Coaching traditionally deals with what we could call Day School. We work with the client’s waking experience and help them transform through the radical change that comes from the deep awareness they experience in the coaching process. Night School, the time that we are asleep, offers us an additional pathway or dimension to the coaching relationship. In seeing dreams as messages from the soul or the self, we provide the client an opportunity to become aware of the fullness of their experience as a human being. The goal is to integrate what they learn in Night School to what they know from their experience in Day School and vice versa.
As coaching reclaims this experience for our clients we demonstrate how the fundamental tools of active listening and asking powerful questions provide the client with the confidence to access and understand the different elements of dream messages. That understanding, like any transformative insight is co-created between the coach and the client. We listen to dreams with the same profound curiosity as we do the needs and values of our clients. By going on the journey with them into a dream we expand the intimacy and trust that is the cornerstone of the coaching relationship.
Will Sharon has been working with dreams since he was a young therapist at the Veterans Administration in Manhattan. Following 13 years of clinical work Will spent some time studying acting and working on NYC soap operas. He then embarked on a 25 year corporate career in which he was fortunate to hold several “C” level positions. Throughout his life he has experienced the cultural definition of success and failure and the many ways that each can disconnect us from the essence of who we really are. As a coach, Will developed a process for working with dreams in the context of the fundamental tools of coaching; listening and asking powerful questions. Through the use of dreamwork we validate for the client that we see them in their wholeness and we honor the use of their imagination of these messages that always pull them toward a larger version of themselves.
A lifelong New Yorker, Will is now a resident of Santa Fe where he is grateful for the experience of the high desert on his morning walks with his dog Jack.