Coaching as an Anchor Point

With several clients lately we’ve been discussing our perceptions time and I remembered and old reference I’d used during my own coach training about coaching acting as an “anchor in time”.

For someone who spends lots of time in her head, the chance to externalize with a partner and readjust to where I am in the flow of time is invaluable.

Several clients have made the same observations when it has come up over the last several weeks and I think it’s time to get it back into the forefront of my examples with lots of clients!

Imaginational Over-Excitability and Things Beyond My Control

disasterYep,  Something happened. Imagine that! The only this is, I don’t know what it was. The part of me that likes to be in charge, just would like to know what happened as the rational and the creative part of me works to compensate for what I haven’t heard.

I had a meeting scheduled with a new client and it’s been radio silence.  This individual is a busy professional, and I know this instinctively.  I’ve followed up by email and voice, sent paperwork, kept my word and now the overexcitablity part of me wonders what I missed.  The rational side goes, no, you did everything right.

overthinkingAs a keenly aware individual, who can also be oblivious, it’s hard to know when I’m compensating the right amount, too much, or not enough!  Part of me can roll with the punches and change gears, but then I start to wonder what is too laissez faire.    I could go on, but I won’t. 🙂

Welcome to a small slice of my brain.

The Psychologist Says I’m SANE: Debrowski’s Overexcitiablities

So, the original title of my Ignite 21 speech was “The Psychologist Says I’m Sane.”  My focus was my own experiences with the intensities that about 20% of the population is wired with.  These include psychomotor, sensual, intellectual, imaginational, and emotional.  If you’ve ever been called “too much” this might make sense to you!

Debrowski was a Polish psychologist from the 1940s who developed some interesting ideas about the gifted including overexcitibilities and the theory of positive disintegration as an explanation for personal growth.

Puttylike: What do you do when you’re good at lots of things? Consider Multipotentiality

Puttylike is a great resource for those who find they are good at a lot of things and don’t necessairly know what do do with all their talents.  If you condider yourself a multipotentialite, Renisance Person, or just have too many ideas to know what to do, consdier checking out Emilie’s site!

They are also opening up the doors to the Putty Tribe today for those who want to be in community with like souls!

SENG SEMINAR DEC 11: Gifted 101

Gifted 101

Date: December 11, 2014
Time: 7:30 p.m. Eastern | 6:30 p.m. Central | 5:30 p.m. Mountain | 4:30 p.m. Pacific [90 mins.]

Presenter: Carolyn Kottmeyer Back by popular demand! Being new to “gifted” can be overwhelming. Get an overview, including characteristics, testing, levels of giftedness, twice-exceptional, and social/emotional topics (sensitivities, underachievement, perfectionism, and personality types). Find support in real life and virtual communities, including internet resources, research, curriculum, and lots more. Explore gifted books for parents, teachers, and kids. After Gifted 101, you’ll be ready to master the advanced aspects of giftedness!

REGISTRATION DETAILS: $40 and register here