Most of the senior executives I work with are so used to not telling the truth that it can be hard to get them to open up.
Everyone who talks to them, all day long, has some kind of agenda. And when the executive speaks, everyone tries to interpret her words as a new project, as something to do, or as a prediction of the future.
It can be hard to say anything lest it be misinterpreted.
But I have no agenda.
Sure, most of the time, when someone comes to me for coaching, they want something to be different in the outside world. They want a result.
But that often changes, sometimes dramatically, when they get quiet. When they begin to tell me and themselves, often for the first time in a very long time, the truth.
If I have an agenda, it is that.
For my client to see their own truth.
Not what others want from them, or what they think they should want.
What they actually want. Or maybe, a bit more esoterically, what wants to emerge through them. Sometimes that comes by way of what they don’t want, what they worry about, what they are afraid of.
But then, things setting and the truth emerges.
After that, everything becomes a lot easier.
What’s wanting to emerge through you?