This is a little story of how our coaching can transform a life.
We started working with “John” as he was extremely stressed, working in an environment where he always wanted to do more and achieve everything. If John achieved a goal, his answer was to set a higher one.
This had resulted in John becoming exhausted. Napping at home, not sleeping on a night, arguing with his partner and generally leading a life far from happy.
We coached John through an assessment of his behaviour, focusing on the key question of “why?” Why had these things become so important to him and were they the things that really mattered deep down? What would be the impact if he thought about things differently? He was able to reflect on this challenger thinking and question the behaviour he had fallen into.
We then supported John through changing his response and thought patterns at work and at home to create a more balanced environment where he was aware of his motivations and values and what he could do to fulfil them in a positive way. Six sessions in and John’s energy had completely changed – delivering the same results at work but without the mania and pressure he usually felt. He had more energy and finished up with a promotion that year which he felt would never have happened had it not been for his coaching programme.