“When one sees life as it is, when one sees oneself as one is, only from there can one move ahead.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

Invitation to discuss. What does this bring up for me?

Does My Friendship with Me Disappoint Me?

Tom’s Reflection on This Question

This is a truly powerful question. And it is a question that is particularly relevant for those of us in the coaching community where there is often a sense of “I’ll be a better coach when….”. There is often a sense that we are not good enough – that we could and should be doing better – could and should be reading and studying and coaching more and better.

This begs the question: What sort of friend are we being to ourselves?

And yet, each morning we get the wonderful opportunity of renewing this friendship. We can be a different sort of friend today. We can be more supportive, more accepting of where we are, more aware of our gifts as well as of our “faults”. Remember, we are the best coach we will ever be today.

This allows us to get a more balanced view and to focus on that next step we might take right now on our path to mastery.

Programme Overview

I have the privilege of being part of an amazing peer-support group that meets every two weeks with one purpose: “to support our development as coaches!”

And yet, as we grow as coaches, we are also called on to do an incredible amount of inner work. Our mission has thus evolved to be: “to support each other as humans and as friends!”

The accompanying content was developed to support this process and has served as inspiration. The hope is that this content may inspire other coaches to set up their own peer-support groups or that it may serve in some other fashion. It is not intended to be the last word on anything!

How Might Tom Be of Service?

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  2. As you are reading this, you are clearly on a fascinating journey. If you feel you would benefit from us doing some work together on some aspect of your journey, please feel free to reach out and tell me how you feel I might be of service to you.