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Posted By Ken Smith, 01 July 2017

Perhaps it’s because I’m writing this on a Monday morning, when I often feel a little fragile, but I’ve been wondering about fear.

The fear

  • of taking an opportunity and of losing some of the things that keep you safe
  • of proclaiming your passion and speaking your mind
  • that arises when a frenzy of counting devalues you
  • of losing territory when territory equates to identity
  • of not knowing where to take the coaching session
  • of where in the future to take yourself

And I’ve been wondering about the fear that seems to be keeping a couple of my clients from saying what they don’t want to hear themselves telling me. Sometimes coaching becomes an invitation to consider our fear, both for coach and client; the fear that is the pin that holds us in our stuck place.

It’s an invitation that can bring fear’s presumptions into the light of compassionate scrutiny and allow, from behind the disguise of our business vocabulary, a more human language to be spoken.  

Maybe somewhere within, beneath or around our fear is something that contains its very opposite and where the possibility of renewal and a growing light resides.

And when you are working as a coach, what do you do with your own fear?

Ken Smith

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