My Vision for the Year Ahead

by Alison Hendren
My Vision for the Year Ahead

Recently our core team met in Toronto and sat down to define our overarching vision. We had an amazing time and this exercise reconnected us to the power of coaching and to what we’re most passionate about. Together we agreed on our vision: Every human spirit ignited. Igniting spirits is what got me into coaching so many years ago. Our team is absolutely passionate about mobilizing people and getting them focused on moving forward and making progress.

My vision for this year is for our team to go farther than we ever have in all our years in coaching. This will happen by continuing the powerful work we’re doing with organizations and individuals with renewed vigor. It calls on me to have laser focus on how I’m showing up as a leader. Everyone has “stuff” and bad habits but the more I remind myself of what that bigger picture vision is, the more I can come to everything with clarity and power. Whether I’m speaking to groups of people, working in my role at Royal Roads University with students, working with my team at Coaching Out of the Box®, working with large organizations or exciting verticals like healthcare, I commit to start every interaction with a deep breath and the goal to ignite the spirits of those around me.

It’s a testament to the power of this work that we’ve had over 8,000 people come through our programs and have seen countless teams shift toward a coaching culture. Most heartening is the commitment from large organizations such as the BC and Saskatchewan Health Authorities, who are actively supporting coaching cultures. This year I am excited to continue to expand that momentum into more healthcare organizations and ultimately, to ignite the human spirit, one person at a time. What is your vision for the year ahead?