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In the past week, I’ve had three people (two clients and one friend) make a similar comment to me — something along the lines of “Whoa, you get right down to it!”
While my clients appreciated us fast tracking through the stories they were lost in, my friend (who I’m a bit more blunt with) was more like, “daaaaaaamn!!” 😜
I’ve always been a “bottom liner” — someone who doesn’t dance around the truth. This is why some of my coach training didn’t resonate with me. The school was strongly focused on helping the client pull out the wisdom within them and never — and I mean NEVER — offering a solution or direction.
But this approach didn’t take my intuitive gifts into account.
While I get the importance of empowering my clients by helping them realize just how wise they are, I also don’t like to waste their time. If they’re facing a situation I’ve been through or another client has experienced, I’ll ask them if it’s ok for me to share what has worked in the past.
My abilities, both clairsentience (which is the ability to get psychic information through sensing and feeling the energies around me) and claircognizance (which is acquiring knowledge from an inner knowing) are an aspect of my coaching I don’t talk about often.
Not because I’m hiding it, but because it wasn’t until recent years that I realized not everyone knows things in this way.
Now, however, as I think back to my early days of coaching, I understand why clients would ask “How do you know so much for someone so young?” (At the time I was coaching people 20 years older than me.)
I wasn’t sure how to answer so I’d say, “I guess I’m just an old soul.”
But I get it now and I embrace it. And the more I use these skills, the more I can help people take their lives to the next level.
For example, when a client and I are coming up with an action plan, I’ll suggest a step out loud and then my gut will tell me if it’s a fit or not. It might not be a fit because it’s a step too far ahead, because it’s something they’re highly unlikely to do, or something else. After sharing what comes up for me, I’ll ask my client if they believe that step is a fit and why or why not. The conversations this leads to are instrumental in how we move forward.
Sometimes these abilities show up in silly ways — like if I’m watching Jeopardy, I’ll know where the Daily Double is before the host says it. When a contestant picks that square, the knowledge pops into my head immediately. 🤣
This is also how I know what’s really going on under someone’s clutter struggles — whether physical, emotional, or mental clutter.
I can tune in and quickly see which of the core causes are in play:
- Limiting beliefs,
- a need for boundaries, or
- unrealistic expectations.
Or if it’s a combination of them all!
Then we can get to the healing.
I share this with you both to be fully transparent in how I work and to encourage you to see where you might be dimming your light.
I’d love to know I’m not alone. Hit reply and let me know what dreams, talents, or gifts you want to take out of hiding.
It’s time to let your light shine. No more playing small for you (or me!).
P.S. If you’d like to get together for a private 1:1 Zoom or phone session, check out my Strategy Sessions here: https://kerririchardson.com/strategy-session/