life head on and deal with the consequences as they happen. I know which I prefer.