“Become Who You Are”?

The name for my coaching practice originated in a story I read a few years ago about a tradition of an African tribe whereby the parents of newborns visit the bedsides of their sleeping infants and whisper into their ears, “May you become who you are.”

The wisdom here simply blew me away: Nothing here about control, nothing about pushing their goals or dreams onto their kids, or living vicariously through them.

Actions like this represent the ultimate manifestation of what I consider to be the definition of truly loving behavior, namely the setting free of our beloved(s) to be the best they can be while being themselves.

In the face of wisdom like this, I was inspired to call my practice Become Who You Are and dedicate myself to supporting my clients to look inside themselves, discover who they really are, – and then go there .