Transition is Challenging
Whether you have chosen it or have been thrown into it due to external events beyond your control, transition is challenging. Each of us moves within a story of our life, a narrative that comprises our reality and makes us feel safe. But the story can suddenly change. Due to death or divorce, a central character may disappear.
Making New Meaning
You are now faced with making new meaning of your life in the wake of loss. What can you create that will matter? Even when transition is positive, for example, when you accept a new position, retire, or move to a new city, a part of that transition is letting go of the familiar in order to evolve into the new.
And, more profoundly, you are letting go of your old identity – how you experienced who you were within the context of your relationship, your career or your physical surroundings. You are challenged to redefine yourself . You may question, “who am I without this person, career, or hometown?” Hidden fears and anxieties may be awakened, leaving you feeling temporarily lost and ungrounded.
Consider the New
Part of transition is letting go of the familiar to evolve into the new. Transition invites you to consider:
- What do I have that I can keep?
- What do I need to let go?
- What will I take on?
A Better Balanced Life
Desired coaching outcomes include:
- An understanding of the difference between change and transition and the benefits of transition
- An awareness of the emotions and stages that are part of any transition, resulting in less stress and anxiety.
- Strategies to overcome obstacles and self-limiting beliefs
- The ability to let go of what you need to in order to define your new path.
- The self-confidence to trust your intuition rather than follow the impulse to gather more data.
- A new life vision that is in alignment with your values