What is Coaching?
Coaching focuses on setting goals, creating outcomes and managing change. It supports personal and professional growth based on self-initiated change in pursuit of set goals, dreams and desires. Coaching is a promise you make to yourself to extract the best life has to offer. Coaching has been proven to work when the client is willing to grow and when there is an obvious gap between where the client is and where he or she wants to be. A life coach is for anyone who wants to make a positive change in their life. Coaching (unlike consulting or therapy) is a co-creative journey and relationship, wherein the client and coach identify, collaborate and work on achieving desired personal and or professional goals. Coaching focuses largely on the present and future of what the client desires in their life. It is deeply rooted in the belief that every person is whole and complete as well as naturally creative, and resourceful when it comes to them and their life. Through coaching, you will experience breakthroughs, bust through limiting beliefs and cultivate powerful skills for every area of your life. A coaching relationship creates clarity, moves the client into action and accelerated their progress by providing greater focus and awareness of choice. Coaching is the single most powerful, methodical system ever devised for releasing individual human potential.
What role does a Professional (or Life) Coach play?
A professional coach is there to take you from where you are to where you want to be. A life coach offers support, accountability and structure as the client and the coach explore and execute client-generated strategies and solutions to make the forward movement. During and around the coaching sessions, a coach will go over and beyond not only to hold the client accountable to their goals and results but also to do whatever it takes to assist them in making their dreams become a reality. Using weekly strategies, reflective exercises or tools and techniques, a professional coach is able to empower the client to unlocking their potential enabling them to take their lives to the next level. At the same time, it is equally important to understand that, a coach will not be providing you with any ‘magic answers’ or ‘magic pills’ to transform you overnight nor will they be solving your ‘problems’. Your coach is not in a position to give you direct answers or to tell you what to do. The purpose of a coach is to support the client in making new decisions, creating new perspectives to their situation and about practicing new ways to respond to them. Every solution comes from you, the client and a coach will often act as a sounding board and guide you as you navigate through your own answers and solutions.
What do I do as a Leap Ahead coach?
As a Leap Ahead Coach, I work with positive middle age introvert people, both men and women, who believe that they can design their future and want to seek an aspect of their life from a different perspective so that they can experience a different result. Why introverts? Because, I am an introvert too! And, I can help introverts to start saying “Yes” to themselves and their human potential and to the person they know they can be! The people that I work with are the people who want to live their dreams, transcend beyond their limiting fears, indecisiveness and beliefs, and accomplish their goals around finding purpose and living a fulfilling lifestyle. These are the people for whom there is something going on under the surface that when recognized and worked upon will make them super super successful, in their personal and professional lives. Often, these are the people who also have a strong underlying belief that there is something that’s actually holding them back from their own goals, dreams and results. As their coach, I help such people to be aware of their excuses or beliefs and sidestep them to get a perspective on what they really want and to re-imagine life the way they would want to. I support people make that forward movement with their deeper desires and to live life at their fullest potential. I help people connect with their deeper self – the innate intelligence that is already inside us, shatter limiting beliefs and principles and develop new habits to create the results they need. With every client and coaching relationship, I promise to show up fully and pledge my authenticity, commitment, respect and privacy. I work from the principle of No BSJSG, which literally means No Blame, No Shame, No Judgement, No Stigma and No Guilt!
How are my Complimentary Coaching Sessions conducted?
The complimentary leap ahead coaching sessions are typically conducted over Skype/phone and they last for about an hour. I believe the best way to understand coaching is to experience it first-hand. The session will only focus on something that is important to you. During our session, my goal is to provide you with some real value and to give you a better understanding of what coaching is and how it works. I will also be learning as much as I can about you and your situation so I can determine if you could benefit from coaching. Remember, while I am a pro at coaching, I have never dealt with anyone exactly like you before. You and I are on a unique journey together, and I will be learning new things along the way. To schedule your complimentary leap ahead coaching session, please contact me.