One of my coaching clients recently wrapped up her final coaching session with me. Below, with her permission, I share her final reflection of this journey together. I’m filled with gratitude for this gift she shared, and am happy that I can share it with you.
“Dear Kami – I just want to say that I will miss you and our weekly brainstorming sessions, strategy building, flip charts, goal setting, tea sipping and “possibility” book reviews! You are and have been a special part of my life and I am thankful to have made your acquaintance. I am so glad I found your article in Serenity and carried it with me for 2 months – and I’m most thankful that I actually called you.
After 16 years in one career, Syzygy and what it stands for was just what I needed to set me on a new path, a journey to be free to discover who I really am (to allow me to go back to my roots), to re-connect with friends and family that I thought I lost; to dream of Possibilities in all phases of my life; and to design the ultimate 3rd Chapter. I now know, that I can live out the rest of my life as the architect of my happiness. I have some work to do, but I have the confidence and the integrity to face the challenges head on. Like the Alchemist and the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, sometimes we just need a crossroads so we can try something else on or choose a fresh approach, a new perspective, a possibilities book. And yet, after driving over 7,000 miles through 17 states, one finds that your own back yard looks pretty good with a few adjustments here and there. Here is a quote that captures this sentiment:
“To discover a new purpose in life will require that you live more authentically, not bending to the outside forces around you. You will be challenged to go to the center of who you really are.”
Thanks for challenging me and putting me back on track. It has been the best 6 month investment I have ever made. Thanks for saving me the rest of my life to enjoy. Sometimes, it takes a whole lifetime to learn what we did in 6 months and some never figure it out. Thanks for having the vision and the patience to produce Syzygy.