#23 THE CHOICE - with Grete Becker

Updated: Oct 13, 2021

Hello everyone. Welcome to another episode of Fresh Perspective. With me today, Grete Becker. Thank you so much for joining us, Grete, and giving us your time.

A pleasure.

When I spoke to Carol Dickson last week, I invented the new word “wisdoms”. That’s a classic example of mother tongue interference. So I look forward to all the wisdoms that you will also share with us today (laughs). Just to kick off, what is it that you do?

What is it that I do? Francois, I always dread that question - when people ask what is it that you do? I do a lot of stuff. I’m not a clinical psychologist, I’m not a doctor, I’m not a GP. I think the day brings to me what I’m going to do and which hat I’m going to put on for that day.

You know, I’m also borrowing from Hedy Schleifer, whom you know. Hedy was talking about - she’s in the autumn of her life. And I think, I’ve got the privilege as well to be in the autumn of my life. When we refer to COVID-19, I’m one of those that should stay home, because I’m in the risk category. But with that age, I think it brings to me a lot of privileges that - I can just be for the day. So what do I do to earn a living? Imago relationship coaching. In the old ways, they refer to it as marriage counselling. But Francois, you and I know that it’s way more than marriage counselling. That’s an old-age word. So I work with couples, I love the time that I spend with couples and guiding them. Coaching them to a place where the other one’s otherness is not scary anymore.