Some key ideas about Co-active Coaching
- a way to address personal and professional challenges;
- an ongoing way to make changes;
- a way to track your whole life;
- a way to be and do what’s important to you;
- a way to keep things in a balance;
- a process for having perspective on your life;
- a way to create a life you love;
- a way to create a life that works, no matter what the challenges.
Four cornerstones of co-active coaching:
- Assumption that the client is naturally creative, resourceful and whole;
- Coaching addresses the client’s whole life;
- The agenda comes from the client;
- The relationship is a designed alliance; the effectiveness comes from the relationship created between the client and the coach.
Two goals of co-active coaching:
- To deepen the learning;
- To forward the action.
Some good things to keep in mind:
- Coaching happens over time; it includes ups and downs, fast changes, slow doldrums and plateaus;
- The work happens mainly inbetween coaching calls;
- “Failure” fits right into the process – learning comes from everything.
Three key components:
Now, back to Services.
- Fulfillment: living a life of purpose, of reaching your potential, of filling the heart and soul; it’s an intensely personal definition; we get at it through identifying values and honoring them;
- Balance: caring for your whole life, not just certain areas; it’s about saying “yes” to some things, “no” to others; it’s a fluid state, always in motion and we see it best over the long haul;
- Process: we’re always in the process of our lives; the coach notices the process, points out, encourages, supports, celebrates, provides companionship - helps the client be actively engaged with whatever is happening.