Yesterday, at the end of her coaching session, a client told me that she had said to her partner earlier that morning that she wished she could have “a regular injection of Barbara, rather like the new HIV vaccination”. You can imagine how that might have been received. He did, of course, ask her if she was feeling well! She went on to explain that her coaching sessions helped her regain her confidence, and every so often this needed a boost. When she mentioned this to me, I said that it sounded as though she wanted a “Barbara Pill”. She rather liked that!
Last night she sent me the following email: “The Barbara Bradbury Tablet. Full of positivity and empowerment to enable you to take on any challenges. This tablet acts as booster for everyday challenges and should be taken at least once a month or as and when needed.”
My second coaching client of yesterday also left her session thanking me for helping her with her confidence. She was having particular difficulties with a work colleague and, once she understood what was the pattern of her communication with this person, and how she could break it, she saw with clarity what she needed to do differently. This understanding makes an enormous difference to people’s lives, and it is not rocket science. Finding a way to put me in a bottle may take a bit of science, though!
It is so rewarding when people feel empowered again and can go back to their homes and work place, confident to make the difference that they are meant to be making on this planet. What difference are you making?
Have a great weekend, enjoy the sunshine, and go and make a difference.