Lately I've been reflecting on my business and where I want it to go. Who do I want to serve? What result do I want my clients to receive? Make no mistake - I am a life coach and I'm in it for the long haul.
Yet I can't help but feel like there's MORE to my work. For the last few months, I've been helping clients leave the corporate world. I know that world is stagnant; dark; foreboding and most of all, resistant to change despite the copious amounts of motivational speakers, consultancies and general do-gooders it has at its disposal.
I've been peeling back layers of this work I'm doing and now I want to share with you what I've discovered.
As a life coach, I still want to get people out of the corporate world. I do, however, want to help people through a journey of self-discovery. Getting out of the corporate world is just a step... a mask, even for how I truly want to be of service.
Why was I hiding behind this mask? Fear. I was afraid of what a select few might think if I started to talk publicly about the real work I want to do. Coaching isn't just about selling a package that gets you results (think of those sketchy 6-figures-in-6-nanoseconds-type 'coaches'). Coaching is about having conversations that help you access and discover your inner world. Your inner world is an infinite source of wisdom, strength and courage that may or may not be lying dormant inside you right now.
I'm not afraid anymore. This is the work I want to do. I am a life coach and I'm still a Change Strategist. I believe, with all of my being, that if we discover this inner world within us, we can use that knowledge and energy to create a new world instead of fighting within our current circumstances. There's a massive spiritual/personal development movement out there right now. We're all looking for answers. We want to know that we're not alone and we're searching for meaning. We've got to do more with just finding the answer. We've got to stop fighting for a space in this current world. We can be enlightened; emboldened; ready to make a difference - we just have to direct those energies into creating and not fighting.
Clearly the current powers that be want things to stay the same. I say, let them eat their genetically modified cake. Why are we battling this ideaology so bloody hard (literally)? We're expending stupid amounts of energy for what... scraps? No, thank you. Let them have what they want.
People, it's time to lay down our weapons. Yes, let's continue having difficult conversations. Instead of asking, where do I belong in the patriarchy, ask, how can I create a matriarchal society?
As a life coach, I want to not just help people discover their inner world, I want to incite that same person to start creating a new world - a world where women don't have to fight for a space - there's plenty to take up. A world where men aren't subjected to toxic masculinity norms.
This world used to exist in ancient times. Indigenous cultures around the world were exactly like this until a small group of men decided no more of that. And it's been that way ever since.
You're going to start seeing changes to my website and coaching packages over the next little while that'll reflect my new direction. I'm still going to help you navigate & escape the corporate world. I'm also going to share insights into what it means to tap into your inner world. Inner work is key. I'm still discovering my own inner world - this is what's led me to this change of heart.
Watch this space - extraordinary things are in store for you!