What does a life coach do? They help someone get back in touch with what they were born with—our innocence and wisdom and creativity and brilliance. As babies, we’re all automatic risk takers, we’re expressive and loud—then we start learning to be something else, to ‘be more like this person.’
We start learning all of these things and we slowly become less of who we are and who we think we need to be to be accepted in the world. We put on all the masks and become the people pleaser, the person who always says yes when we mean no, or we become the caretaker who pretends they have no problems while they solve everyone else’s.
I used to play the joker, the person who had fun all the time and didn’t take things seriously. So when I first asked myself a really important question—who am I at my core?—I didn’t know the answer.
Who am I if I’m not just funny all the time? And that’s the great journey we go on with life coaching.
A coach helps someone to find out who you are without all the protection and all the masks—maybe it’s a person you’ve forgotten.
Coaching is a reconnection with lost resources. It’s much better than helping someone set goals or telling them, ‘Take the other job, breakup with that person.’