Uncommon Coaching


Uncommon Coaching is an unconventional approach to clarity and self-discovery.

Defying our innate tendency towards orienting our lives, locating ourselves in the context of life’s map, a landscape of expectations, a timeline of achievement or a plan for success, you will instead begin by losing yourself in the confusion. Uncommon Coaching will enable you to dislocate, locate and relocate yourself. The process is an intentional unmooring that will disorient, orient and reorient. We shall discover where you emerge, draw new charts and create fresh realities. Cartographies can be altered endlessly to reflect different priorities, hierarchies, experiences, points of view, hopes, destinations and intentions. We shall map these anew. When you arrive, you have found a good starting point for the future.

“What we call the beginning is often the end
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.”
~ excerpt from Little Gidding, T. S. Eliot


In this Uncommon Coaching process, we will deliberately venture into the uncharted. Out of the confusion, we shall begin to find moments of insight and emerge into clarity.


  1. Intake – When we discuss your expectations, my expectations, and a structure for the expedition.
  2. Mapping – An excursion metaphorically into maps. Charts do not just show geographies, they can show moods, memories and myths. They can plot realms of hope, fear and longing and guide our adventure beyond the boundaries of the known.
  3. Journeying:
    1. Disorient – Losing yourself. We will roam in uncertainty and adventure into discomfort.
    2. Orient – Looking around. Matters of relevance and interest will be brought into focus.
    3. Reorient – Discovering. We will recalibrate our sense of place, context and associations in light of our realizations.
  4. Arrival – We will reflect upon our adventures and discoveries and identify the possibilities of these new territories.
  5. Moving on…

lewis_carroll_-_henry_holiday_-_hunting_of_the_snark_-_plate_4He had bought a large map representing the sea,
   Without the least vestige of land:
And the crew were much pleased when they found it to be
   A map they could all understand.

“What’s the good of Mercator’s North Poles and Equators,
   Tropics, Zones, and Meridian Lines?”
So the Bellman would cry: and the crew would reply
   “They are merely conventional signs!

“Other maps are such shapes, with their islands and capes!
   But we’ve got our brave Captain to thank
(So the crew would protest) “that he’s bought us the best—
   A perfect and absolute blank!”
~The Hunting of the Snark, Lewis Carroll

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