In a couple of weeks, I am starting a series of group workshops with…
A life coach.
I have to be honest: I have not historically put a lot of stock into this profession. In my working days, I saw a number of colleagues who, frankly, weren't hacking it, suddenly decide that they should be life coaches.
That makes zero sense to me.
Accordingly, I'm a tad skeptical.
However, there's a woman that I've known for years and whom I admire quite a bit. She's much more intelligent than I could ever hope to be, she's a successful career woman, an awesome mother and she's snarky. I like that combination.
So, when she mentioned that she has been launching into the universe of life coaching, I suspended my desire to eye-roll long enough to investigate it.
The timing is good. Things need to happen this year, and I spend far too much time on the cusp of making a change - but never quite making the leap.
I had no desire to do one-on-one sessions, because I've put more than enough cash over the years into therapists' pockets and besides - I already know where I'm spinning my own wheels.
Instead, I am testing out some group workshops:
• I like groups. I like the opportunity to talk and collaborate - and that's something lacking in my SAHM universe right now.
• I enjoy different perspectives. Part of the reason why I'm feeling "stuck" right now is because I keep attempting things in the same ineffective ways. I'd love to hear others' aspirations and how they plan to achieve them.
• I like learning about others, period. I like people and I'm already talking to myself all day.
I'll keep you posted about the progress, and if it's as full of awesome as I hope it will be, I'll pass along my coach's info.
It should be noted, though: No matter how many changes I implement across the board in terms of lifestyle, working, fitness or all around well-being, I refuse to become zen. It's just not my thing. I will always be someone who flails.
I feel better having said that.
Have you worked with a life coach? How was your experience? What other avenues have you utilized to jump start change?