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By: Stewart Fleming •  4 years ago •  

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spent 14 years as a single parent, playing the role of both Mum and Dad as best I could. I thought I was doing well but the realised that my son had found a mother influence in his teachers at school. Rather than feeling inadequate, I took this as a pleasant revelation that he had the type of support that I couldn’t provide. As much as I tried, I was not capable of being the feminine influence that he needed for a balanced upbringing.

Apart from the delightfully noticeable physical differences, the sexes are made different as much by forces of nurture as nature. It has been said that it takes a village to raise a child, and as a society, we raise girls differently to boys. Societies usually follow a path of generational change with the exceptions of revolutions and our society is slowly edging towards greater equality of the sexes, however we need both influences. We need the yin and yang, the night and day, the fire and ice to balance and provide the friction for growth.

History teaches us that there is strength in unity. When we combine our strengths towards common goals, our results can be beyond imagination. Whether we are talking sex, race or political ideology, we should not be striving to end our differences, but to make the world safe for diversity through harnessing its power.

The great coaches that I have met celebrate the differences and then coach the individual. It’s something we can all work towards.

Happy Coaching!

STEWART FLEMING

COACHINGLIFE is the vision of our founder, Stewart Fleming. With over 20 businesses to his name, he has created ventures around the world in many industries.

Now as the creator of COACHINGLIFE, Stewart brings his skills and vision to build the best community of coaches the world has ever seen.

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