Coaching is a method of reaching your goals in life. A good coach helps you develop the skills to pursue the things in life that will bring you the experiences, feelings, and things you want in life. There are many approaches to coaching. Some focus on setting very specific goals, others on self-knowledge and expression. Others use a more open-ended approach, helping you find your way of dealing with issues. Finding the approach that works best for you will help you live the life you want more quickly.
My approach emphasizes four pillars of Coaching:
The Five Elements
Self care, oddly enough, means taking care of yourself. It consists of getting enough sleep, and nourishment, but also enough positive, upbeat experiences to keep your mental health to be strong.
Boundaries are how we separate our stuff (thoughts, feelings, responsibilities, belongings, etc.) from others. Strong boundaries allow you to give freely from a happy spirit while making sure you also take care of yourself. Poor boundaries leave you worried over things you can’t control, feeling controlled by others and unappreciated. Boundaries with yourself allow you to accomplish your goals with a sense of purpose without feeling the need to beat yourself up.
Boundaries are central to any successful change in your life.
The Five Elements
The Five Elements are a construct used in Chinese medicine to look at the world and health. They help define how different systems work together and contribute both to health and illness. Using the outline of The Five Elements can help you approach your goals in a unique, effective way.
Principles in project management are used to organize huge projects, such as building giant buildings or infrastructures, into measurable pieces. I use a version of it for the “down and dirty” part of moving towards your goals. We work on breaking down a goal into steps, and bringing the resources together to accomplish your task.Learning to set your boundaries around your goal (“set project scope”), allocating resources, and setting up what must be accomplished before you can get to your main goal are all steps we use in the Project Management part of coaching.
–If you feel you have a lot of chaos in your life;
–If you have a problem you just can’t seem to solve;
–If you feel worn out and taken advantage of, and want to change the dynamics of your life;
I want to help.