Sunday, August 5, 2012
Why I Coach
Recently however, someone asked me what *my* passions were and why I do what I do. Since I started Agile coaching, I've always felt my job was a good fit and continues to drive me closer to work/life alignment. But I'd never thought to articulate my thoughts more specifically than that…also, no one had ever asked.
I realized there are 3 things that I'm passionate about (and derive huge amounts of satisfaction from) that I get to achieve while doing the work I do:
1) improve the lives of the individuals I get to work with at the organization
2) improve the experiences of the end users who consume the software the organization produces
3) get the organization to improve a community outside itself and its end users in someway
Of course not every engagement achieves all three, but I always achieve at least one and usually two. In general, I find getting to even one is hugely rewarding.
I'm sure as I think about this more, and both broaden and deepen my experiences this list will change.
Have you thought about what drives you in your work? Can you feed your passion with your job?
I'd love to hear your stories :)
Posted by Matt Barcomb at 10:56 PM