I’ve been through another season of funerals—8 in the past 3 months. Family, friends and business associates passed on and so I attended their memorial service or celebration of life, depending on their belief system. This now regular event gave me ample opportunity to pause and reflect on my own destiny, something that, I hope, you all do on occasion.
As a kid, I loved to listen to the radio. And given that I live in Nashville, music remains a part of how I relate.
So it’s probably not a surprise that when I hear “Why do I need an executive coach?", my mind occasionally drifts to “Centerfield” by John Fogerty (go ahead… listen on YouTube while you’re reading the rest of this). Tough not to tap your toes...
The term “coaching” in today’s world has gotten very complicated and misunderstood. In my youth, a coach was the guy who yelled at you from the sidelines if you were in any kind of sport. Today, we hear about coaching in a wide variety of areas, such as sports, music, relationships, spiritual development, executive and even “life coaching” in general.