I was re-reading some notes from my coaching studies manuals and came across these thoughtful paragraphs. I was unable to cut n' paste and so began to type them out for myself. During the process I ended up changing some of Roszak's words to suit my bent. I hope that Roszak wouldn't mind and hope that fellow coaches out there find this useful - enjoy!
You and I we meet as strangers
Each carrying a mystery within us
I cannot say who you are
I may never know completely
But I trust that you are a person in your own right
Possessed of a unique ingenuity. Possessed of value
So I make this promise to you
I will impose no identities on you, but will invite you
to become yourself without shame or fear
I will hold open a space for you - a crucible of curiosity
and allow you to fill it with an authentic vision and purpose
For as long as your search takes, you have my loyalty
- my adaptation of Theodore Roszak's Coach's Manifesto
11/27/2016 11:16:52 am
sounds to me like you should be in charge of the world. You have the insight and understanding that would change things. Keep trucking bro.
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