What is coaching?
Thomas Leonard, an American financial planner, is generally acknowledged as the first person to develop coaching as a profession in the 1980s and the history of life coaching today really starts with him. Leonard observed that his clients wanted more from him than just the usual advice on investing and maintaining their financial wealth. They wanted help organizing their lives while creating a compelling future.
The life coaching metaphor also draws inspiration from the practice of sports coaching. Timothy Gallwey’s book the Inner Game of Tennis (1974) has been widely cited as a significant influence in the development of coaching (Brock 2008, O’Connor and Lages 2007).
Gallwey talks about how in the game of tennis, the opponent on the other side of the net isn’t the only one working against you. You also have an inner opponent, or inner critic, which takes the form of your ego-mind. This is the voice that judges, criticizes and second guesses your every move. Instead of being your ally, it actually hampers you. A part of you self-sabotaging your own desires. This usually is associated to one’s fears that arise when we imagine shining brighthly in the world.
Marianne Williamson puts it so eloquently! ” Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
A coach is that ally who helps so see your blinds spots. A effective coach has usually had to overcome some major obstacles. A coach can relates to the struggle an individual is having which makes him/her empathetic and emotionally intelligent. A coach supports you in looking at your present situation from place where you are less judgemental and more as an observer of one’s self.
My Coaching Approach
My approach is based on working from within. Our outer reality is a reflection of what we are experiencing within. Change your perception about yourself and the world and your life will reflect that change. We spend so much energy trying to control the external world which is impossible to do. Raising awareness when behaviors, habits and language are conflicting with our desired outcome, instead we will create congruency with who you are and the life you desire.
Creating new habits and rituals will help support your new vision. Learning to be more at ease with uncertainty so you can grow and expand your comfort zone.
It is easy to overlook all of the things that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It is not just the food we eat, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity and a spiritual awareness are essential forms of nourishment.
As a client of my coaching program, you will:
• Identify your WHY?
• Increase your ability to live in the moment
• Develop a growth mindset and live well with uncertainty
• Increase your energy levels and feel great in your body
• Develop awareness of one’s patterns and limiting beliefs
• Identify conflicting beliefs and desires
• Improve personal relationships
• Develop authentic confidence
• Enjoy two 60-minute sessions per month
• Receive email support between sessions if needed
• Receive handouts and tools to expand your knowledge
• My personal commitment to your health and success