DNA Journey

As a coach one of the things we should be constantly challenging are our own preconceptions about situations a coachee is talking about. We must avoid jumping to conclusions; avoid thinking we have the answers, and importantly avoid focusing on things from our own experience and preferences. 

Challenging preconceptions is also something the coach must encourage the coachee to do. What are they assuming about their own situation that they may have no evidence for? What are the other ways of thinking about things? 

This short video by Momondo, an independent global travel search website, has a powerful message about preconceptions. Sixty seven people from all over the world took a DNA test to find out about their heritage with lots of surprises they weren’t expecting. It is an interesting and emotional reminder about the importance of challenging preconceptions. 

What preconceptions do you have about something that you should challenge? 


This month's free photo download to prompt reflection:

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How can the image be used as a metaphor for something that is happening in your life (good or bad)? What does it spark inside you in terms of seeing a new way forward you had not previously considered? 

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