I figured this would be an easy entry because I'm sitting here Googling the definition of the word "Coach" vs "Ally." I'm doing this because I don't like the word coach. Maybe it is just me (I know that isn't true anymore lol) but when I think of the title coach;
I time travel back to the days of gymnastics or baseball. At gym when my coach was upset, he would foam at the mouth and talk to us with his hands on his hips. When I played baseball, my coach didn't ever want to hear what we had to say. In either situation, I never felt equal or valued. Now that isn't to say that that was the truth. I think my gym coach very much cared for us girls and he taught us the best way he knew how. Probably as well as all the baseball coaches I ever had. But for my own personal preference, if I am taking direction or seeking guidance from someone... I want to know that they believe us to be equal.
What does that mean? Well for me it means that my coach knows that all my own answers are within me. That her wisdom is truly awareness through her own life experiences. I am open to learn from her because I don't feel like she is telling me what to do. For many of us with a rebel streak, this is quite the hurdle. In addition to the fact that many of us don't like being told what to do... How about when you think you did what you were told and the results didn't turn out so great. Who is to blame? In most cases, whoever gave the "great" advice is to blame.
So being an Ally is a way for me to share my experience, stand side by side and support you the best way I know how. I am my own Guru and so are you! I am here to help you shine your own light within and reveal your divine path.
I would love to hear other's opinions about Coaching/ Coaches/ Coach ;)
And just a little FYI
The definition for Ally can be found here
The definition for Coach can be found here