A coach helps someone to keep both the overview over and to better understand the details of his or her situation. Many people first look around for causes and things can be identified to be “guilty” of the situation that …
You would expect that after a few thousand years of developing relationships with each other, mankind would have found an efficient way to avoid all the drama. Through the ages literature and other art deal with the problems associated with the building of relationships, and in modern times all kinds of therapies and methods have been devised to make it easier for people.
The conclusion is clear: we still have not learned anything!
A few days ago, my father turned 98 years old. This event raised the question why this man has so much vitality that he survived his own generation in his family (and even people of my generation). As his confidant, I sometimes have conversations with him that give more color to the view on his life. It’s not only about the outside, but also about the experience from the inside. The only thing you still have to give at that age is your presence and gratitude. And the example function. That is my new challenge!