RICHES Executive and Personal Coaching
What is Executive and Personal coaching, really?
Simply put, as a life coach, I help you attain lasting, desired results.
Whatever that may be. Maybe it's a better relationship, or becoming an effective manager, or finally finding that job that fulfills you, or losing weight, or making more money, The sky's the limit!
How do I do that?
I am specially trained (and intuitively gifted!) to help clients become extremely clear on what they actually want. Then I help them identify any areas that are "blocked" allowing them to effortlessly move past them.
Often the problem is spontaniously solved by simply becoming aware of the nature of it.
Coaching is forward-focused, outcome-oriented conversation. In our sessions, I always reframe any negative conversation into the positive because whatever we put our attention on, we get more of.
Focusing our attention on past issues doesn't help us move forward, but keeps us stuck in the past.
There are many different types of "coaches" out there. Many corporations have adopted a "coaching model", however, that typically means telling and directing instead of asking.
The main difference between a life coach, and an employer "coaching" an employee, is that the life coach doesn't have the end result pre-set in their mind. If the coach has an ending in mind that they want to see, the cilent often senses it, and can become blocked in accessing their inner resources and solutions.
Although the profession of LIfe Coaching has been around for years, its still relatively unknown to most people. When people hear the word coach, they typically think of a sports coach. Although there is one similarity - both types of coaches' roles are to inspire and to hold the "players" accountable - the method of delivery is quite different. Traditionally, the sports coach encourages by TELLING a player what to do and what is expected. Contrarily, the LIfe Coach ASKS, and so the results are ultimately arrived at by choice - which is the only way it "sticks".
Coaching principles state that all people have the resources within themsleves already to overcome any issue. The coach simply helps them identify their own strengths and, in turn, any stumbling blocks in order to finally overcome any issue and achieve sustainable happiness.
HOW IS COACHING DIFFERENT FROM COUNSELING?
Coaching is "future paced" and traditional counselling focuses on past experiences. Counselling has its place and is very much needed in order to help someone who may be stuck in a situation or belief pattern. However, once that understanding and awareness is unlocked and the client is ready take steps towards future health and happiness, that's where coaching comes in. But remember, coaching is all about you, so we never go anywhere you don't want to go. You're in charge the whole time
I am an Erickson College trained life coach, whose fast and effective coaching model is based on proven neurological science.
Erickson coaching is all about asking powerful, non-judgemental, open-ended questions, and then holding the space for a client to access their inner resourcefulness. It is a beautiful and transformational experience to be truly heard in life, and that's the basis of coaching.
How do I do that?
I use "level 3" listening. That's a level of listening where the coach isn't just listening for words spoken, but is listening for non-verbal communication like tone of voice, pitch, pace, etc.
During the coaching sessions, I use tools and techniques that create a "whole brain" experience for the client. It is important for people to be able to access their neo-cortex (where the imagination happens) in order to access new thought patterns.
A problem cannot be solved on the level it was created.
A good life coach facilitates the client's growth by ensuring their goals are "SMART" (specific, measureable, acheiveable, realistic and timely) by effectively asking open ended yet direct questions that may challenge the client's current "model of the world", and then the coach can quickly help the client identify areas where they are "blocked" by utiliziing effective listen skills.
It sounds like a simple principle to listen to someone, yet 99% of the time, when you're engaged in a conversation the other person is thinking about what they are going to say next, instead of really listening.
Truly being heard is a rare and powerful gift to receive!
The life coach inspires the client and facilitates forward positive movement by asking powerful, meaningful questions, focused on solutions, not past experiences.