Courage Consciousness: Purposely Living Your Life
What’s your definition of courage and why is it vital to claim it for yourself? Might you be curious to learn how courage plays a role in the coaching process? Perhaps you believe courage is only synonymous with being a hero or maybe you’re curious about how you can apply courage to make better decisions, enhance coaching interactions or transcend rejection. How might your life change if you discovered that some of your everyday behaviors demonstrate profound courage?
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. — Albert Einstein
If you are contemplating a transition or navigating change, courage coaching might help you on your way. Please contact Sandra in Denver, Colorado for more information about coaching and how she might support you or to arrange a free 30 minute session.
Coaching Certification was granted by Newfield Network in 1995.
Sandra’s courage animates when she has the privilege to guide and coach individuals who choose to step up and take courageous actions to expose leadership qualities. Individuals and organizations feel encouraged and this heart-felt feeling reflects a spirited environment. The outcome: both feel positive about their impact.
Comments from clients:
“Be well, I am glad you are in my world! Looking forward to reconnecting.” Eric, architect
“I asked Sandra to be my coach when I was at a career crossroads of a sort. I needed help defining what I bring to my job outside of the required technical skills. I knew I had them, but was having extreme difficulty finding them. Sandra led me through a process of reflection and discussion, and yes, I found my skills, and in the process learned so much about myself that I feel almost like a new woman, or rather that I have discovered parts of myself that I had never seen clearly before.
Sandra’s deep understanding of the Enneagram, linguistics, and the business environment was key to the process. This core knowledge, accompanied by her ability to get to the heart of a problem was evident in all of our sessions. She also held me accountable with kindness and compassion, and for that I am very grateful.
I recommend Sandra to anyone who is looking for some help finding clarity and direction. I can’t say I have completed the journey, but I have far more tools than I did when I started. Thank you, Sandra, for sharing your talents with me!”
— Peggy Nelson, CPA
“You helped spark an inner revolution in me and I am eager to tell you how it progresses. But first, something must progress! As we know, it’s all in the timing.” Thank you Tania for being a beacon of, well, so many things the rest of us can find when all we can do is look up. You’re pretty amazing.
Thoughts on the Coaching Process:
“To live on purpose means to not live by accident. One way to start the process of discovery is to simply ask yourself: ‘What is my purpose here on this earth, and what will I do with my life?’ The answers to these questions provide insight and help you discover your heart’s desire…Learning is the catalyst for maintaining focus on your purpose.”
—COURAGE: The Heart and Spirit of Every Woman Reclaiming the Forgotten Virtue
“Uncertainty is an inevitable condition throughout life. While we would like to get up each day to face this perpetual unknown with courage, all too often, we feel dis-couraged. Discouragement saps our energy and resolve. Maybe that’s why the Roman philosopher Seneca wrote, “Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.”
Accepting the impossibility of knowing the future, of predicting an outcome, requires enormous courage. Yet, rarely do our parents, much less society, prepare us how to confront this elusive predicament by teaching us about the virtue of courage.
While courage is generally defined as facing and dealing with danger or difficulty, for me, the essence of courage is a spiritual energy from the heart that in defining moments motivates a person to take action. In other words, it’s when a situation requires you to “step up” and display the authentic you, and you do!”
— Excerpt from “With Courage, Your Passion Cannot Be Doused” by Sandra Ford Walston