I love the half-second before a speaker begins. I love the mystery and hope that exists in this unknown space. I love the possibility that is held in what will unfold ~ the “blank slate” nature of this moment in time. I love watching them take that first deep breath.
I love seeing how they start their talk and pinpointing certain features right away.His rich, booming voice. Her confident, assertive eye contact.I love watching them tap into their natural abilities. I love the surprised looks on their faces when I tell them what those gifts are. I love that I’m often the first person who has explained their gifts to them out loud.
I love listening to carefully crafted stories punctuated by descriptive details, purposeful pauses and elegant endings.
I love sitting with clients to compliment strengths. I love encouraging them. I love explaining why and how their strength adds value. I love watching their anxiety deflate before my eyes.