"My belief is that we all hold the answers we are looking for inside of us, but sometimes we just need someone to shine a light into the darkness."
MY COACHING BACKGROUND
For me, my own personal development started when I first began to sing. It may sound odd that music was the starting point, but I was lucky enough to have a singing coach that was incredibly encouraging and supportive, which lead to me becoming more confident, loving of who I was and wanting to be the best version of myself that I could be.
As a kid, I was incredibly shy, socially awkward and really didn't like that much about myself. Although this was tough at the time, looking back now, I see it as a huge positive. As I didn’t really engage in many conversations, I learnt to sit back and observe. I became really great at reading people; their body language, the tones of their voice, their facial expressions. Now, years later, these powers of observation have turned into great empathy and compassion for other people, as instead of judgement, I can turn to understanding where people are coming from and even give them a helping hand if they need it.
Having worked as a singing coach myself for over 5 years, I began to see the power of vulnerability and allowing our true selves to be seen. They say that public speaking is our greatest fear, but I disagree - public singing is much worse, not to mention singing in front of your students! It takes a great deal of mental awareness and strength to overcome the fear of other people’s opinions and turn off the voice of self-judgement. It can get in the way of so many things in life and prevents us from taking action towards the things that we desire most. Teaching young singers allowed me to find the most effective way to teach self-awareness across many different ages, mindsets and personalities, helping them become their true authentic selves.
Over the years, I have had many mentors in my life and continue to seek out new learnings about myself, others, the world and everything in it. I've always been extremely curious, always asking questions and wanting to know more. This craving for knowledge and self-improvement has allowed me to develop myself beyond what I ever could have imagined. From a shy, introverted, socially awkward child, who didn’t like anything about himself, to the confident, compassionate, outgoing, full of life guy that I consider myself to be today, it really has been a wild ride!
I’m at the point now where, my greatest desire is sharing what I have learnt with others and helping them to become more self-aware of the blockages that are getting in the way of their desires. It excites me to know that I can use my powers of observation and come from a place of understanding and compassion, approaching someone’s struggles from an unbiased empathetic perspective. From my experience as a coach, my belief is that we all hold the answers we are looking for inside of us, but sometimes we just need someone to shine a light into the darkness.
The Coaching Process
- Results First
The first step is for us to figure out exactly what you are wanting in your life. We’ll start by seeing where you are right now and create a vision of what you are committed to achieving for the road ahead.
- Defining Your 'Why'
Once we know what we want in life, it is incredibly important to have strong enough reasons why we want to achieve those goals. This is where we find what your motivation is and search for any hidden barriers that are stopping you from taking action.
- Mapping and Taking Action
In order to get to your destination, we will need to define a clear path. We will be getting specific, setting achievable and measurable milestones and just taking very small steps, one at a time. I've found that this reduces feelings of overwhelm, allowing your actions to be more consistent, which keeps the momentum going. This is where all the good stuff happens!
- Track and Measure
This is where we see what is working and what we need to adjust along the way. As we grow, often we need to adjust our path that we have defined. By tracking our progress and being aware of any limitations or old patterns/habits that show up, we can make sure that we keep heading in the right direction.
As we continue setting new actions to take, it is my job as your coach to make sure you are keeping yourself accountable to the actions you have committed to. It’s amazing how much we can get done when we know someone is going to check up on us every week!
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