What, you may ask, does sustainability have to do with coaching? I would argue that they are extremely connected concepts.
As my husband and I embark on the long process of building a multi-purpose, eco-friendly event center in the Texas Hill Country we are experiencing a steep learning curve. Thankfully we are surrounded by people in the know!
Brenda, someone I hired initially to help me organize my office, has brought so much richness and wisdom to our business development process and discussions. She has a Master's degree in Sustainable Development. Not typical in a professional organizer! Obviously, we both feel it's not a coincidence that we found each other at this time!!!
More on this in a future post but we have been playing around with a model paralleling pro-active coaching with pro-active sustainable practices.
Brenda has been teaching me about where sustainable practices start - it isn't with renewable energy, although that is important and we will be incorporating that.
It starts with making sure you are putting less demand on your energy, waste, overall use, in the first place. Building in such a way, creating appliances in such a way, etc. that the demand is lessened, the waste is lessened.
I would argue that through excellent coaching we get very strategic with where our energies go, with being less wasteful of our time, our co-workers, our own energy. It starts here - learning the skills, habits and strategies that let you get to your goals and dreams more effectively.
Where are your power drains? What is one small step you can take today, tomorrow, this week, to insure that you have less waste?
As you move towards your ideal future, what are the habits that you want to have to help get you there?
What are the skills that you need to make your goals and dreams a reality?
Posted on Thu, August 6, 2015
by Marilyn Orr filed under