Our reflection sessions use images of the seasons to encourage self-awareness, drawing on the metaphors of each season as a way of relating to and accessing participants’ inner worlds. Although…
“My finger was hovering over the key, my heart was racing, my stomach tightening into a small tight knot, my toes curling, my eyes looking away from the screen. What was going on?” Struggling to send an email, Doug is confronted by some old demons. He reflects on how supervision and coaching has helped him cope in these kinds of situations.
As a coachee or supervisee we can think we are ready to take a metaphorical plunge into a professional or personal issue with our coach or supervisor. We may even arrive in the session with great intention. And then find the water is just too cold and painfully uncomfortable to take the next step. Remembering a cold morning swim, Doug explores how we can create the right conditions for us to ‘take the plunge’.
Liz takes a break from her desk and reflects on the restorative value of a change of scene. Henry Moore’s simple-yet-complex sculptures provide food for thought and highlight the possibilities that may arise through a change of perspective.
The last few months have created a “leadership pause” as we struggle to let go of what we thought we once knew and dwell in an unfamiliar and often uncomfortable place of not knowing. This is a space for rich learning and reflection. How will you choose to emerge as a leader?