One skeptical client’s experience with 1-on-1 coaching
Not many people can say that being coached for ten weeks is part of their work training. When I was hired to look after communications for Frame of Mind Coaching in May, little did I know what was in store for me.
There were many questions that ran through my head when I began my 1-on-1 coaching experience with Carla. Questions like:
- How the heck am I going to journal every day for the next ten weeks?
- How am I going to focus on personal development in a professional setting?
- Isn’t it weird to get coached by someone you never see?
Most prominently, the little voice at the back of my head kept asking:
- What if it doesn’t work?
I embarked on my coaching journey curious, excited and also petrified by coaching. Now, four weeks into the ten week coaching period, my questions have shifted as my coaching qualms have waned. My circulating thoughts ask:
- What stories have I been telling myself that lead to my unhappiness?
- What do I focus on that does not deserve the spotlight?
- How can I abandon pre-existing detrimental beliefs about myself?
- What can I bring to my journals and coaching calls to get the most out of coaching?
- How can I apply what I am learning in coaching to all areas of my life?
As I approach the halfway mark of my 1-on-1 coaching experience, I am interested by the discussions that Carla and I will continue to have. I know that in the coming days, Carla will continue to ask me thought-provoking questions. I know that in the coming weeks, I will have many revelations as well as some painful moments. Most importantly, I know that in the coming years, I will constantly spend time on weeding my frame of mind so all that’s left is lovely, green grass.