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A Journey of Transformation: From Technocrat to Life Coach

A Journey of Transformation: From Technocrat to Life Coach

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06 May '24
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In the autumn of 2017, I took a leap that would redefine my path and ignite a transformation unlike any other in my life. After dedicating over four decades to my career in a passionate industry, I decided it was time to press the pause button. This decision marked the beginning of a journey into uncharted territory and the pursuit of a new calling: becoming a coach.

My initial interest in coaching began when I stumbled upon an opportunity to become a Stanford SEED coach. The thought of guiding others through their journeys was mesmerizing. My passion for coaching was undeniable, but I knew I needed to equip myself with the proper tools and knowledge to truly excel in this new field.

Thus, I embarked on a new mission: to become a certified life and executive coach. As a lifelong learner, I dove headfirst into the certification process while balancing my routine. Initially, I was intrigued by the world of coaching, but soon, a sense of anxiety crept in — could I excel in this new realm?

I battled imposter syndrome, feeling vulnerable and doubting my abilities and accomplishments. The confident expert in my field now faced the uncertainty of starting anew. Yet, I reminded myself of my capabilities and slowly began the journey of unbecoming, shedding the titles and positions I held before to embrace a fresh start.

My coaching journey challenged me in unexpected ways. I had to unlearn long-standing habits and open myself up to new perspectives and methods. This transformation required patience, resilience, and a willingness to confront my limitations. Along the way, I discovered that coaching was not just an extension of my previous work but a profound shift in how I approached guiding others.

The coaching world offered me the opportunity to connect with a diverse range of individuals, each with their own unique goals and aspirations. Through deep conversations and meaningful exchanges, I found myself learning just as much from my clients as they did from me. This reciprocal relationship enriched my understanding of human potential and the intricate tapestry of personal growth.

Six years later, my coaching journey continues to evolve. I’ve immersed myself in writing blogs, creating podcasts, authoring a book on startups, and sharing my experiences with others. These experiences have not only deepened my understanding of coaching but also expanded my perspective on the power of personal growth.

The journey of unbecoming has allowed me to rediscover myself and inspire others to do the same. By letting go of old ways and embracing change, I’ve realized that everything we need to succeed lies within us. Developing self-trust and cultivating a growth mindset can propel us toward becoming the person we’ve always aspired to be.

As I reflect on this transformative path, I am grateful for the opportunity to embark on a new chapter of my life. My journey serves as a reminder that even in the face of uncertainty, there is tremendous power in taking a leap of faith and embracing the unknown. By trusting the process and being open to change, we can uncover the true potential within ourselves and lead a life of purpose and fulfillment.

Category : Personal Development


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Written by Nitin Mistry