Holistic Professional Coaching
individuals have goals and aspirations. These goals and aspirations
are particular to each one of us. They are based on our unique
perspective of the world around us and our place in that world. Often a
review of our goals is necessary in order to see if we are achieving
them while on the path that we have set for ourselves.
time we sometimes may determine that our objectives or interests have
possibly shifted or changed. We may even discover that our original
goals are no longer relevant or that we may not have had appropriate
goals for ourselves all the while. We find that we need to reassess our
goals in order to gain fulfillment and success. Sometimes an
individual may discover that he or she has to begin setting goals, where
none had been before.
Professional Coaching empowers the client by awakening the knowledge
that he or she is equipped with the proper tools to draw a road map to
change. It assists the client in attaining those goals that are
specific to that client's unique life. It reinforces the client's
ability to listen to his or her inner voice.
individual may seek to address personal goals, career goals, health
goals, creative goals, or spiritual goals. They may look to set
specific financial goals, educational goals, artistic goals, or even
dating goals. They may need assistance in putting in place conflict
resolution goals or empowerment goals. They may, at times, need to
reaffirm certain goals that have long been in place. Holistic
Professional Coaching assists the client in transporting himself or
herself from where they are; to where they want to be.
individuals have unique strengths, specific talents, personal goals, and
private ambitions. Unfortunately, not
everyone is aware of these gifts which they possess. Therefore, uncovering them may, at times, seem a daunting task.
some, clarity and forward movement, the keys needed to unlock the door to these
gifts, often seems to elude them. For
others, the ability to effect positive change in their lives, critical to
living the life one is meant to live, seems too impossible a task to overcome. However,
it is exactly through unlocking these gifts that we bring meaning and purpose
to our lives. It is the task of the Life-Journey Coach to facilitate a self-directed journey
toward the discovery and implementation of these varied gifts.
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Positive Psychology Coaching
The way to approach the pursuit of well-being should be inherent in everyone. However, this is not always the case. Far too often individuals, and society as a whole, tend to notice and then focus on the negative. Shortcomings and deficits are searched for and quickly pointed out.
Once discovered, the emphasis is then placed on alleviating or "correcting" those shortcomings and deficits. Thus, we find that all our energy is expended on these endeavors. Very little, or no time at all, is spent on developing and promoting human strengths and potential.
Positive Psychology Coaching however, emphasizes the virtues and strengths which enable both the individual and society to thrive. It provides the individual with the correct tools to proceed effectively down this positive path.Through understanding and then applying, positive, adaptive, creative, and emotionally fulfilling aspects of human behavior; optimal functioning emerges. Optimal functioning in turn, brings about authentic happiness. The benefits of this authentic happiness have proved significant. They effectively bring about first, the realization of, and then, the actualization of goals when on the path to greater well-being.
Addiction Recovery Coaching
Recovery of any kind is a life-long journey toward
well-being. It requires both a long-term commitment and the
understanding that personal responsibility is crucial. In other words, one's behavior is pivotal to success.
Therefore, imperative to sobriety, are lifestyle changes. Gaining new life skills and
incorporating those skills into a new vision for one's future must be paramount. Developing effective strategies
to maintain sobriety must also be involved. In addition, current strengths are utilized in order
to reach future goals.
Although addiction recovery is
self-directed, it is guided by the Recovery Coach who supports this positive change. The Recovery Coach can address all stages of the addiction recovery process. Together, with the Recovery Coach, the client can envision and then map out effective avenues for sobriety.
Creative and Expressive Arts Mentoring
act is an act of creation. If we start with this premise, what follows logically is that all individuals have creative potential. It
may however, only manifest itself in some individuals. Therefore, that
capability of creative thought and originality, that is present in all
of us, often must be cultivated in order to blossom.
individuals may feel they need assistance with bringing their "inward" work to the surface. Others may find they need assistance in
discovering a creative outlet altogether. Still, others may want to
explore different creative expressions. Finally, there are those
individuals who find the very process of artistic creativity to be
Creative and Expressive Arts Mentoring provides the client with the ability to harness his or
her creativity. That harnessing of creativity is allowed to unfold in a
safe and non-judgmental way. Whether the medium is literary,
performing, or arts and design; the client is guided through the process
of learning to think broadly and to problem solve. The client can
discover who he or she most deeply is and what his or her life is trying
to become. Thus, as the client works through this creative process; he
or she can achieve his or her goals both in art and by extension in