Meet Your New Coach
Nobody should have to feel lost, alone or defeated. Many of us experience it at one time or another. But you will be found, you are not alone, and you can rise up from defeat and start again.
Your Professional Health and Wellbeing Coach
Hello, I am Gordon Robinson, just call me ‘G’, Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and founder of New Bucket Coaching. I am an IPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching) trained coach with a background in psychology (BSc Hons) from Keele University in the UK. I am an ICF (International Coaching Federation) Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with over 17 years experience working as an alternative educator and much more working with people from all walks of life.
My core values are kindness, honesty, resilience, courage and empathy.
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“Gordon is truly a transformative coach. He’s a deep listener and holds space for his client to process thoughts, ideas, emotions, etc. (What a gift in this busy world to have a non-judgmental and safe container to process thoughts and emotions). Gordon is very intuitive and seems to always know the right question to get to the heart of the matter. In my time working with Gordon, I can truly say I have been changed. Working with Gordon has been a gift.” – Courtney
“I have found Gordon to be a highly intuitive, perceptive coach who actively listens to his clients and builds an environment of trust, so that you find yourself revealing things you may not have even realized were weighing you down! Gordon is empathetic and creative and uses various methods and approaches to get me to think differently about things, enabling me to move forward on my own personal journey. I always look forward to my sessions with Gordon – I know I will always discover something new”. – Lynne
What’s My Story?
I was born and raised on a farm just outside of Durham City in the Northeast of England and moved to live in Kingston Ontario, Canada over 17 years ago. I am a husband and a very proud father.
My background is diverse and utilizing that diverse background, education and experience of over 40 years allows me to put 100% of me into my work with you as a professional coach. I am an optimist, a believer in change from within and mindful of what we can accomplish every new day.
I have an innate curiosity in the lives of my clients and look forward to walking your new path with you as your professional coach.
So, What’s This New Bucket All About?
Imagine a bucket is a representation of your soul. The water in the bucket is your life’s experiences, your beliefs, faith, love, hopes and everything in between. The sides of the bucket would be your metaphorical body, the vessel that carries all that is you throughout this world. We carry the bucket with us, and we cherish all that it holds.
The bucket like ourselves can be hurt or damaged. When challenging things happen a small hole can be created that allows some of the “water” (energy) to escape. We can top up the bucket, but the water continues to run out. When enough holes are created more water escapes than can be refilled. Our buckets begin to run empty, our resilience to life’s challenges decreases, we don’t feel like we have enough water left to move forward. We can feel stuck, uncertain, drained and vulnerable only being able to see problems and not solutions.
This is what happened to me. I felt lost, deflated, and unsure of who I was. I had too many holes in my bucket to retain any water. After hitting an all time low and ending up in surgery I realized something. Why am I trying to fill a leaky bucket? Just get a new bucket!
My new bucket was colourful, strong and resilient. Totally different from the old grey bucket I had carried for so long. The water I filled it with was still all me but how I carried it was different.
The new bucket does not represent a new person, but a new perspective. A conscious realization that what we do in this world is not as important as how we show up in it. The new bucket represents a higher awareness of who you are as your authentic self. Someone who realizes our choices on how we view the world and ourselves come from within. We have freedom to choose. We can choose to lead powerfully in our thoughts, our feelings and our actions.
The new bucket concept acknowledges and builds upon the previous research of ‘bucket filling’ developed by noted individuals, including but not limited to, Dr. Donald O. Clifton, John E. Valusek, Merrill Lundgren and Carol McCloud.