I was asked this question yesterday:
who coaches you CB?
My initial response was reactive:
- I’ve worked with various amazing coaches over the years – Thomas Leonard, Dan Sullivan, Michael Gerber, Michael Myerscough, Marlene Panet-Raymond, Carole Gaskell;
- I’ve read books, watched videos, listened to podcasts, followed blogs – and still do;
- I have a few close friends, soulmates, to whom I can turn if I need to.
Then I descended into a very momentary zone of self-pity – “actually I don’t have a coach – there is nobody to support me – I have to sort out my own stuff – it’s a lonely life traveling around the country living in hotels.” (cue violin)
Later, the true answer to the question dawned on me.
I’m coached 7 days a week by the people with whom I surround myself:
- the clients I work with
- Team CB
- my family
- my friends
- my professional colleagues in manufacturing, supply, services and education
Every day I am blessed by existing and new relationships, to observe their Highs and Lows and, whilst helping them to plot a course through their own lives, I’m able to reflect upon my own.
I’m actually getting more coaching than anyone else I know.
So if I know you – thank you.