I am a Fulfillment Coach. Fulfillment Coaching has many things in common with Life Coaching, except clients work on many levels to not only achieve their goals but to fulfill a deeper understanding of themselves and the world in which they live.Whether that be a job change or breaking a habit, one has to dive deeper to find the source of blocks and resistance to change. The period of transition from beginning to getting to a place of feeling fulfilled can be a very personal journey and at times uncomfortable. In my work with clients, I accompany, support and coach them on this very personal journey. It has to do with changing a narrative, recognizing the inner battle between the lower ego that is selfish, impatient, and lazy vs. the higher ego which is wise, intuitive, loving, and waits patiently for you to be your best self. The work helps the client gain awareness, learn specific tools to help be in the moment, and recognize that thoughts are not always real. An example would be experiencing oneself through gratitude versus judgment. One attracts as the other blocks the necessary energy for change.
Transition and change can be uncomfortable yet it is always a meaningful time. It is a time when old habits are disrupted and one’s sense of reality is challenged. Though painful, these can be extremely significant times in life. Transitions are excellent opportunities to gain strength, wisdom, experience spiritual breakthroughs, and healings. Discovery provides the necessity to live an entirely different life, not just the old life in a new way but an entirely new life.
Fulfillment will often times demand that a client redefines himself or herself and refuse to let others tell them otherwise. These changes arrive in life, not by compliance but a blissful surrender. A willingness not to just rearrange the furniture but to empty the room and start fresh. It is a state of relaxation wide open to new possibilities. A place where the client is in a persistent capacity to accept reality not only on an unconscious level but a conscious one as well. Decisions and choices are now made from an intuitive place rather than discomfort or conflict.
John Shinavier, MA, Life Coach, RYT500hrs