Many people live under the idea ‘don’t make waves’ – don’t upset the balance and still waters. But sometimes making waves brings new ideas and new horizons. Some summers ago I met with a fifteen year old boy upset about going to summer school to catch up on some failed grades. Recently, I ran into him, now in college. I asked him about that particular summer and he let me know that he needed that kick at that time in his life, and it opened doors for his future. It broadened his horizons. To him, that summer disturbed the calm surface and made waves. Those waves brought him to new places. Perhaps it’s time to start disturbing the calm surfaces in your life and start making waves for your professional growth. Could our own version of summer school be the wave you need? Envision yourself as a coach and/or an entrepreneur, or maybe you can bring coaching into your workplace. Let your first step be our Foundations For Coach Leadership course and see what new horizons you can find.
— Carl Casanova, M.S.