As we approach Fireworks Night, I thought I would tell you how I came to call my company Catching Fireworks.
I would love to say it was after hours of research and focus groups, but it came out of one conversation where I was explaining to a friend what I wanted to do and how I wanted to work with people.
Being a visual person, I was thinking in pictures and said, “You know what it is like when you have a great idea and all these little ideas and to-dos are shooting off like fireworks. My role is to help people catch them and bring them to earth before they disappear into nothingness or get trampled in a muddy puddle.”
It was a metaphor which struck a chord with both my friend and with me and seems to have captured peoples’ imagination since. It is an image which continues to excite me when I am working with a client and see their energy fizzing up as they see the possibilities of their own ideas and vision.
I also see my clients as the fireworks. When you get fireworks, they already have a brightly coloured and exciting outside. Inside – well, who knows what the hidden potential is? Are they a bright gold starburst, a loud pink explosion, a glittering green arc across the sky? My job is to light the blue touch paper and help the client release their own fabulous potential.
I also use the fireworks metaphor in a small exercise if a client has some negative thoughts they want to get rid of.
Have a colourful, safe and happy Fireworks Night!
If this has struck a chord with you and you want to find out if coaching will support you, book for a Light the Blue Touchpaper session.