Flicker. Flame. Fire.
Circumstances and genetics account for a majority of the way in which we operate. Even so, the experience of consciousness plays a powerful role in how we show up to ourselves, to others, and to the world. It’s in this space of conscious experience, the space we actually can control, that we seize authorship of our lives and it’s in this space that I’m dedicated to transforming with clients. I do so through three core processes:
Clarity (Who Am I, Really?)
Vision (Who Do I Want to Be?)
Action (How and When Will This Happen?)
Together, these constitute the broad strokes of the coaching experience with me, from flicker (clarity) to flame (vision) to fire (action). It’s through these lenses in which the petri dish of transformation comes into view—in which an ideal is thrust from the realm of the hypothetical and pierces through to the physical world of possibility. Of course, if this sounds too highfalutin to get behind, rest assured that I’m not getting into metaphysics here. At its simplest form, this is merely the recipe of ingredients I use with clients to bring about real-world change: this is the journey of transformation.
So with that, I invite you to try this on for size: what would transformation look like for you? What would this new possibility in your life mean for you and those you care about?
"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."
What Drives Me
My name is Kyle Shea, I’m a Vancouver-based growth coach in the arenas of personal and professional development. I integrate my backgrounds in clinical and positive psychology into my coaching method with a particular grounding in mindfulness to align how my clients actually show up with who they really want to be.
You’ll notice I refrain from the title “Life Coach” and this is intentional. The term “Life Coach” relates too many ideas for me which, at best, confuse people as to what I do and, at worst, entirely misrepresent me and the deep work of coaching. And while there does exist a selection of life coaches whom I deeply respect and even admire, this isn’t a term that hits home for me.
Instead, I prefer “Growth Coach”. When most people hear the word “growth” it signals the idea of changing into something better. Fair enough. But this is only one half of the puzzle; the word itself offers another implication: change from something. In other words, the process of growth doesn’t rest solely on ‘what is yet to be’ but also on ‘what already is’. What is life actually like for you in this moment? What are the virtues that have formed the basis of who you are?
Through this exploration of ‘what already is’ you leverage these strengths to kickstart growth into the person you want to be—this is the foundation of my coaching practice.