Australia did well at the Golden Globes this week.
3 Aussie actresses won.
Sarah Snook, Elizabeth Debicki, and Margot Robbie.
Snook, who grew up in Adelaide, was awarded Best Actress in a Drama Series in Succession.
Elizabeth Debicki, who grew up in Melbourne, won the award for the best supporting actress on television for her role as Princess Diana in The Crown.
Margot Robbie, from Queensland, didn’t receive a specific award, but instead, Barbie won the award for the best cinematic and box office achievement.
You see, all three actors made their film or TV debut in 2009, 2011, and 2008 respectively.
That’s only 15, 13, and 16 years later that they are being recognised globally for their work.
Sarah Snook’s breakthrough in her career happened in 2014, 5 years after she started acting in TV and film.
Elizabeth Debicki’s breakthrough in her career happened in 2017, 6 years after she began her craft.
Margot Robbie’s breakthrough in her career happened in 2013, 5 years after she started acting in TV and film.
Let’s face it, at the beginning of any career there is a lot of uncertainty. And certainly as a coach.
Because it isn’t about acting on a screen, it is about helping people with their lives.
When it comes to producing the results you want, it isn’t happening. You’re not fully aware of your skills, or the individual’s problems.
However, what is beautiful about this stage is it is the starting point for growth. This, coupled with the love to serve, you are on your way to mastery.
Then you begin to see the path, you gain experience, and become consciously aware of your gaps in knowledge and skills.
During this phase, we have early challenges and setbacks at this time. Maybe it is a lack of clients streaming through the door or a failed session.
This allows you the opportunity to be tested, ‘Do you really want this?’
As you begin to develop your skills, you’re becoming more conscious of your incompetence (ouch – but true).
This is where you are seeking coaches, classes, and courses to upskill.
With dedication to your craft as a coach, and continuous learning, you then move onto the stage of being dedicated to your craft.
You know you want this path, you have overcome the hurdles along the way, and you want to be persistent to achieve mastery.
This is where you have honed your craft, actively applying your skills with a heightened awareness.
Sarah Snook’s breakthrough in 2014, Elizabeth Debicki’s in 2017, and Margot Robbie’s in 2013 reflect this phase of deliberate skill application.
As a coach, when you start witnessing significant outcomes with clients, there’s a heightened awareness of your skill level. However, it can often feel like a rollercoaster of confidence and uncertainty.
There are moments when you feel assured and confident in your abilities, and everything seems to align seamlessly.
Yet, with the arrival of the next client, you suddenly feel unfamiliar, and you find yourself grappling with uncertainty once again.
Now, this is where the magic really happens…
The pinnacle of mastery is reaching a state of unconscious competence. Kind of like, ‘I can do this with my eyes closed’ moment.
This is when skills become second nature, and you, as the coach, can perform at a high level without thinking.
The recognition at the Golden Globes symbolizes the culmination of their journey, showcasing that they’ve reached a point where their mastery is second nature.
This is where you think ‘Ah, I don’t need a coach anymore.’
But, what is important to remember when you get to this stage…
Pinnacle, means the top, but the moment you don’t see another pinnacle in the distance (that you create), then you’re on the way down.
There is room for growth and mastery here.
So curious, which stage are you at on your coaching journey?
Leadership Coach & Master Certified Demartini Method Facilitator