Fulfillment, Balance and Process
Coaching for Fulfillment is about assisting clients in letting go of preconceived rules and limitations imposed upon them by outside factors so that they can create and step into lives that are centered in what truly brings them satisfaction.
We live our lives in constant motion. It’s therefore easy to forget that we have a choice in what we do and where we go. Balance coaching is about guiding clients to make powerful life choices — to select the experiences they want most and give those particular goals the majority of their focus, rather than becoming lost and overwhelmed in the pursuit of too much at once.
Process coaching is all about being with the client on their journey, wherever that happens to be. The client’s current mess, chaos and confusion may be uncomfortable, but it is important to recognize that they are part of the machine that drives him or her forward. Working through the minutiae of daily life can open a window on the bigger questions and concerns underneath the surface.
Four Cornerstones of Co-Active Coaching
In the world of co-active coaching, there are four basic tenets which keep coach and client on-track and accountable: to themselves, to each other, and to the world at large.
- The client is naturally creative, resourceful and whole.
Nothing is broken or needs fixing. Rather, the coach comes to you with questions and an open mind in order to help you find the answers.
- Regardless of the specific circumstances, the client’s whole life is equally important.
Co-active coaching focuses on Fulfillment, Balance and Process within the greater context of the client’s life, rather than just focusing on one small part of the bigger picture.
- The agenda comes from the client.
Coaching sessions are client-directed. The coach will ask questions, pose challenges, and attempt to inspire thought and action, but ultimately the direction a client takes is his or her own.
- A coach’s greatest asset is flexibility.
Coaches go with the flow, dealing with what shows up rather than sticking to a rigid plan. Everything that happens is an opportunity for learning and for moving forward.
What can a coach do for me?
A coach’s area of expertise comes from her own life and personal collection of experiences.
Like athletic coaches, who often have a background in the sport they coach for, life coaches draw on their own backgrounds for inspiration when helping a client navigate his or her own situation.