WHAT IS COACHING?
The ICF defines coaching as “Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential even in the face of growing complexity and uncertainty.”
Coaching is a life changing experience. Each of us has our own best answer for any question that we may have. Thus, coaches to do not counsel or advise. In the coaching relationship, the impartial coach accepts the client where they are, without judgment, and with the main objective being the client’s success, helps the client tap into their unknown potential, unlocking sources of creativity and productiveness to reach and sustain learning and growth.
WHAT MAKES COACHING WORK?
Coaching ‘grew’ from a variety of sources, starting with the Personal Motivation movement in the 1970’s. Its roots include Philosophy, Organizational Development, Psychology, Human Resources and Sports Coaching. Experts from all these areas were discovering that most people don’t need therapy, they simply need help to discover what works uniquely for them to navigate through obstacles and to learn new, more supportive ways of being.
Coaching programs developed simultaneously in the U.S. and Europe and blended together to create coaching as we know it today. Neuroscientists are now validating why coaching is so effective: it supports the way our minds work, enabling people to build new neural pathways, creating habits of success. Neuroplasticity suggests that our minds continue to physically change as we learn, and when a person is determined to achieve a goal, they can create new beliefs and habits that enable them to attain that goal. Coaches help people to 1) clearly visualize the goal and 2) create the sustainable habits that enable them to reach that goal and others in the future. Recent surveys show that 99% of coaching clients are satisfied with their results!
CAN YOU CLEARLY ARTICULATE YOUR GOALS?
You want to reach your goals but, can you define exactly what they are? Most people cannot. Without a clear picture of what you’re working towards, how do you make progress? A coach helps you define your goals, identify what gives meaning to your life, overcome anything in your way, create new neuropathways, and capture your learning so that you know exactly what to do next time you have an ‘unreachable’ goal.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN COACHING WITH CHRISTINE
- Radiant Purpose. When you understand why you are here on this earth, and what matters to you, it gives you direction in your life. It also helps you to make life-altering decisions: Will this option keep me on purpose, or not? I help you clarify your values, strengths and what motivates you so that you have a good idea of your foundation for living. This becomes a basis for the rest of your coach program.
- Words of Wisdom. You will gain many insights and learning about what makes you successful. You will capture those learnings, so you have a lifelong tool to remind you of what makes you successful. This becomes your Recipe Book for Well-Being.
- Purposeful Steps. Using the way the brain works, you will put your learning into practice and to create new habits of successfully setting and achieving goals. In each meeting you will determine what actions to take by the next time we meet. In the next meeting we analyze your progress to discover your unique recipe for successfully setting and achieving goals.
- Purposeful Check-In. We analyze what contributes to your living on purpose and track these factors throughout the program to learn what you need in body, mind and spirit to sustain a higher level of wellbeing and meaning throughout your life.