One of my clients shared this with me. She told a close friend that she was seeing a coach and this was the friend's reaction.
It was a great way to start our session, as it allowed us to once more look into her process and actually talk about the question, why does she see a coach?
Her answer was clear: I love to learn and grow, and I really want to learn more about myself. I want to understand why I act as I do, what influences my behaviour and how I can change things which I feel are not helpful.
I want to live a free life, not worrying about what others think of me all the time. I want to get rid of my perfectionism, and accept myself for who I am.
I want to find out if I am in the right job, in the right environment and how I can open up to get to know more people.
Quite a list....
Once the goal has been defined, we identified the underlying ideas and beliefs my client has about herself. This is the most important step in the coaching process.
We discuss questions such as...
What are your beliefs and ideas about yourself?
Where do they come from?
How do you talk to yourself?
Negative self-talk is the most impactful saboteur. This act of sabotage feeds our beliefs, and informs our actions. Once we have gained clarity of what is going on in the mind, we can slowly transform those negative patterns, and say good bye to those limiting beliefs.
Growth only happens once limits are either removed or expanded, there is no other way. It is an intense process.
I make sure that you feel safe, understood and that we also have some fun while we dig deep into your mind, shaping your vision of your authentic life.
Let me know what you think, and get in touch to learn more about coaching, me, and what coaching could do for you.