I was/am at the crossroad of my life where I have started to reflect and introspect on trying to seek responses to some deeper questions in life. Who am I? What do I want to be? What is the purpose of my life? How are small things in my life connected with the larger picture?
In my pursuit to seek answers to all the questions which I had, I started to engage with likeminded people, started reading a lot of books on spirituality and watching videos of Yogic and Spiritual masters. Now I was convinced that maybe I will find my answers in this zone. However, I did not know how to start, where and when to start. I realised that I needed a process which is scientific, which is repeatable, which is scalable and most importantly enjoyable on this journey of self-discovery.
In my pursuit, I realised that I was seeking “Transformation” for my self in the way I think, act and behave. As I was exploring various options, I was also looking at an ICF Coaching Certification, and this was purely from a professional skill enhancement intention. As part of the recce on the organisation to do my certification programme, I had zoomed on 2-3 reputable ones in the country. In the process I had a very profound conversation with Arvind from CTT, and the simple question asked by him was “What makes you to take up this certification” and in the response I shared the real challenges I was going through and that I needed the right process, the right initiation for my own “Transformation”. (I still remember this call which was supposed for 15 minutes- which went beyond an hour and followed up be a meeting in person).So here I was registered with CTT and excited with Coaching and hoping to find my own answers.
In the first few hours of the in-person session, I was introduced to a powerful concept, which really made a lot of sense to me and some thing which is fundamental to coaching was indeed an eye opener. The 2 X 2 matrix of the same in terms of working in a space of being Non-Judgemental and not knowing was indeed a great mantra for me as a coach and as a person who is on a journey of exploring and seeking answers.
As part of the book review I got an opportunity to read and present a book review on “Biology of Belief” by Dr Bruce Lipton. Dr Lipton is a world-renowned Microbiologist and someone who has done a in-depth research on Genetics leading to Consciousness and a very scientific way of understand things which ultimately leads to consciousness and the world od seeking/spirituality. This also led to the understanding of the fact that we are all manifestation of energy, and why positive reverberations are essential in life. The CTT process also helped me to hone my ability to ask questions (to self and others) in a very simple yet powerful manner which
Also empowers the person/coachee. I have also been humbled and privileged to have peers who helped and continue to help me in peer to peer sessions in terms of conversations and giving candid and developmental feedback.
Deepak A Deshpande is based out of Mumbai and he is into HR, he is nature loving person especially the underwater life. He is also passionate about animals and an active preacher of fitness and wellbeing.