The 400 Blows has the most famous ending in all of film. At the end of Truffaut’s film Antoine escapes and makes his way to the ocean. Reach the ocean he has to turn back and face a new journey. The ending in the film was completely accidental. The beauty of film is that we each get to interpret our own ending. I like to see Antoine as having set his life’s course on one journey and finally reaching his goal and destination turning around, lost anew, and ready to begin finding his next adventure.
Professional Coaching is a bit like that, I suppose. Our clients have their own goals and motivations and when we help clients find their goals there is that moment, that temporary moment, however brief, where a client is completely freed and then consumed with the passion for a new goal. It is an awesome and continuous transformation.