Interesting the whole topic of Authentic, vulnerable and honest coaching. I’m so finding that even the most eager people to step out of comfort zones as much as they’d like to think they are being real, authentic aren’t as real as they think.
Coaching isn’t much different. Some coaches think and feel “evolved” and yet they might not be as evolved as the person who doesn’t think that way. It’s how they want to be perceived.
This is because we can only be as Authentic as we are honest with ourselves! To one person being Authentic is just doing and saying things we are not accustomed to. Others it is a more in-depth look and response, reaction.
Being out of our comfort zone is relative. We grow and are on a spectrum in growth. How far have we inquired?
It’s no different than dating. People will tell you they are on their personal development path and they have read a few books ( none since them) and to them, they are set.
To others like myself, it is an ongoing commitment to ourselves to continue on with the onion effect.
The question is, can you see the truth behind the need to seek approval? Either in dating or seeking a compatible coach, can you see the facade of evolution. Can you find a hint of wanting to suppress you in any way?
People can boast anything, they can think anything about themselves, they can and will do just about anything to be accepted. What matters is, do they have the action behind it, to show it is authentic. Really authentic!
Personal growth in coaches, as well as possible relationship partners, both require the skill to really look inside themselves deeply and find it. Just doing reading a book, doing a firewalk isn’t the end all or be all of proving personal growth, actual authenticity, or honesty. #ConsciouslyAwakeCoun