Do you have a dream you would like to bring into the world? Do you have an idea you want to make real?
Recently I was asked to speak and demonstrate coaching at an International Processwork Online Community meeting. I was delighted to coach Catharine MacDonald on her vision: to support IT sector organisations realise the potential of individuals on the Asberger’s or Autism spectrum. With years of hands on experience as an IT manager, Catharine understands first hand that these employees can be star designers and developers – when managers create the conditions for their success.
I bet your own aspirations are equally as compelling.
Coaching The Gap
I want to thank Catharine for permission to share her story. She was so close to her vision, in truth only a little tweaking was needed for her to reach out and take the next steps. While they may seem small, minor adjustments can make all the difference between frustration and success.
Translating your skills into a new context can be a challenge. To really believe in your own capability, to back your ideas and go for it, can seem impossible from your usual perspective. Sometimes this means working with others who hold an important piece of the puzzle or approaching others for support.
At times our visions can be both close to the surface and tantalizingly elusive. That’s where coaching comes in. We coach the gap. We look for what’s almost but not quite happening, and build the insight and action needed to achieve results.
Sometimes this means finding the right words to describe what you do. At other times it’s about building confidence, recognising who your audience is, or tweaking your strategy.
Here at GCI, we have a passion for helping therapists, entrepreneurs, leaders, facilitators and social activists draw on their skills and experience and take the next steps to make their dreams a reality.
Thanks to Catharine, for connecting us with a core part of our own mission.