First things first
What is Coaching?
How three words guide our practice
Our principles originate from many sources, but can be summed up in three words: Awareness, Alignment, and Action. By applying open-hearted awareness, aligning our objectives with our deeply-held values, and taking skillful action, we minimize internal conflict and move toward our goals with a rich sense of integrity.
While the model is just a map, the map is not the territory. That territory is within each of us. But an articulated approach creates a sense of safety that can return the client back to themselves. It highlights areas of stuckness, offers alternate routes, and amplifies the experiences of connection, integration and personal power.
What lies beneath the idea that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence? Is it that we spend more time thinking about how things should, could or would be? What if the grass just grows greener on the side you water? Do you know what you are watering? Do you like what is growing and where?
Then Goldilocks said to herself, “This one is too hot. This one is too cold. Ahhhh, this one is just right.” Now imagine you are the master engineer of a sound control board. How can you adjust the sliders, dials, and buttons to mix your human experience so that it is “just right, for you?”
Thich Nhat Hann said, “To know and not to act is to not know.” Why do our actions so often subvert the heart’s wisdom? And how can we stop causing ourselves such unnecessary suffering? The answers lie in the practice of being accountable for ourselves, staying curious, being grateful, and taking skillful action.
Begin where you are.
Decide where you want to go.
Be led by what you learn.