Exploring your Shadow
Do you ever get “carried away” by a part of you? Let me give you an example. I was in a big meeting at work that included several supervisors. We were talking about health and wellness, which is one of my passions. A young guy started talking about doing coaching, and one of my pet peeves is people who have no formal coach training calling themselves coaches.
The part of me that has spent 10 years and thousands of dollars getting and maintaining my coaching credential felt very angry and spouted off about the cost and commitment involved in the process.
No one in the room responded. I don’t think they really cared about what I’d invested. And my words didn’t really answer the question that had been raised.
Even worse, I think that display of temper did me no service. I came off as “too emotional” and not someone the organization would want in a management position.
Has anything similar ever happened to you? If the answer is “yes,” keep reading, because I’ve recently learned about an amazing style of coaching , called Parts Work, that we can use to stop self sabotage.