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Make a change try Life Coaching

The word ‘coach’ used in the 16th century was a horse-drawn vehicle which took people from where they were to where they wanted to be. Over time the idea of a coach remains the same, it is still a vehicle to take someone from where they are now to where they want to go.

We are all at different stages of our own life journey, while some people have the courage and self-belief to achieve their full potential, there are some who don’t believe they have any further potential and there are some who know there is more but are imprisoned by their own limiting beliefs. Coaching can make a big difference to an individual and could even be life changing.

Coaching is a process with a start, middle and a finish. The goal or outcome is determined by the client this could be to improve or to address behavioral issues.

There are various coaching models but essentially the process will include building good rapport, engaging in active listening, asking thought provoking questions and perhaps introducing various coaching tools to inspire new thinking.

The co-active coaching model (Co-Active coaching, Henry & Karen Kimsey-House) is based on the belief that each client is already “creative, resourceful and whole”, the coach therefore has nothing to fix or solve. The coach’s role is to facilitate a process helping the client to look within to find their own solutions.

Coaches are no longer hired to get rid of or try to fix something, the new thinking is to use coaching as a tool to improve and maximize potential. The key difference between coaching and other support interventions is that coaching is concerned with the here and now going forward.

To me coaching is holding space to give the client an opportunity to look inwards and perhaps evoke a change in perspective or inspire an action. The coach should act like the voice of the clients potential always seeking to explore.

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow know what you truly want to become” Steve Jobs

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