Are you hesitating to map out your future?
If you just let it unfold, would you consider the possibility that you’ve mapped it out anyway?
Choose to map your future with a coach, and you engage a co-traveler for your journey. When you journey with a coach, you amplify your abilities to efficiently reach your desired goals, and create successful outcomes.
Are you ready to create a map of your future?
What is your destination?
Even if you aren’t certain of your destination, you do know the territory intimately. That territory is your inner knowing. You discover and reveal your latent goals by responding to the questions your coach designs just for your needs. As you answer their questions, you turn your concern, project, or situation upside-down to expose its end-point. Revealing your desired end-point, you clarify your goals and create your ideal destination.
Now that you’re clear where you want to go,
Why do you want to get there?
Knowing, your purpose, in a clear, meaningful way, reinforces your commitment, regardless of the challenges along the way. As you journey with your coach, you clearly articulate the intention behind your undertaking, and cultivate your inner compass.
What will it be like when you get there?
As you discuss your goal, and reveal your sense of purpose, you recognize how your destination will effect all aspects of your life and/or work. What will develop as you create what you want? What will you have when you get there? How will your work or life be different, in just the way you want it to be? Creating these clear expectations of what your experience will be like while you are achieving your goal, and once you get there buoys your endurance.
How will you get there?
The journey to your outcome may be a smooth and even road, or it might require cutting a new path, blistering work, and creating strategies for reassessing and navigating obstacles. Now that you have sense of purpose for taking on your journey, you have staying power regardless of the challenge. As you answer your coach’s questions, you create your tool-kit for achieving your goals. While creatively planning your future in a non-judgmental environment, you chart the most efficient and effective path for your journey. When you round corners that require a difficult approach or are out of sight-lines, you have the grit and tool-kit to reassess and revise your plan with your own creative approach.
How might your coach support your journey toward your goals?
As a collaborator on the journey, your coach spots you as you navigate obstacles, challenges you to return to your journey if you get distracted or discouraged, and provides tech support if you need to reset your compass. You lead the way, setting the pace. Your coach trusts that your intuition, abilities, and creativity will reveal to you your own solutions. If you get mired in a muddy path, your coach will flash a signal mirror to reflect your criteria and thinking process, and/or provide some fuel to jump-start your creativity about next steps. If appropriate, your coach might ask you whether it is time to send up flares for additional resources (in the form of information gathering from other sources) and/or offer general options you could modify to create your own best solutions.
Your coach supports you to find joy in the beauty of the journey, not just the destination. Mis-steps are opportunities for shared humor and reconsideration of next-steps. This shared vulnerability provides for deep attunement, shared development, and collaborative creation of the path to your desired destination.
When you reach your destination, you know that the journey, success, and end-product are your own and that your coach was there only as a partnering guide.