I recently returned from our home in Santa Fe where the Green Movement can be seen everywhere. There are classes on sustainability, a wonderful farmers’ market with organic everything, throw-away containers that are biodegradable.
I started thinking about what makes the green movement so powerful. It is all about how systems operate and cooperate with the laws of nature. So I called up one of the local farmers and had an important discussion. He talked about knowing the type of land one is caretaking, how the rainy and dry seasons impact, and what happens if there is a change in the plan and there are droughts or floods. Then he stated, “Sylvia, there is a way of learning to read and understand the patterns of nature that influence when and what you plant, so you can get the best from the land without destroying it”.
On the plane coming east I mulled over what I had learned and realized that the executive coaching we teach is really part of the green movement!
Our Pattern Aware coaching model is unique in the fact that we teach you to read and understand the patterns of your inner nature that influence what you plant, so you can get the best from yourself and your environment.
Here are four ways that “organic green coaching” can make a difference.
• You can learn to understand where you have been before you can decide where you want to go. The forces that form you are family, culture, and crises.
• You can find the patterns that connect your past behavior to that of the present. Certain behaviors repeat and repeat even after they have lost their usefulness.
• You can arm yourself with communication tools to help you navigate new territory and move out of pattern repetition.
• You can release the pollutants and toxins that have built up from the past and clean up your environment, both internal and external.
In “Don’t Bring It to Work” are stories to help you relate to others who have been coached to observe, understand and transform the patterns of the past, bring into the present that which is sustainable and healthy, and release what no longer is positive for themselves or those around them. This is green, organic coaching at its best.