Being a "conscious introvert" will transform your life
This page will give you a sense of how Introvert Energy works and
the kind of results to expect.
"I'm spending more time in my yard, not working, just being there. Not
only have you encouraged me specifically to do that, our work lets me be
okay with it and know that it's a necessity. I spent several hours there
yesterday, reading and watching the birds."
Even though we don't talk about it much, life is quite different for
introverts than for extroverts. You may not include "introvert" in
the way you describe yourself, but it's a very real part of your life.
Becoming more aware – becoming what I call a "conscious introvert" – is
a powerful process. Here's how I describe conscious introversion:
Three things a conscious introvert knows:
Four things a conscious introvert does:
- Being an introvert is a physical experience and impacts us all
the time. As introverts, our brains and bodies are wired differently
than extroverts – so we literally experience life differently.
- Most people are not introverts. Research shows that about 75% of
people are extroverts. Think back to your high school. Only one in
four of your classmates was an introvert, like you.
- The United States is a very extroverted society. The "American
way" reflects extroverts much more than introverts.
Introvert Energy is primarily a coaching business. I work with you
in a one-to-one partnership we design together, to address your
challenges and create solutions that come from your strength as a
unique human being and as an introvert.
- Reframes: Being an introvert is an asset. Negative stereotypes
about introverts are easy to come up with: unfriendly, withdrawn,
shy, lacking social skills, etc. The gifts of introversion are
many – but less understood.
- Makes re-energizing a high priority. As an introvert you get
re-energized from the inside – from your ideas, impressions, feelings.
You need considerable "down time" for that re-energizing to happen.
- Creates "introvert" ways of doing things. "Normal" in our culture
is extroverted. Getting good at being an introvert on purpose makes
life a lot easier.
- Develops "extroverting" skills. "….when in Rome, do as the
Romans do." Sometimes it's smart or essential to act like an
extrovert. Getting some extrovert skills on purpose is a lot more
fun than having none or trying to be an extrovert impostor.
Life coaching is a conversation that brings awareness, action and satisfaction.
As a profession, life coaching started to emerge in the 1980s and
is growing all over the world. For example, currently the International
Coach Federation, the largest professional coaching organization, has
more than 11,000 members in 80 countries.
Coaching isn't counseling, it's not mentoring, it's not consulting and
it's not therapy. Most simply, it's a special kind of conversation
that increases your awareness about yourself and about life, and results
in you taking actions that give you more fulfillment and more success.
|Introverts need a low-stimulation environment to re-energize.|
When you work with me, you can expect new perspectives on your challenges
and on you. And you can expect to be taking action in ways that feel right
and bring you satisfying results.
This includes learning how to work with the world on your own terms as an
introvert. Not by being obsessed about it. You might say it happens
naturally, with some intention, while working on your challenge.
Results: more energy, more focus, more ease, more effectiveness
You'll get good at having enough "down time" to rejuvenate. This is a basic
ingredient of your wellbeing as an introvert, because of the way your body
works. You'll find your own ways of doing it – minus the guilt.
You'll develop better work/life balance, something practically everybody
aspires to these days. When you have a skilled partner to work with, it
can actually happen. You'll get better at prioritizing and making
choices – life will find a better balance.
|"I didn't expect to do such deep heart/soul/spiritual
work in this process. Nancy is someone who "gets me" and really helps me to get
myself. She stays the course with me and I don't make it easy - she works
for it with me! I adore her for that."
Social Change Activist
You'll find more of your own "introvert" ways of doing things, no matter
how extroverted the environment you're in. You might already be pretty
good at this (survival skills) but you'll get really creative and enjoy
it more, in both your personal and professional life.
You'll get good at "extroverting" when you want or need to. What we get
from developing our extroverting skills is more freedom of movement. Whether
it's "speaking extrovert", giving presentations, going to unfamiliar
places, or some other typically extroverted thing, you'll have more ease
and be more effective.
"Introvert" will become an interesting aspect of your identity. Introverts
have a tendency to think there's something wrong with us. The more you
understand what it means physically to be an introvert and what wonderful
strengths your small segment of the population has to offer, the more
natural and fun it'll be for you to identify as an introvert. You might
even start bragging about it.
The world is longing for more "introvert energy"
You'll be in a powerful position to offer yours, and on your own terms: Life at its best no matter
what the challenges.
Next, find out more about how coaching works and Introvert Energy's Services.