At its essence, coaching helps individuals focus on setting goals, creating outcomes, and managing personal change so they can live the life they want to live. As a parent of a five-year old and two-year old, I cannot think of a better audience for coaching than parents of young children.
Words like “change” and “transition” mean many things to different people. However, no group understands the power of change like parents of young children. Each day, the dramatic changes in my kids’ development leaves me feeling both exhilarated and exhausted all of the time.
Paradoxically, while I am often hyper-focused on the changes taking place in the lives of my kids, it is harder to give adequate attention to the massive changes that have taken place in my own life since I became a parent. Changes in my lifestyle. Changes in my career. Changes in my biorhythms. Changes in my marriage and friendships. Changes in my ideas. Changes in my activities. The list goes on and on…
Due to lack of time and energy, there are times I’ve chosen to sidestep dealing with these changes, or have tried to just accept them as “the way things are.” Yet the profound impact these changes have on my life make it impossible to avoid dealing with them.
Through coaching, I am learning to work with these changes in a way that is aligned with my values and how I want to live my day-to-day life. I am quickly discovering the excellent platform coaching creates for parents of young children who can undoubtedly benefit from the goal-oriented, time-sensitive, and action-focused process.
If this resonates with you in the way it has resonated with me, let’s continue the conversation and see how coaching can benefit you!