Who is Molly Gordon?

by | Apr 15, 2007

How did a wild and crazy fiber artist become a business coach? It surprises me, too. And then I remember sitting in a tub full of soap bubbles, engrossed in the creamy lather I could make with a bar of Ivory soap and a handful of soap-suds, wondering why there wasn’t a commercial about this amazing delight.
I guess that, at heart, I’ve always been an evangelist. I love good news (don’t you?), and for some reason spreading good news seems to be part of my DNA.
As I began my adventures as a coach, the frontiers of cyberspace were still largely unpopulated. The Internet was a vast stage, and all an eager performer like me had to do was write her own script, sew up the costumes, build some sets, and she could put on a show. (It really felt a lot like that. What fun!)
Today I am privileged to work with thousands of self-employed and freelance professionals and artists (also known as Accidental Entrepreneurs). I love that my checkered past (that is a whole ‘nother story) has led me to this place where every mistake I’ve ever made – and there have been thousands – is a boon for others.
This introduction wouldn’t be complete without acknowledging the people and organizations who have taught, coached, and inspired me so that those leaden mistakes could be transmuted into gold. They include:

  • The International Coach Federation, which set the standards for our profession and from whom I am proud to have earned the highest professional credential: Master Certified Coach.
  • The Newfield Network, whose Graduate Coaching Program opened my eyes to the philosophical roots of coaching and the gave me keys to the doors of perception and understanding.
  • Byron Katie and BK International. The Work has become a foundation of my personal and professional practice.
  • Academy for Coach Training, where I learned the ropes and discovered that coaching could be half as much work and generate twice the results if I would just get out of the way.
  • There are many others in my lineage, including Charlie Badenhop of Seishindo, Arnie and Amy Mindell, Ken Wilber and Fred Kofman, and the other wise folk at the Integral Institute. But you get the idea: I have not made this journey by myself, and I love that you may find companionship here for your own explorations.
    On the personal side, I live in Suquamish, Washington, with my husband, Miles, aka The Charming Prince, and Bolivia, the wonder cat. We are blessed with two amazing sons and two astonishing grandchildren, who live in nearby Seattle, and most weekends you’ll find us puttering in the garden.
    Please feel free to call (360) 697-7022 or email me with any questions.

    There is a vitality, a life force,
    a quickening that is translated through you into action,
    and because there is only one of you in all time,
    this expression is unique….
    It is your business to keep it yours,
    clearly and directly,
    to keep the channel open.”
    ~ Martha Graham