- A list or outline of things to be considered or done (agendas of faculty meetings)
- An underlying often ideological plan or program (a political agenda)
I had a client that I was working with – he was very high up in his company and was being considered for big things. This was my first long term client and although I was very excited about it, I was also feeling a lot of pressure to be fabulous (my words, not my boss’!)
Over the course of the first few sessions we began to get to know each other and become comfortable with the work and its’ demands. I was excited by the progress my client was making and looked forward to our sessions.
About mid-way through the program the content and challenge of one of the sessions was one I was not familiar with. I went back to my own training and started to research how to approach this session. When I looked over my notes there was a conspicuous lack of information – I drew a blank. Not about to give up, I went to one of our senior coaches, who has mentored me in the past, and asked for help. He graciously spent about 2 hours with me taking me through the steps, giving me tools to help my client and showing me how to elicit the results I wanted. The night before the session I studied and went over my approach.
I was ready!
The next day I was bright and enthusiastic. My client, however, seemed disconnected and worn out. I worked very hard to engage him and keep the session moving along. It was uphill all the way. My eye was on the prize so I kept pushing him. I was working very hard.