A few weeks ago, I started working with a career coach. To be honest, I didn’t exactly know what I was signing up for. I have been in therapy before, and didn’t know if this was just going to be be a more targeted version of that, or if it was more of a what-do-you-want-to-be-when-you-grow-up process. I think it can be both of those things, but for me, it’s neither.
Therapy was for fixing things. I felt badly about some specific stuff, and we dove into that and figured out ways to let go and be ok. This is totally different. Coaching, for me, has been all about moving forward, making plans, and sticking to timelines. I know what I want to be when I grow up, I just need some help and strategies to get there.
I found my coach through my wonderful friend, Kate, in Phnom Penh. She is someone that distinctly has her shit together. She’s leading a fantastic organization, is crazy hilarious, has two amazing girls, and someone that makes rooms better to be in. I was surprised when she told me that she was in coaching, because I had seen that as something people did to get through major life change, or mid-life crisis stuff. It turns out, I was wrong, and a lot of my friends here have coaches that help with a range of things.
I have the tendency to deal with my own stuff after dealing with everyone else’s, and put my own efforts at self-development at the end of my list. With the coach, it’s my homework to work on myself, to analyze my behavior and work through the barriers that are keeping me from what I want. It’s empowering and awesome and I need the push.
My coach is part of the Coaching Collective, an organization that works with people all over the world via video-conferencing. I can’t recommend it enough, and if you would like any other information on the program, feel free to contact me.
This post isn’t sponsored, it’s just something that has already made a difference in my life.