Once upon a time, I had this strange idea that life’s path was a straight line. For some reason, school and university hadn’t prepared me for the real life. What I learned holds in a few words: you discover who you are by rubbing yourself to people, to challenges, to adversity. That is also when you grow.
It took me several slaps in the face thrown by life, the kind of really hard ones, to fully grasp what Virginia Satir used to say: life is not what you want it to be, life is what it is. My worst years were my best year, as it brought awareness and growth: the penny dropped just like when you hit the jackpot. Does it mean I have it all figured out ? Hell, no !
I am convinced that life is about learning, as discouraging as it may seem in a society where we want it all, right now and without any hurdles, and learning takes patience. Yes, some people have an easier life than others, and it makes life unfair. We are left to find a way to respond to what life throws at us and make the most of it. Life is full of ups and downs, celebrations and learnings if we are willing to learn.
None of us have it all figured out. Those of us who want to grow and don’t settle for less, test and trial on a regular basis. Out of this experience we learn. To me what I learned is what I want to transmit. After 30 years of introspection and 25 years of study, I have come to the conclusion that Emotional Intelligence and a systemic understanding encompasses it all. It might be even more true in 2024. My mission is to transmit my learnings, hopefully open your eyes and your consciousness to new horizons through your own inner process. This is the best way I know how to contribute to a better world.
I coach and train in French, English, Spanish and Italian. I coach online.