Food for thought, Elle Beau, thank you.
A few days ago, I read another piece by Jonathan Greene which opened my eyes to what life coaching is, and yours is adding to that.
Until then, my idea of life coaching was deeply cynical because the field seems to have been corrupted by grifters with woo-woo philosophies that prey on the vulnerable.
But thanks to Jonathan and you, I’m thinking differently, along the lines of life coaching being something I perhaps should consider training in at some stage. The gist of it fits perfectly with how I approach life (TL;DR humans have a duty of care toward one another) and human relationships (collaboration, not competition; mutual empowerment; constant exchange of ideas).
On a practical level, life coaching would help me help my parents better, too.
Is there any book you can recommend I read, please? Something comprehensive that outlines the principles of life coaching? The more I read about it, the more I realize I already do some of those things instinctively (holding space, suspending judgment, ego abstraction to assist others…).
The internet is amazing, isn’t it? 🤓