Coaching, and doing it anyway!
Are you a perfectionist? Do you see nuances and possibilities and think that all of them need to be sorted before you can jump? Do you plan and plan a sketch of a plan, just to end up throwing it away because it (you) isn’t good enough?
I am a perfectionist. Unless I’m not. And these days I’m taking the risk of jumping without being even close to perfect.
I love talking to people. I love mutual deep dives into love, life, death and the sea. I love it, I’ve always loved it, and now I’m taking a huge step towards doing what I love.
After a friend pointed out that he perceived me as his coach, something fell into place for me. Not so much the word coach in itself, but the notion that my love for deep and moving dialogues gives actual value to some of the people I meet — that I help them venture into meaningful and transforming places in their own selves.
Here’s what I’m doing, my jump:
I’m humbly and curiously offering my services as a coach to the world, starting today.
I’ve created a page on asmundseip.com/coaching where I describe more in detail what I offer, how you can book a session and how it all works. For instance, I do coaching in person, mostly in Oslo, Norway, but I also travel, and connect with people online. I do coaching in Norwegian, English or German. Trying do describe what kind of coaching I do, here’s what it says:
Being in movement together is a way of describing a powerful tool, but also a way of being. Include honest sharing and deep listening, self-inquiry, intention, focus and a dash of zen, and you’re getting close to my kind of coaching.
But the most important thing in my coaching is you:
You. Who are you? What are you doing here? What brings you joy? Where does it hurt? What are you afraid of? What gives you meaning and a feeling of purpose? What do you dream of and what stands in your way? And what happens here and now, in our meeting?
Standing in front of a ledge waiting to jump can feel pretty scary. It sure does for me. However, fearlessness is a concept I only find works when it comes to engaging with fear itself. I am not a perfect coach, nor do I want to be. I am not a fearless coach, but I believe in unleashing the power and potential of doing it anyway!
And there you’ve got it, the place where it all starts. We make mistakes, we fail, we fuck up. We get afraid. We’re human beings, we do all kinds of stuff. And it’s OK. We’re OK. I’m OK. And you’re OK.