Hi, I’m Peg Cheng.
I know what it’s like to live and work with people that talk and talk, but do very little listening.
I also know what it’s like to have someone listen so deeply to me that it changed me…forever.
Listening is the one of the most basic needs of human beings and yet many of us don’t practice it or receive it…enough.
Listening is not just a need, it is the root of survival.
Without listening, our ancestors would have ignored the good advice to stay away from the sabertooth tigers’ den, or to avoid the mountain pass that gets snowed in early, and they would have perished.
Listening helps us survive…and thrive.
This is why I do what I do.
After 18 years as a career counselor, academic adviser, and career coach, I’ve channeled my skills and experiences into the transformative practice of listening. Time and time again, I’m amazed at what people discover when they give themselves the time and space to speak freely and then truly listen.
I’m here to bring listening back to the people.
But before I tell you what listening is, let me explain what it isn’t.
Listening is not therapy. Having utilized therapy for the last 20 years, I’m a big believer in counseling and its ability to improve lives. Attentive listening is a key part of good therapy and your therapist uses it, along with other techniques, to help you cope and heal from cognitive and/or behavioral disorders such as depression and anxiety. But, as your listener, this is not what I do.
Listening is not coaching. I graduated from Coach U’s Advanced Coaching Program with more than 200 hours of training in 2001 when no one even knew what “coaching” was. I’ve also worked with great coaches that helped me achieve my life and career goals. Good listening is a core part of coaching and is crucial for the client to reach their goals. But, as your listener, this is not what I do.
So, if listening isn’t therapy and it’s not coaching, then what is it?
Listening is staying in the present moment.
Listening is tapping into your core to hear what is being said.
Listening is realizing what your inner self wants to tell you.
When I listen to you and reflect back what I hear you saying, something will happen that you may find surprising, disconcerting, satisfying, or even elating.
You will stay in the present moment.
You will tap into your core to hear what you’ve just said.
You will realize what your inner self wants to tell you.
By being listened to, you will learn to listen to yourself.
If you’re ready to help yourself, book a listening session today.
I look forward to meeting you!
Photo by Marcus Donner.