When it popped in to my mail box and I thought “why not!” I was looking at details of The Coaching Academy’s International Coaching Awards. With a feeling of excitement about what the outcome might be I filled out the application, and uploaded some testimonials from clients like you!
I then forgot all about it until I got an email a few months later to say that I’d been shortlisted and that I was invited to attend the awards dinner on Saturday 5th December, hosted at Latimer House.
The evening came, and apprehensively I walked in. It was a very glamorous affair – red carpet, champagne and lots of guests alongside The Coaching Academy staff, judges and representatives from the Dame Kelly Homes Trust all gathered to celebrate the success of the top coaches in the industry.
I was so pleased to be shortlisted for the category of Parent Coach of the Year, however winning the category was a total surprise. I was really delighted and so proud to win as the competition was tough.
As I was called to the stage to collect my award I felt a huge surge of pride, I’ve felt so passionate for so long about the coaching that I do – this was my podium moment, a time to reflect on what I’d achieved. So often in life we are busy looking forwards and moving towards the next thing in our lives and we don’t give ourselves time to reflect on what we have achieved or give ourselves permission to even do that. As a coach I need to remember and recognise that for myself.
So what has been your podium moment? If we don’t recognise and reflect on our successes, however small, how will we ever recognise how far we have come.