Shifting Sands

At the time of writing we’re all facing a great period of change, firstly because of the lockdown measures due to the Covid-19, and secondly due tothegradual relaxation of some of those measures, many of which are regularly being changed to the point where it’s confusing knowing what is andisn’tallowed.This‘new normal’and constantly shifting of boundaries adds tolife’s already complex uncertainties.

Recently on a walk along a windy beach in our new home of New Brighton on the Wirral the shifting sands made me think of this situation and reminded methatdespite the constant changes on the surface underneaththingsare still the same and that once the wind dies down a greater sense of normality will resume,albeitpotentially looking slightly different.

This focus of shifting sands might be a good point for reflection within a workplace coaching conversation. Situations intheworkplace can seem like they are constantly evolving and changing butthesechanges can seem more challenging inthemoment than they do a little later after things have settled in to a new routine that gradually becomesthe’new normal’.


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What do you see?

How can the clip 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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