Wow, we’ve a full house today! And it’s a great thing that we do. It is so fantastic each time we welcome a new group of students into our community as they embark on their Foundations of Coaching Success intake weekend. It is truly a moment when we acknowledge those that have made the decision to invest in themselves and their future. We know the power behind their decision to finally say “yes” to themselves. Yes to doing something they’ve always wanted to do, yes to making the investment in their own development and yes to making a difference for others. Today is the day we welcome our new students as they begin their journey to become a life coach.
And we encourage each of you to come along with the attitude that you know what you know and you don’t know what you don’t know…and that’s exactly right and it’s where the fun begins! And let me ask you now…what intention do you have for this incredible experience you are about to embark on over these next three days? How do you intend to own your experience?
I remember the first time I stepped through the doors of The Coaching Institute. I was greeted warmly, given a name tag and I introduced myself to a beautiful lady who’d walked in just seconds before. Little did I know in that instant we’d become friends and still stay connected to this day. Little did I know how many connections and friendships would start to grow as I progressed through my program. Little did I know as I walked through the door that I would not only upgrade to Diploma with the full blessing of my husband, I would also leave a career that I’d been progressing in for the past 16 years and start working at this unique training organisation the following year. Little did I know how much I would stretch and grow, pay it forward, have some hiccups along the path, resolve those wonderful challenges and continue to forge the learning and action path and creating a new life for myself and my family. Little did I know how many generous people I would meet who were so prepared to share anything that I needed, were so prepared to support and nurture me and to repeatedly encourage me and reassure me that I had all the resources inside me already. Little did I know how much I would learn to love and seek the directness of feedback from those that were prepared to stretch me and challenge my thinking because they knew I had far more than what I believed I had.
And now, as you embark on this new phase of your life, I’d like to let you know that you will look back on this time and smile…because of all those absolute unique experiences you will have and I know that your whole life will change into something even better, with effortless ease. Letting go of old stuff and venturing into new will open up this most magnificent world that has always been there and you’re now ready to see it for what it truly is. Now you have decided to become a life coach it’s your time to shine. So go ahead….own it.
“It takes only one person to change your life…you” Ruth Casey
I’d love to hear from you on your first memories when you joined The Coaching Institute. Share it today with us on Facebook. Have a fabulous weekend. Kate Welk