The Meaning Behind “Endless Ocean Coaching”
The name of my business was born in the middle of the night almost 6 years ago. I was attending coaching trainings with iPEC, the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching in Chicago. It is a great course that took me hundreds of hours of training and 8 months to complete. I was with a group of amazing human beings; there were about 30 of us in total and we were all on the path of learning to be Certified Professional Coaches. One of the topics among conversations was what we were going to call our coaching businesses.
Many of the coaches in our class went to the tried and true, “First and Last Name” coaching. Yet for me, I knew that I always wanted to build a coaching group, so my name didn’t feel appropriately collaborative for what I wanted to build in the future.
One night, I woke up suddenly, and heard the name “Endless Ocean Coaching.” Like any intuitive information I’m blessed to receive, I thanked it for coming to me, and kindly asked if I could then go back to sleep. When I woke the next morning, I started to give serious thought to the name and the story it would tell.
I have always had a deep love of the water. Oceans, swimming, and the color blue have been a part of my life as early as I can remember. Also “endless,” due to my education in psychology, was a word I often associated to my work as a coach and my understanding of people. Our capacity for growth and change is endless. I know this because, I am living and walking proof of this kind of adaptability.
We move through life much like waves on the sea. Even when we are feeling resistant to change, change keeps edging us closer to that new shore. People have high tides and low tides, and we change from season to season.
Sometimes we are calm, and sometimes we rise like a hurricane, but in truth we are always in motion. I help draw one’s attention to the forward momentum—understand, improve, harness, and make more of it.
Our direction, the undercurrents, the obstacles, and sights we see on this journey are all part of this forward momentum and discovering who we are. There is always something new there to find and learn about ourselves, even for the most self-aware people. These are often the leaders who come to me. They are curious of what else exists and the outcomes that can develop out of some much-needed change.
Currently, I live in the Midwest, so people, unsurprisingly, ask me, “what is Endless Ocean Coaching?” This conversation always offers me the opportunity to talk about the ocean that lives within them and how what I love to do can help them at what they do. I get to tell them, “We are the leadership development experts; we help humans be the best versions of themselves. I love that companies and employee’s win when we are involved!”
This year, 6 years after the start of my amazing coaching journey, I am training and adding additional coaches to the Endless Ocean team to help even more businesses and teams transform into their highest potential.
I have a firm and unwavering belief that shifting people to be a version of their best selves (happier and less stressed) allows businesses to build new, more prosperous patterns. These waves of change can be felt as soon as you walk through the door. This is the Endless Ocean of positive change that I want to build for every one of the clients that my team works with!
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