He comes thoroughly prepared for our first coaching session, pen and paper, notes and reflections thought of and taken.
He aims at solving the problem of personal energy efficiency in an organizational setting. He seems to be prepared to do this in a pure approach of ‘data – analysis- synthetic solution.’
‘May I offer an alternative take?’
‘Sure, go ahead.’
‘What if instead of getting away from, you would go towards creating the conditions where this problem would be meaningless?’
Sometimes we forget we can prepare to create and choose and not to solve.
‘I need this feeling of being at peace with myself…’ he says while pointing to his heart.
‘Which criteria do you use when choosing activities that have the potential to make you feel as such?’
‘I never thought this way until now’, and he raises his eyes, looking at his new realization.
Our values are always at the core of our choices, conscious or unconscious. Inner peace comes from understanding each of our choices as a prioritization of values.
He sits on the other side of the screen pondering his values’ role in his life, and a new understanding seems to emerge.
‘Was this coaching program and the session of today your choice?’
‘Totally!’ he answers confidently.
‘Was it energy efficient from your values point of view?’
‘Yes, it was’, he says with the intuition of his greatness.
‘And how might you replicate this self-effective process in the following days?’