Lessons – Intention and Articulation | Conversations with Coaches | Boxer Media

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Conversations with Coaches | Boxer Media

In this recurring series, Kevin explores some of the brightest ideas and insightful lessons that his guests have shared with him on the podcast, and why they’ve continued to inspire him ever since.

While coaches often bring a great deal of unique insight and uncommon information to their clients, the truth is that most of what you need is already right there with you.

Coaches know this all too well, which is why their most powerful gifts are found in shining a light and helping you focus that light in the right direction.

I think of two words to describe this: Intention, and articulation.

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Hello, everyone, and welcome to another episode of the conversations with coaches podcast. I’m your host, Kevin. And today, it’s just me, it’s another one of the lesson minisodes. I’d like to record for y’all. This one is, I’ll just come right out and say it. This one is about what I think is really at the heart of most coaching. And I know I kind of probably say that a lot. But it’s because of, you know, a heart. It’s like a gym, it has many facets. Let’s slip that one in there, let me dodged a bullet for overusing the term heart or core, or Foundation, which I’ll continue to overuse, but here I am using them anyway. So what I want to talk to you about what I want to talk with you about today, I mean, where’s your heart, sometimes I should get another cup of coffee, to talk to you about what a coach brings to the table. And I feel like a lot of people have a deep understanding of what this is, is whether you’re a coach and you’re doing the bringing, or you’re being coached and you’re being brought to pretty much every coach I know has a coach. So it’s really a lot of both and as opposed to either or. But obviously coaches bring some pretty I don’t know if I wanna say unique, but sometimes just downright unique insights into a particular niche or particular industry or particular career journey, personal journey, relationship, Journey life, you know, whatever it happens to be. There’s unique insights come in both from their own lives and from things that they’ve learned and information they’ve synthesized into something that’s a little unique, little special. Love some uncommon information that you know, you might not, you know, might not know, or have a really easy way to know about or figure out that you need to know about. That’s all present, I feel like in most good coaching, but what’s really driving the engine, what’s really like, the hardest thing that’s really burning is this ability for a coach to come in and guide you, particularly in a couple of different ways, in one way guide you towards understanding what your intentions are, and shaping them taking an active hand in shaping and molding them becoming more intentional in the things that you say and do. Don’t say don’t do, et cetera, et cetera. intentionality is something it’s basically just another word for being more self aware. But it actually has more active like awareness can be passive, like awareness can be like a book that you read, to like, shaping intention is more like, Okay, I’m beginning to put this into action, you know, I’ve got a plan, outline something, I’m going to start doing this and that I’m exercising as opposed to reading about getting healthy, something like that. I feel like intention got a little bit more of a verb in it, then awareness does the really talking about the same thing. Coaches are great at helping you to both discover, into shape your intention for your life, for your business, for your relationships, for your family, for yourself for everything. Part of that, and I’m making this a distinct aspect, even though they’re very much related. Part of that is in a word articulation, and a few more words, it’s basically giving you the words to explain, describe and understand what you’re doing, what you’re thinking, what you’re feeling, a lot of times the things that we do, and the reasons why we do them, or don’t do them, we don’t really have a good way of explaining. And that’s perfectly fine, for you know, sometimes even long periods of time to not really have quite the right words. But an important aspect of growing, evolving, changing, going forward really going where you want to go in life is understanding how to say what you mean what your intention is to speak, first to yourself, to have those words to understand them. And then to begin to be able to use words that allow other people to understand you, what your intentions are, what your meaning is, what your purpose is. So I feel like it’s like, I don’t know if I want to call it like the twin pillars of coaching or something like that. But I really liked the way that intention and articulation are really at the heart, use it again, they’re really at the foundation of what a coach can really bring to the table for you, individually and for your team for your company. For really anything. It’s really, I do really think it’s like the drive the engine, maybe the twin pistons, have the engine of a good coach of good coaching, intention, intentionality, discovering it, finding it, shaping it, and articulation, the ability to use your words, to communicate with yourself and with others. Who you are, what you mean, where you’re going, and why it really allows you to really be more vulnerable, be more available, be more understood. And quite frankly, just be wildly wildly successful in what you’re trying to do. Because you’ll have the understanding and the aid of people around you who really we’re only gonna go as far as we all go together as a kind of a paraphrase of a phrase I is very near and dear to my heart and you see I might butcher it’s like if you want to go fast go alone if you want to go far go together. I forget I can’t think about Simon had I forget who said that. But it’s one of my very favorite quotes probably of all time because again I feel like it’s simply gets right at the heart of what we’re all doing here. So, anyway, I wanted to share my thoughts on intention and articulation with you. Let me know if you have related thoughts, different thoughts, opposing thoughts? I have a feeling I’m opposing but thoughts that might as a previous episode of this podcast might have hinted that might might sharpen the iron of my own. Anyway, thanks for listening. Thanks for letting me share, I get so much good inspiration from my conversations with these with these coaches with you coaches. I’d like to turn it back around and share it. So let me know if you’d like these. By the way, I’m getting some good feedback that you’re enjoying these these little minisodes but let me know what you think. And if there’s anything you want me to, like, Speak on, or if there’s anything you’d like, come on and kind of have your own special little minisode and talk about but anyway, for now. Thanks for listening, and I’ll talk to you again soon.

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