Bring Your [inner] Child to Work Day
I’m literally laughing as I type this. I’m imagining an office full of angry toddlers acting out their insecure attachments.
Yes. I’m this weird.
But seriously, if you’ve ever dabbled in therapy the inner child is a very real thing.
Without getting too clinical, the inner child is the part of EVERY PERSON that experienced an unmet need or trauma as a child. We all have an inner child wound of some degree.
Most are related to our innate need to be:
I think we can all agree that the inner child can show up to challenge a romantic relationship, but guess what?????
Yep. You Know It….
Our inner child shows up at work too.
Not trusting others, micromanaging, lack of accountability…to name a few behaviors that are rooted in the inner child wound.
But as a leader, can you reach out an inner child? Not without boundaries. It might be weird. At best, you can teach and redirect behavior.
But coaches **can** reach out in this way. Coaches can see this type of behavior for what it really is. And while we don’t practice therapy we can leverage our knowledge and training to find a more meaningful approach to change. We can hold safe pace for people to talk about things that normally would not come up in an employee/employer relationship.
Just thinking about the power of this blows my mind.
1:1 Coaching for experienced leaders and group coaching for managers is the most effective way to develop and invest in your people.