the whitesspace growth cycle
We heard it again and again.
We saw it again and again. Dads who wanted to be good fathers, people who wanted to be good bosses, spouses, friends, employees, co-workers or pastors, yet behavior—theirs and mine—falls short of our intentions.
We often think we are doing a good job in these many domains until shocked to learn otherwise.
Perhaps we have been rowing merrily downstream unaware of our impact; have not checked in with our important constituents; perhaps we or others are conflict avoidant and have not conveyed our unmet expectations.
Perhaps we or others harbor a wound of unforgiveness that keeps an invisible wedge anchored between us. Habits, assumptions, perceptions, formative learning, conditioning and more get in the way of our deepest satisfaction.
None of us wake up with the plan to be insensitive or ultrasensitive, irritating or irritable, impatient, critical or temperamental. Stuff happens. And we stumble. I know I do.
Proactive self-examination is so important, and a main reason we created WhitesSpace.com!
Besides encouraging self examination, we identified a recurring theme surrounding attention.
With as many stimuli and competing demands, to what do we give our attention—our default or our carefully chosen direction?
I remember a former Fortune 50 CEO saying to a group of fellow leaders in transition, “It’s as if I got on a train twenty years ago and I just kept riding.
It never occurred to me to question if I was on the right train, headed in the right direction, or if it was time for a different train--not until now.”
Again, we return to the idea of whitespace—mentally, emotionally, spiritually--and its sparsity for so many. This, too, became a great motivator behind whitesspace.com —to provide a space for people to pause and consider what train they are on and if it will get them to the destination of their choice in this season of life or if it’s time for a new train in a new direction.
Come up for air
Get your bearings
Identify what’s working, what to enhance
Identify what to stop, change, start, continue and interrupt
Build on strengths and successes
Establish and grow small wins/base hits
Gain traction & sense of accomplishment
Craft steps for sustained growth
The WHITESSPACE Methodology was built upon 30 years’ experience from a top-rated executive coach.
Clients repeatedly tell us that the work we do with them is lasting and life-changing.
We’ve broken the “for executives only” mold by offering best practice services with affordable pricing.
People are unique and multi-dimensional. We encourage people to identify their own North Star.