Change and curiosity

“The only constant in life is change”. This is so often quoted and most of us aren’t quite sure who said it – sci-fi genius Isaac Asimov, French philosopher La Rochefoucauld or your Auntie Maud? Actually it was Heraclitus, a Greek professor who lived from 535 BC to 475 BC, who is first recorded as having written it.

Greek philosopher Heraclitus

Greek philosopher Heraclitus

People deal with change in different ways: some welcome it with open arms, embracing opportunities at every turn. Others try to resist change, sometimes expending a lot of energy in doing so.

Most of us are somewhere in between. When we are in control of change, we can adapt even to the more uncomfortable aspects of what needs to happen. It’s when change is decided and implemented outwith our control that the trouble starts, and stress can often be the result.

Coaching, whether for career or other life decisions, helps people to take back control and find a way to make positive changes. The emphasis is on personal choice, values and accountability. A good coach knows that you have the answers and resources you need – and she’s very curious to know what those are. The curious coach will ask you the important questions without trying to provide the solutions; she knows that you just need to step back in order to make the choices that are best for you.

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