“Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson, leader of the Transcendentalist movement
When I begin a coaching assignment, I include a core value exercise. A high percent of the time, my clients include the values of “personal growth” and “realizing their potential” on their list.
My personal journey into the world of coaching began when I watched the 1992 Barcelona Olympic games, where there were approximately 2,000 coaches supporting 5,000 athletes. It seemed that Olympic levels of achievement were highly correlated with the support of a coach to help each individual achieve their best performance.
What percent of your fullest potential have you realized, professional and personally?
Who are the people in your life that encourage and stretch you to do all you can?