The word current comes from my love for stepping into a stream in search of those ever illusive trout. The metaphor creates a great visual in describing my coaching model, fits my personal interests, and provides a great set images for future marketing projects.
The goal of this model is to help a client keep facing upstream, negotiate the changes in current, and prevent them from "going with the flow".....because in a stream, once you end up going with the current instead of facing it, the only thing you become is somebody's lunch.
However, I also do know that trying to swim upstream can be an exhausting process, lead to discouragement, and a lack of progress. But in watching trout navigate the current, they know the current is what brings them their food, cleans their environment, and helps them build endurance. They also know when to rest, how to find a quiet eddy, and restfully lay low behind some large rock as the water rushes by.
While we will utilize a linear approach for the sake of explanation, this coaching model is designed to help clients wherever they find themselves in the current of life.