Updated: Jun 21, 2022
So many men who seek executive coaching are looking to reinvent themselves. They want to not only feel better, but they also want to be better. Oftentimes, they are hoping to learn how to be more of one certain trait or less than another, but they are searching for how to be something different than they've previously been. They want to become a new version of themselves.
I've got good news and I've got bad news. The bad news is that there is no new version of you that is going to make you content. While a coach can teach you a lot of skills, and fill your tool belt with all sorts of tricks and life hacks to survive this broken world, those tools can only carry you so far.
There's a step that is often missed in therapy and coaching alike. You have to get to the story, the root of where your undesired behaviors originate from. Here's the thing, to achieve real transformational change, you have to do your emotional work, and that is one of the hardest things you will ever do.
If you're still reading, here's the good news. To do your emotional work, what you are really doing is returning to who you were supposed to be from the very beginning. It is not a new version of you, but rather the original version. That younger version of you, who was innocent, hopeful, and full of dreams. The version of you before life knocked you to your knees before that kid on the playground made fun of you or called you weak.
The "new you" is already within you and is waiting to be recaptured. By doing your work, you can reclaim your joy, sense of adventure, and healthy relationships. So that leaves just one question.
Are you willing to do the work?