A great Coach is someone who holds the space for you to experience your greatness within when the world around judges you by being in their own conditioned boxes of beliefs, assumptions, worldviews, perspectives; gives you unconditional love & reverence; shows you the mirror not to make you wrong or make you feel guilty, but to give you access to your own blind spots, your growth areas with an intention to transform your being for you to experience yourself, people and life in a beautiful & profound way; gives committed listening to you inside of which you get access to your inner resourcefulness, your wisdom and thereby walk the path towards your highest self, your scary dream, your unimaginable goal. And in this journey, you connect with your essence and realize the authentic you.
In this journey called life, we all come with a pure essence, but as we progress, we knowingly/unknowingly start covering this essence, this diamond and keep looking for something outside us. We keep chasing, running after something without even realizing that what we are running after, is actually within us. What we long for is actually present inside us and we are unable to see it because of the blurred awareness that we have. Because of our years of conditioning, layering, masking, armouring, we lose that connect with our true essence. At the core, there is diamond inside every person, every being. Everyone is so beautiful, so pure; just that we need to decide to walk that inward journey to actually feel that essence in us and everyone around. As you walk this path, you realize that there is so much to unravel, uncover in us that instead of using our energy to transform ourselves, our being; we use this energy to first transform others and that's where we falter. We focus on improving others without ourselves doing that deep work required to enable that transformation. As we choose to walk this journey, we enable others to mirror our greatness, our positivity; we create for others that space to dive into this journey of transformation.
As a Coach myself, I have this deep reverence and love for coaching because I can myself see that transformation happening inside me. I feel being connected to my essence, I feel love for myself, for others and every soul that I come across. There is no judgment, no pretense, nothing to prove, but just happy walking this path that I have come home to. I have deep belief in coaching because it has transformed me for better. I feel humbled and fulfilled from within. A great Coach enables growth across all the four bodies: physical, emotional, mental & spiritual and makes you consciously competent. Best of all, allows you to open up to this process at your own pace and time. And to hold someone in a space of love and reverence, see the genius in him/her, help him/her experience the warmth that lie inside of him/her, a Coach first has to be in that space and awareness himself/herself.
Life is a beautiful journey from unconscious incompetence to unconscious competence. When you are at the first stage of unconscious incompetence, you are majorly at a denial phase, sitting in oblivion and not aware of; as you move from this stage to conscious incompetence, you start realizing that you need to make a shift for actual growth to happen. That's when you choose to drop the lens with which you are viewing yourself, people and life. As you walk past this phase, you land up in conscious competence. Your level of self-awareness starts increasing and you now make a conscious effort towards walking the path towards self-mastery & growth. The ultimate stage is when you reach the climax of your growth stage which is unconscious competence. You do this effortlessly, unconsciously and are at a space of deep love, gratitude, reverence for self, people and life. That's a state of blissfulness which only a few masters who chose to walk the path of higher transformation & growth journey lands up in. I want to land up in this space someday unconsciously and effortlessly.
Who is a great Coach? To me a great Coach is someone who lights the light inside you, connects you with your essence and makes you walk your own chosen path because that's unique, beautiful and truly empowering. When the spark is ignited in you, you just have to allow it to burn into a flame that can guide you through darkness and also keep you warm, gentle & loving from inside as you progress on your journey.
I am thankful and grateful for choosing to walk this journey with the support of my Coach.
I thank the Universe for letting this happen for me.
I am happy to experience and viscerally feel this transformation happening in me.
I am committed to doing my bit as a Coach and help transform lives along with working on my own transformation journey too.
Love & reverence, Priyanka
Coach to People Leaders, Start-up Founders & Transitioning professionals