Starting coaching…

Welcome to my coaching blog – for those of you who wonder about my coaching experience, this is the place to hear my thoughts near real-time posted here!
On friday I started my first career/executive/life coaching session with Barbara Baill. I had been looking forward to this session for months now as I have been out of work for 6 months and getting antsy to figure out what’s next for me.
I picked Barbara because of her extensive executive experience and also the fact that we clicked at our lunch get-to-know meeting. I felt it was important to find someone who had been part of high level executive meetings, versus those who only knew theory. The others I interviewed certainly were good enough to coach but I wanted someone who had experienced these things in person.
So on Friday we spent an hour getting to know one another.
I felt pretty random. My head is filled with so much stuff – I even asked her if we could use a process which would brain dump everything and then organize it later. I hope she didn’t think I was scattered!
For homework, I need to do:
1. get images that appeal to me.
2. fill out a Myers-Briggs form
3. find a log book of some sort, maybe electronic, maybe paper.
4. list questions pertinent to my life
I now jump deeply into the coaching process….