Who Do You Think You Are?

There is a revolution going on in psychology. This impacts life/work coaching which shares certain views with the field of psychology. Traditional views show us to ourselves as primarily individuals leading private lives.

Cutting edge work in psychology shows us to ourselves as always in relationship.  Not just always part of a family. Not just always part of a friendship group.  We are seeing ourselves more as part of the world.

You can focus your attention on a leaf or you can focus your attention on the leaf on the tree. You can focus your attention on the tree or you can see the tree merging into the earth. A leaf falling from the tree is integrating into air and earth. Always part of something larger.

We are learning that is who you are.  That is who we are together.

The natural sciences have known this for a long time. Physics and biology do see an integrated world.  It is the social sciences that are catching up.

A poet said that “No man is an island”.  We are learning from new work in psychology that contrary to how it may sometimes seem, understanding yourself as private and apart has been an illusion.

What does this mean for work/life choices? What does this mean for career coaching? Do you choose what seems enjoyable to you? Do you choose what seems useful to the world? What about both? What about you-and-the-world?

That is how my clients and I work. We create who you want to be in the world.  We see who you are and create who you can become.  To discuss how your work/life can grow larger, simply contact me.