We’ve been working together on and off for over 10 years. In that time, you have aided me in so many leadership transitions that it is hard to fathom the scope of what we have accomplished together. You have helped me navigate substantially larger leadership roles to the point where I find myself now as the global leader of one of our consulting businesses and dealing with issues of global competitiveness, working with a multinational/multicultural leadership team.
As I reflect on the coaching process, you have helped me through numerous cycles of experiential learning, discovery and letting go of old practices and making room for new and updated practices. You have helped me develop a strong sense of confidence that comes from successive accomplishments. You have helped me understand my mission as a leader and the critical levers for success. The cumulative effect of investing time with you in the coaching process is a substantially increased bandwidth for leading in the face of uncertainty, navigating highly complex situations that frequently arise in our globally connected world.
Our coaching time now is less about detailed preparation on leadership questions but more about having the space and time for critical dialog. I am much more in the moment and the things that need to be discussed emerge. The other key shift in your coaching approach a few years ago that has enduring value is about paying attention to the whole body, making the coaching experience much more than an intellectual experience. And from a sustainability of personal change perspective, this is absolutely critical.