Coaching is a professional relationship that helps people identify and break through their limitations to get from where they are to where they want to be. For every person, this means something different.
When most people think of coaching, they think about setting targets, strategizing and learning tools that help move them forward. While this can be a big component of the coaching process, truly effective coaching, the kind that results in profound and lasting change, is so much more than that.
We often have difficulty really seeing and identifying our way of living and being in the world and the impact it is having on our lives. This is especially true when our behavior involves patterns rooted in fear that are inhibiting our progress as well as our spiritual and personal growth. We have trouble seeing it because we are fully steeped in it, so stepping outside of our processes can be difficult, especially when there are things we are choosing not to see. The right coach can help you to see yourself, the life you've created and your behavior more clearly. This is the crucial first step to any kind of real and lasting change. It is natural to be a bit afraid of this part of the process, but it stops us from going through life asleep at the wheel. Through the simple act of becoming consciously aware of our thoughts, actions and why we do what we do, we begin to choose differently, from a place of conscious intent, and it's from this place that we set ourselves free.
Effective coaching is not about giving advice or telling people what to do, but about helping clients explore and arrive at the best choices for them based on where they are and their vision for the future. Effective coaching is about helping people change their behavior to be more in alignment with who they really are and want to become. This is so much more valuable than giving advice or instructions.
In my coaching process, I honor the client as the expert in their own life and work and I believe everyone is inherently creative, resourceful and whole.
You may be wondering what qualifies me to be your coach. If I were considering hiring me, I would wonder the same thing.
While the coaches training and certifications I've received certainly contribute to my expertise and effectiveness as a coach, I believe it is my life experiences coupled with the work I've done with my coach over the last 13+ years that provides the foundation from which I do my coaching work. By combining the lessons I've learned on my journey, the years of personal research I've done in areas of self-help, personal development and spirituality as well as my intuition and my ability to dial in and connect with my clients and their processes is what sets me apart from the rest. While I will be the first to admit that my style and approach is certainly not a good fit for everyone, I trust that those that feel drawn to my practice for whatever reason are the people I'm meant to serve. Perhaps you're one of them?
Each person's personality and situation is so different, which is why I allow each session to take on a life of it's own. However, in the beginning, you can expect the process to look something like this: