Transformational Bliss

I want to share with you all one of my favorite definitions of what Life Coaching is about. This definition comes from the book Co-Active Coaching the second edition, and is associated with the school CTI The Coaches Training Institute. Here we go...

"In our view coaching is not about solving problems, although problems will be solved. It is not primarily about improving performance, attaining goals, or achieving results, although all of that will certainly happen an effective coaching relationship. We believe that coaching is chiefly about discovery, awareness, and choice. It is a way of effectively empowering people to find their own answers, encouraging and supporting them on the path as they continue to make important choices.

"Coaching is a form of conversation with unspoken ground rules regarding certain qualities that must be present: respect, openness, compassion, empathy, and a rigorous commitment to speaking the truth. 

" In our view, coaching is a way of being in relationship and being in conversation that might be unique in human history. 

" A coach is someone who cares that people create what they say they want, that they follow through when they choose. The coach is there to hold people accountable and keep them moving forward toward their dreams and goals."

And in my own words, I believe that coaching is about....spaciousness, openness, fluidity, expansion, envisioning dreams and putting wings to those dreams...

The Coach is just a spring board for the client to soar higher and higher from one goal to the next.. Coaching is about empowerment, inspiration, accountability, faith, intuition, courage, and joy.



© Rocky Suzanne Patten 2012