Heal the Past, Shape the Future Through Transformational Coaching

During our formative years, we go through a process of becoming. Who we become at that time isn’t necessarily who we are forever. But the lens through which we see the world is shaped. It’s how we perceive events, our surroundings, and others. It’s also how we translate our lived experiences. 

How much of that lens colors your identity today? 

Have you ever wanted to go deeper into the depths of your identity and unravel the layers of ‘you’ that formed in your younger years? If so, transformational coaching may be worth some exploration. By understanding the roots of our beliefs and behaviors, we can clear a path toward healing and shift how we see things and, more importantly, the way we make decisions. 

Formed In Our Youth

The shape of our identity is cast during our early years as we grow into the world around us. Everything that touches our lives can impact the way we look inward and outward. Family dynamics, cultural influences, and personal experiences all blend into a formidable foundation that defines how we view ourselves and others. This identity influences everything from our perceptions and beliefs to our actions and our hesitancies.

 Yet, not everyone is lucky enough to emerge from adolescence and young adulthood without experiencing trauma of some kind. Traumatic events leave a deep imprint on our psyche and can make those parts of our identity we wish to change even harder to shed. Trauma shapes our self-perception and may limit our beliefs about what is possible for us. 

Transformational coaching is a practice that is rooted in compassion and understanding. When someone is ready to explore these experiences through a compassionate and loving lens, the experiences can be transformed. Or, reframed into catalysts for growth rather than something that holds us back. 

Reframing Trauma 

For my friends who have experienced trauma (and most of us have), please know that I understand how it can create roadblocks. It often disrupts our belief in ourselves and our potential. But that doesn’t mean we are powerless, and it doesn’t mean we cannot overcome. 

That’s what I love about transformational coaching: it gives us the courage to confront our history with a bend not towards victimhood, but toward healing. 

Reframing is a method of revisiting the past with a compassionate perspective. We acknowledge pain while recognizing the strength that came out of those dark times. By reframing trauma, we free ourselves from the negative and embrace the positive. We cannot erase the past; we can absolutely transform its influence on our present and future. 

Healing Through Transformation 

To heal, we must go on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Confronting the wounds of the past can be frightening, but with the right person by your side to coach you, the payoff might utterly surprise you. Growth. Evolution. A release of the patterns and beliefs that no longer serve you. Finally finding the shift to get your life out of neutral and into drive!

 A skilled coach, one you are comfortable with, can facilitate this journey by creating a safe space for vulnerability, honesty, and reflection. As we dig into the deep roots of our identity, we gain the freedom to rewrite our narrative, choosing an identity built on strength, resilience, and newfound hope.

The Choices Are Yours 

Once we shake ourselves free from the past that holds us back, the whole world opens up before us. You get to choose what you want to take from it, what you want to take a pass on, and how you want to show up in it. 

No longer does your past define you. The only thing defining who you are today is YOU.

This is the real power of transformational coaching and why I’m so excited to bring it to my clients (and myself.) Because at the heart of it, the identity we choose allows us to create a life that resonates with our deepest values and aspirations – which is everything I have been working towards. 

If you are at a place where you are ready to break free from the past and embrace a future filled with possibilities and purpose, let’s talk.

Lisa L. Baker - Certified Personal, Career, Success and Life Coach

Lisa L. Baker is a professional life coach, career strategist, and keynote speaker. Lisa is the founder of Ascentim – a Maryland-based coaching practice that utilizes a unique G.R.O.W. process to help clients gain clarity, realize new possibilities, overcome obstacles, and win at life. Lisa shows high-performing professionals how to Level Up and Live the Life of Their Dreams.

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