In our fast paced, rapidly changing, technology driven world, I believe that coaching provides an opportunity to listen, to observe and to feel. The three are antecedents for purposeful action and embodying the life you want.
Our partnership is a quiet space for you to listen; to cut through the static of everyday life and hear your inner voice. It is a place for you to drop the cultural rhetoric and attend to your innate wisdom. As a listener you act in alignment with your purpose, values, and strengths. You stop listening to what you ‘should do’ and start listening to what is needed in the moment to be most effective and support your vitality.
Our partnership is a safe space for you to observe; to see your patterns of thought and action. It is a place for you to watch the attitudes, appetites and perspectives that drive your behavior. As an observer, your well-being is less susceptible to hijacking because you deliberately choose your response to events. You’re less reactive or resistant.
Our partnership is a space for you to feel; to access the information available in feelings—even if those feelings are uncomfortable. We neglect a lot of valuable data by not attending to our feelings and we underestimate their power. Neuroscience shows us that when a situation isn’t clear, we rely on our affect to guide our intentions. As a feeler, you recognize and integrate the information provided by your body and spirit. You act with more intention, optional motivation and awareness of others.
New clients often ask me, “What can I work on in coaching”? My answer is: whatever brings you alive or whatever has you stuck. Common coaching topics include:
- Focusing energy and clarifying your mission
- Growing as a leader
- Moving past fears or self-limiting beliefs
- Building executive presence by cultivating and sharing a leadership brand
- Career planning or transitioning – designing your dream job
- Understanding and utilizing strengths
- Self advocacy – taking ownership of your contributions
- Using a variety of influencing styles
- Deepening relationships
- Enhancing change leadership capabilities
- Appreciating and maximizing team dynamics
- Building resiliency