Today Rezi, my twelve-week old Golden Retriever, had her first life coaching session.
Me: Rezi, do I have permission to coach you? (We don’t have a coaching agreement, so I need to ask her this.) ;-)
Me: What would you liked to be coached on today?
Rezi: How to make this teething thing hurt less.
Me: What specifically would you like to get from today’s session?
Rezi: Some small steps or an action plan of some sort that will help me with the teething process.
Me: What has worked for you in the past with teething?
Rezi: Chewing on stuff.
Me: Would that help you now?
Rezi: Yes, I think it would.
Me: What small, very doable, “chewing” steps could you take this week?
Rezi: I could chew on toys for 1/2 hour at a time, twice a day.
Me: When do you see doing this?
Rezi: Once in the morning when Zydeco is resting and once in the evening after dinner.
Me: How will I know that you have done this?
Rezi: The legs on your chairs will not look like a beaver has come to visit.
Me: Excellent! Rezi, what I know about you: you have an insatiable curiosity about things. Is this chewable? Where is Zydeco? What can I get into now? It’s not at all surprising that curiosity is one of your top signature strengths.