One of the greatest challenges I had so far in blogging is not necessarily what to blog about because there are oodles of things going on in the world of great importance concerning youth development. However, the “why” questions are most important for me to ask over and over about my coaching practice to stimulate my thought process during the start up phase of this new enterprise? The “why” to start my coaching practice for youth, parents and families is silently awaiting for me to put a voice to it and to have it so ingrained in me that it oozes from the core my being. Why? Glad you asked. If I can answer “why”, then I can collaborate more effectively with others on “how” to design a successful and flourishing coaching practice. I can invite other professionals and the community at large to participate in sharing their experiences to explore and discover what it takes to develop a powerful coaching framework for strengthening resilience in my community and abroad. In a coaching session with my student advisor Larry Loebig, it became apparently clear that I need to get people enrolled in what I am trying to achieve. I don’t believe I can do that adequately without knowing the “why” of my practice. Even if I’m not absolutely sure of the “why” I have to take the risk of not being certain about the “why” until I’ve invested enough time and energy in accepting the help that is there to help me on a universal level.
Why create a coaching practice for youth, parent and families (YPF) and which issues would I focus on in order to re-unite families, and help youth and adults communicate better and make sound value-based decisions?
Why would I use a resiliency coaching framework to strengthen youth, parent and families and what would that look like?
Why are my skills, talents, gifts and knowledge invaluable to the YPF community?
Why is it important to explore coaching on an international level versus limiting myself to serve locally?
POSTING ASSIGNMENT: What “why” questions would you like to explore in order to give your studies here at WISR greater purpose and focus?