With the transition to fall and ‘back to school’, my thoughts have been on learning and growth. ICF President Damian Goldvarg’s recent message nudged my thinking to consider breaking boundaries. He asked an evocative question: “What are the boundaries you need to break to have a life you love and a successful coaching practice?”
He went on to say that we are seeing unprecedented growth and development in the coaching industry, and that it is “the best time ever to be in the coaching profession.” I agree! Yet, I also know this growth does not necessarily equate to our own experiences. It can be challenging on so many different levels. In these times, it is important to remember that we are not alone – that we can draw on the strength and support of our coaching community. I witnessed this in action at our recent Coaches Café, where we came together to not only share favourite tools from our toolboxes, but to engage in conversation about that which truly matters to us.
As you reflect on what is next on your path of personal and professional mastery, I invite you to consider Dr. Goldvarg’s questions: “Do you need to break any boundaries to reach out to your coaching colleagues to share your needs and challenges? How can you be connected and committed to the profession you so
love in a more tangible and real way?”
Like our ICF President, I believe that we are powerful together and can affect the world in positive ways. And, I challenge
you to reflect on what do you desire most from coaching and your ICF chapter? What are you giving that supports this possibility?
I am honoured to engage with such a wonderful group of people who do the work I love most in the world.