I’ve been a little quiet lately, both on the Internet and in real life because, like so many of you out there, I’m trying to process what all this means. What it means for kids whose only meal was served at school. What it means for the health workers on the front lines of the pandemic. What it means for people going into work while possibly showing symptoms because they simply don’t have a choice. What it means for all of my friends and past colleagues in the events or marketing industries facing the collapse of their entire market. What it means for the families that can’t make working from home work. What it means for my clients, their search for freedom in all this chaos. What it means for humanity, for the planet, for all of us. But being a coach means that I know that this is simply one perspective that I choose to interpret as reality. The others include the gratitude I feel from feeling secure in these uncertain times, the hope I feel when the local Facebook page is absolutely flooded with offers to help, the relief I feel when seeing CEOs from massive companies offer their services for free because it’s the right thing to do, the peace I feel from being outside under a blanket of fresh snow. As a person who often feels that the apocalypse is just around the corner, I’m choosing to see people banding together to take on something bigger than any of us. I’m choosing to connect with friends and family in a way I never have before and I’m choosing to help by staying away from others, disappearing into the woods, or honing my skills as a coach to be of service to anyone I can reach. If there’s anything I can do to help you out there internet family, please don’t hesitate to ask. We’re all in this together.
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