Evolution U Coaching
As I begin to unfold Evolution U Coaching in Denton (Dallas), TX and grow in this new community, I want to hit the pause button and share with you the story of how Evolution U Coaching came to be.
I was working a full-time job as an executive director for a non-profit organization. Although it was a rewarding job I just kept feeling that tug that there was something more I was supposed to be doing in life. I discovered coaching and immediately knew it was what I was called to do.
Naming my business was difficult. I wanted to create the perfect name that not only represented what I did but who I helped. I came up with multiple names but nothing seemed to resonate with me. It wasn’t until I was having a conversation with a friend and we were talking about service members and the difficulties they go through when they get out of the military. I applied this to my own personal transition out of the service. I was lost and confused about who I was and what I had to offer the world. I struggled with my next best steps.
In coach training I learned that as human, our “WHO” (who we really are) can easily get wrapped up in what we do (the roles we play in our lives) and who others tell us we are. It can feel like we are suffering from an identity crisis. But as I finished my coaching training I realized that what really happens is that as we move through life, we continue to grow and develop, or better yet, EVOLVE. So, rather than an identity crisis, I call it an IDENTITY EVOLUTION.
Would you say the person you are today is different from the person you were 6 months ago, 1 year ago, 5 years ago? You aren’t a totally different person but you have discovered new things about yourself. I’m sure you’ve grown in different areas of your life. I know I have. You’re different. You’ve evolved! And because of this process Evolution U Coaching was born.
In the backyard of my old house in Springfield there was a tree. It was winter when I first moved so the tree was bare. Spring came and the tree started to bud. The leaves started to unfold into these beautiful purple leaves.
As the warmer weather moved in the purple in the leaves began to give way to green. It was so neat to watch how this happened.
By the full heat of the summer the leaves were green. However, when you looked at them in just the right light you could still see a hint of the purple.
We are like the leaves on this tree. We start out as a bud. We unfold as purple leaves. Over time, that purple begins to give way to the green. This shows our growth and our development as a person and in life. Even as we continue to evolve, just as the leaf still has that hint of purple you can see at just the right angle, we still have those pieces and parts of ourselves that evolve with us. We don’t become a completely different being. We transform over time. Changing and evolving to become a better version of ourselves.
As I watched this tree evolve, I couldn’t help but think how it was a physical representation of our own evolution. It was amazing to watch!
Evolution U Coaching’s logo is an inverted Ying Yang symbol. The logo represents balance. Balance in mind, body, and spirit. As human beings, we are constantly changing and endlessly transforming one into the other into an eternal dance of becoming our best selves. Many times, we struggle because we fail to acknowledge change or are resistant to it. However, if we are in with our pattern of change we have the potential to be a harmonizing force. Therefore, we create a balance within our thoughts (mind), our physical response to change (body), and our ability to recognize this change as an opportunity for growth (spirituality). We can then begin to embrace our purpose, passion, and potential.
Thank you to everyone who has supported Evolution U Coaching. I couldn’t do what I do without your support. Thank you for reading this blog weekly, commenting, liking and/or sharing it with others. I am forever grateful. I look forward to growing Evolution U Coaching and continuing to serve you.
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Make today amazing!