A dear friend of mine shared a story with me that made my day today! It made me think of all the relationships we have and how it is important to nurture and encourage those relationships to grow. Just like your garden (and your business!) your relationships need nourishment and attention. We’ve all heard that […]
What is existential coaching? When I tell someone I approach coaching from an existential frame, they usually have one of two responses: Cool! or What? Both responses are usually followed by ‘so what exactly is existential coaching?’ It’s not about walking around thinking or talking about death all the time (an over generalization about existentialists). You may, however, find me sitting in a coffee shop discussing the meaning of life and the struggles of this human existence! I do some of my most productive work in coffee shops (like writing this post). Existentialism is an often misunderstood philosophy, probably because there are as many versions of existentialism as there are existentialists. Here is yet another interpretation of existentialism used in my approach life and coaching.
There are several concepts from existentialism that influence my approach. To help explain these concepts, I created a character: existential Tim (eTim)©. I visualize eTim as this tall, dark, and handsome Frenchman sitting in the coffee shop across from me writing in a very worn moleskin and enjoying a simple cup of coffee (not a latte or cappuccino). Whenever I need to discuss existentialism, I see Tim [I.C. T.I.M.]
Please note: This post has been moved from its original location at www.lindadeluca.wordpress.com to provide a bit of historical reference. The links and descriptions may no longer be active / accurate. — Ciao, and welcome to my blog as I share my thoughts as an existential coach. There isn’t much here yet as I’ve just recently […]
Along your professional journey you face challenges, obstacles, choices, changing landscapes, villains, mentors, transformations, successes and failures. You have a choice. You can let others map your journey, or you can take charge and become the leader and hero of your own success. Are you ready to design your own success?