Coaching journey that led me to remould and transform
- Jun 22nd 2020
This blog is authored by Sunitha M.K
From the age of 18 I was very passionate about psychology and everything related to how human mind and emotions function? Unfortunately, I could not choose this as a career due to lack of mentors to help me understand the career path and the prospects of choosing this as a career.
As with every middle-class family I choose the conventional route of commerce and MBA and went on to work in few multinationals in the field of IT and Business relationship management.
As life evolved, I reached a point in my career where I was unable to experience any joy or fulfillment with the kind of work I was doing, this put me on a quest and a strong desire to pursue psychology in some shape or form.
After many months of research on courses to start a career in psychology I finally landed on life coaching as one of the avenues I could easily pursue and change my career to what I thought would give me fulfillment, end of the day I could help people using this tool.
Life coaching when I started was merely for a certification that could help me get started with offering my help to clients and do what I was really passionate about but what I was oblivious was to the transformation and remoulding that will hit me hard and change the way I look at life and how I engage with people around me.
As we started the journey, I soon realized the very foundation on which my belief systems and behaviors are formed had to be challenged and relooked. It required examining my own life and the patterns I exhibit and question some of the fundamental beliefs systems I carry and project on others which was detrimental to me and the relationships I form with people around me.
One fundamental belief system I had to shatter was in the area of assuming people to understand and interpret what I convey in the same manner I Intended it to be, on the contrary, I realized through the course that people interpret and assimilate information in so many different ways depending on their belief systems, their upbringing, cultural background, etc., This was an eye-opener and this changed the way I engage with everyone around me and significantly improved my ability to empathize and understand another point of views and also helped build much stronger and meaningful connections with everyone I engaged with.
I had to remold my approach to ensure what I am saying, how I am saying and how I am engaging in a conversation is conscious and mindful and realized when I apply awareness and consciousness to this aspect it can lead to such deep connections and create trust and helps break the barriers in communication which is fundamental not only in a coaching career but in life in general.
Over the period of 5-6 months of practicing coaching the transformation is noticeable in terms of my presence during any conversation, my non-judgmental approach towards listening, being empathic and compassionate towards anyone I engage with and keeping all my assumptions to the side and looking at situations and people as they are.
It has been such a transformative and invigorating experience and I hope to use this incredible approach to help others to work through their life issues and achieve balance and stability in their own lives.
Rajat is a Master Certified Coach (MCC) with over 18 years of industry experience and over 2500 hours of coaching experience, helping people and organizations attain maximum effectiveness. His background includes working with CXOs, senior managers, managers and board of directors of small private companies to multi-billion dollar publicly traded organizations.