One of the key components of my coaching certification program is to undertake peer coaching with other members of the cohort.
There’s a minimum requirement of peer coaching hours over the program, but most of us have gone above and beyond this already as it’s been very valuable time – both as a coach and a client (we usually do 30 mins each, swapping at the midpoint).
I’ve been doing a couple of peer sessions a week and that focused practice along with absorbing how my partner approaches sessions has definitely improved my practice.
For yesterday’s session as a
After we’d gone into a deeper agenda and talked through some related challenges, my coach invited me to try a couple of exercises to help re-align with that creative space.
One of them was simply to list 15 things that make my heart sing.
At the time of the session I was finding it hard to even list one. We agreed to check back in two days later so I had some space with it.
Getting back into it today it came to me far more easily (in batches of 5, strangely).
Here’s what came out – plenty of music, a fair bit of food, and some sun.
I feel more in the groove already.
The unexpected punchline
Grilling aubergines in the Ibiza outdoor kitchen
Drum & Bass mixtapes circa 2001
Cycling on a long, straight, open road
The inquisitively raised eyebrow
Fresh gridded notebook and a trio of colored pens
Early evenings in the departing sun
Cooking for friends with zero regard for surface mess
The next great visual metaphor
The locals’ choice of unassuming restaurant in a new city
Those few seconds before the band come on stage
Geometric patterns everywhere
Discovering the ID of that track
Being beautifully entrapped in an intricately woven story
Getting sunk into the groove of the never-ending beat