9 peers and I completed the Coach Training!
We were One for 12 intense days, 9 am to 7 pm, for more than 120 hours:
🇿🇦 South Africa
🇨🇮 Ivory Coast
The coach training accelerated our journey to a whole new level. Words don’t suffice to express my Diamonds of the training. Instead, I will tell a story. A story of Isness.
First there was the word
I embarked on a self-actualization journey in 2016. Little did I know that coaching will become my passion, my inspiration, it will connect me to like-minded people and it will be the pathway to claim my creativity and the Holy Grail to my goal: “create a life I don’t need a vacation from”.
I’ve been to retreats, intensive 4 days programs, coached by various coaches, and somewhere there a seed was planted. I want to become a coach. At some moment I even declared:
There are 2 superpowers I will acquire – public speaking and coaching.
It was such a far-away desire, more of a wish than an actual plan. You see, my reality was very different back then. My education is in IT, my career was fixed in IT, I hadn’t fully embraced the possibility of me becoming a power for change.
What it takes
The training has 3 modules, 4 days each, in the span of 3 months. It’s held in the Netherlands, Belgium, and South Africa. It requires not only solid financial investment for the training fee, flight tickets, and accommodation, but also solid commitment and time to complete it.
Additionally, there is a lot to do beyond the 12 training days: peer coaching, mentoring, observed coaching sessions, preparation from an exam which leads to an internationally recognized diploma. Not to even mention all the inner barriers which come up when I started to look into branding, Sales, putting the word out there in the most efficient way.
Despite the challenges along the way, I knew I will do it someday. It was far, far in the future – down the 3-4years horizon.
An opening. A possibility. A chance
This leads me to 2020. Corona hits. I had given birth just a few months ago. I can see the possibility of becoming a coach strech even further in the future. Until one evening I have an urge to check the CreativeConsciousness Academy website. What do I see there?!
The coach training is now held online, AND it has a 19% discount. The next training starts in 2 weeks. HERE’S AN OPENING. A POSSIBILITY. A CHANCE.
Now, what do I do? How do I make myself available? My partner’s internal clock works in such a way that he awakes at the earliest 10am in the morning. It will be a huge stretch to ask for him to take care of the baby, for 10+ hours a day.
In the back of my mind, I start to scan for possibilities:
– find a babysitter for a couple of hours a day
– find out if I need to attend 100% of the training hours live or I can as well watch it recorded
– find a way to do the training with a baby on my hands
I speak to the founder of Creative Consciousness, Mark Steinberg to understand what’s the minimum of hours I have to sit to be eligible for accreditation. There’s a minimum of hours, the rest I can take recorded. Asynchronously.
The impossible suddenly starts to feel more possible. I hesitantly ask my partner if he’ll take care of the baby. Luckily for me, he has a 7-days sailing trip coming up. A trip during which I will be alone with the baby. He feels the need to reciprocate. Even more luckily for me, he’s committed to being an equal parent, to support me in my career and personal development.
He says Yes! The Universe says Yes!
Now, things start to move super quickly. I book the training, I pay for it.
Module 1 comes, then Module 2. Every next day brings me to a new realization. Accelerated transformation.
Meanwhile, daddy and baby discover more about each other. My partner established a better schedule, teaches the baby new things, takes him places, to see grandma, uncle, etc. It’s a win-win-win.
The final module is even a bigger challenge. Due to the daylight saving time, the training in Europe starts an hour earlier – at 8:00 am.
How are we going to do it? Wake up, have coffee, breakfast, have the baby ready? All that so I can sit impeccably on my chair in front of Zoom at 7:45 am. Without exaggeration, previously my partner woke up before 8:00 only if he had a flight to take, the house was burning, or something 🔥
I just do it. I don’t think about it. I prepare the evening before – everything is ready – grinded coffee, breakfast, baby changing station, impeccable outfit for the day. I drop the baby at 7:58 am and leave them be.
I made the impossible possible
Now, the 3 modules are complete. I look back and wonder – how did I do this?! What seemed impossible just a few months back is a reality now.
It started with a word.
Then I made a commitment. I made a decision.
Last and most importantly, I opened up space for the possibilities to enter. From there, things naturally unfolded. I didn’t have to do much, except ask what’s needed, from whom it’s needed, show up at the right time, pay for the training. All steps which flew elegantly my way.
Where I previously saw a blockage, difficulties, impossible obstacles, I now see a clear passage.
Here’s where I am now with acquiring the 2 superpowers:
Public Speaking: I’m in my 2nd Toastmasters year and feeling more and more comfortable on stage.
Consciousness coaching: I’m at the end of the coaching training, preparing for an exam and an internationally recognized diploma. I coach real clients.
I acknowledge the trainers and creators at Creative Consciousness Academy for taking me on a whole new level of Consciousness
I acknowledge my peers for walking side by side with me
I acknowledge my partner for the co-creation
I acknowledge myself for creating my own reality
I acknowledge Life
Back to You
What if your impossible was possible? What have you given up on? What if you could achieve it in 6 months instead of 6 years? What do you choose to decide right now?