Back to School Season

by Coaching Out of the Box®
Back to School Season

Oh, the Back to School ads are dreadful,
But the summer is so delightful,
Since we’re coaches in-the-know,
Feed your soul, feed your soul, feed your soul.

Corny yes, but also true. As coaches and coaches-in-training, we are learning how we need to coach, what we need to do as a coach, and who do we have to be as a coach.

As summer comes to an end and we reflect back on a fruitful season, ask yourself three questions:

  1. How did you use your white space this summer?
  2. Did you get in your state of flow?
  3. How did you feed your soul?

We get focused on our daily schedule, family life, and career goals and sometimes forget about taking care of ourselves.

The Wonders of White Space
Personal Groundwork™ for Coaching Workbook:

White space is a phrase we use to describe a designated time that would show up on your calendar as ‘white space’ with nothing scheduled in it. That time would not be pre-planned in any way as to how you are going to use it. White space is a wonderful way to relearn spontaneity and restore a feeling of control over your time in that it:

  • Allows you to freely choose how you want to use the time right in that moment.
  • Gives you space to ground yourself and respond to what you want and need in the present moment.
  • Is guilt free YOU time?

*For more insight on white space and your own personal groundwork, check out our Personal Groundwork For Coaching™ program.

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Reading is another fabulous use of our time and our summer hours. Our Coach-Facilitator in the spotlight this month, Leah Wuitschik, shared her reading list with us.

  1. The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations by James M Kouzes
  2. The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier
  3. The Happiness Advantage: How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life by Shawn Achor

Are you set for your Back to School?
Are you feeding your soul or only everyone else’s?