Being a coach is like sitting in a canoe alone, surrounded by a huge ocean and a great amount of opportunities around you. The opportunities seem to be the fun part but the ocean can get dark and it has storms sometimes. Looking back to my five year of coaching journey, Felicia seems to be my only supervise coach. I started official supervise coaching with Felicia since mid 2013. Sitting in the canoe can get very lonely, lost, unsure, insecure and scary. I have all these feelings. The most common one is “Am I doing the right thing to the client? If yes, then why I feel stuck?”
Felicia has not only provided warm company, vast compassion, but also helped me reveal the stuck part. Most of the time, coaches will carry their own world, their own assumptions in coaching others. Felicia helped me to see all these assumptions that has been limiting me and my coaching.
“In coaching, we are a competent development partner for our clients. We create intimate conversation with our clients, in which our presence and our coaching moves reveal a new world and energize new actions and self-generation.
To do this, we must be constantly engaged in our own learning. We work with teachers and coaches who can help us by revealing our own learning edge. We experientially develop mastery in the territory development. (Doug Silsbee, Presence-Based Coaching).
Felicia, is that “teacher” who helps me reveal my own learning edge so that I can help my clients better. Thank Felicia for all the wonderful sessions in the past.
I will continue my learning journey with Felicia Lauw.