If you happened to hear about or visit Bir Billing in Himachal Pradesh, you would know that it is famed worldwide for hosting the first ever world cup of paragliding. I was there a few years ago to experience my first ever paragliding experience at one of the best gliding sites in the world. Upon reaching the take-off site, the sight of majestic Himalayas got me all overwhelmed till the pilot put the gliding harness on me. The anxiety and fear took over and it wasn't long before the pilot realized that I might just refuse to take off from the second highest paragliding peak of the world. This is when the pilot turned into a guru (symbolically) and the words of wisdom emerged - "Just take the first step, leave this comfort zone of mountain and jump. What will follow next is an experience that you will cherish for your lifetime. I am there besides you so nothing is going to happen to you but the first plunge, you ought to take".
As I look around our community of more than 100 coaches in India and outside of it, it feels like each one of them is that pilot encouraging, supporting and cheering many around to take that first plunge in discovering meaning and building themselves for future, thus stepping out of the comfort zones. Like the wise pilot, the tribe is all armed to help individuals discover the joy of exploration outside of their regular knowing and doing and to help organisations take vital steps towards discovering their unique culture that nurtures leadership and high performance.
Do check out all the work that BIY community is doing, be it through Experience Coaching wherein about 35 coaches offered a whopping 200+ hours of coaching experience to more than 100 clients or through conducting workshops on building Future Skills for leaders of tomorrow. Should any of this sound interesting to you, please do reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear your stories and be equally excited to co-evolve with you in your journey as you take the first plunge and leave the familiar mountain behind.