All entries in A Student's Journey

Coach in Training: Reflections

By: Kim Green

Just as my body is recovering, my heart aches. It has been said that coaching is good in times of change and transition. After last week everyone could use a coach, the winners and the losers. It is especially me that needs something, anything to pull me from my cave of deep

November 15th, 2016 by Amy Jones
Coach in Training: Forwarding the Action

By: Kim Green

I will act as if I am feeling well and as if I have been fully engaged in this week’s classes.  Picture me on last Tuesday and Thursday sprawled out on the floor, taking the class against a pile of pillows and an extra one holding the phone up so I can use speaker phone.  I

November 10th, 2016 by Amy Jones
Coach in Training: Emotions & Awareness

By: Kim Green

I had promised honesty in this blog, if nothing else.

I entered this week extremely distracted by all of the high emotion that swirls. I don’t think I’ve ever felt the weight of such collective angst like I feel right now.

On Tuesday, the first question from the group

November 01st, 2016 by Amy Jones
Coach in Training: Envisioning & Empowering

By: Kim Green

Every week can’t be life changing or mind-blowing. This week was neither. But, it was still important. Tuesday, Lynn walked us through a new distinction: visioning.  She taught us how we can use it with our clients to get them to move past their doubts and step into a new

October 26th, 2016 by Amy Jones
Coach in Training: Staying Neutral

By: Kim Green

Neutrality.

Being neutral is tough. The anxiety that surrounds the election is something that I hoped to avoid for these two sacred coaching calls…. But that is not what happened.

Now that we have learned all the names, tools and competencies, it was time to put them to

October 18th, 2016 by Amy Jones
Coach in Training: ABC’s of Coaching

By: Kim Green

This has been my favorite week so far! Tuesday, Lynn played Joe the Mechanic and all of us were his questioning coaches. It wasn’t easy. What I saw in the exercise is that none of us were really listening to Joe. We all brought so much of ourselves into our questioning. We

October 11th, 2016 by Amy Jones
Coach in Training: Questioning

By: Kim Green

Things are getting deep because the course is asking me to look within more than ever. Of course, there was more talk of bewildering acronyms, which started the first class, and I admit my mind shut down, as always. (I’ve got to work on that!) Then, Lynn happily told us that

October 03rd, 2016 by Amy Jones
Coach in Training: Paradigm Switches

By: Kim Green

All kinds of unintentional realizations are washing over me. Suddenly, I am a student, just like my 14-year old son, who is everything but a student. In order to encourage him to work harder (at least pick up a pencil), I boast about what a diligent student I was when I was

September 26th, 2016 by Amy Jones
Coach in Training: Coaching

By: Kim Green

Off and running.  I loved the second class. We learned what being a coach is and isn’t. Every word that Lynn spoke was exciting. I wanted to burst inside, feeling so hopeful for the world and all of the individuals who are courageous enough to seek out a coach. I was also

September 20th, 2016 by Amy Jones
Coach in Training: Our First Class

By: Kim Green

Although we will have 2 calls a week from now until sometime in February of 2017, for the first week, there was only one call. The call was yesterday and I can already feel my heart and mind churning. “Excitement“ was the buzzword. Everyone who had an opportunity to speak

September 14th, 2016 by Amy Jones