Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Blog launch!

Greetings! Coach Laura here, officially launching the Archer Coaching Blog. I'll be posting on a semi-regular basis my thoughts on coaching, tips and tricks for a fulfilled life, inspirational quotes, and of course, shameless self-promotion for speaking engagements, coaching opportunities, and whatnot. Comments and questions welcomed!

Inspirational quote for the day: "To discover new lands, one must be willing to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." (Andre Gide)

To me, this quote sums up coaching. Coaches support clients in charting a new path, and it often means leaving the familiar far behind--to great reward. It takes faith, courage, and a willingness to work!


Mary Pat said...

Best of luck, Laura!

Brian Castelli said...

Here's the part of the quote that jumped out at me: "...for a very long time."

I am a poor swimmer. 8 years ago my wife and I did some snorkeling in Hawaii. We went out from a secluded cove. I could manage to stay out in the water for 20-30 minutes at a time before I became so uncomfortable that I had to go back to shore for a rest. After 10 minutes of building back my comfort while standing on solid ground I plunged back in. I repeated this process several times. (And we had a wonderful time!)

I think this story is appropriate in that it takes great courage to stay out where we can't see the shore. I'm all for applying the "Just Do It" philosophy in some situations, but in others I think we need to build on our experience, taking ever greater risks as we strenghten ourselves.

Congratulations on the launch of your blog. I wish you continued success in your practice.