“Change is the law of life, and those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.”
-John F. Kennedy
In every new coaching session, an opportunity arises. Each individual who starts coaching is in the process of realizing that old beliefs are no longer relevant. One senses the need to step out of the comfort zone, even though one may not be sure what are the right steps and what is the right time. One is like a new book that needs to be read out loud or the artist who is longing to reach his audience. The seeds that are fed long enough are now ready to grow branches and reach for the wind and sun.
Dazed and confused, filled with contradictions, distracting, sabotaging attitudes and thoughts and schemas and think traps, the coachee moves slowly towards the need to try to spell change. Regarding social status or working environment, many people regard themselves as an accumulation of their successes, hits and misses, a highlight of the prestigious statuses acquired — more like an outline of their resume than a synopsis of their autobiography. In such a case, it is suggested to invite the coachee to write an autobiography to cover the major themes in his life. An interesting approach to the autobiography tool, handled to leverage the coachee’s reflection before being subjected to the wheel of life tool, can be found in the chapter entitled ‘The individual divided’.