Life coaching is not so much about external achievement, although that could certainly be an outcome, as it is internal balance and awareness of who you are, where you are, and how you want to live.
“Coaching” is a familiar profession for many people, although there are many different styles and schools of thought. For our purposes, Coaching is defined as: “A powerful alliance designed to forward and enhance the lifelong process of human learning, effectiveness, and fulfillment.”
Co-Active Coaching Model
I was trained at The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) in San Rafael, California. I received my Certification in 1998, with the designation CPCC (Certified Professional Co-Active Coach). The “Co-Active” Coaching Model is described as follows:
“The term co-active refers to the fundamental nature of a coaching relationship in which the coach and client are active collaborators. In co-active coaching, this relationship is an alliance between two equals for the purpose of meeting the client’s needs.”
The Four Cornerstones of Co-Active Coaching are:
- The client is naturally creative, resourceful, and whole.
- Co-active coaching addresses the client’s whole life.
- The agenda comes from the client.
- The relationship is a designed alliance.
My belief is that you, as the client, have all the answers you are seeking. Nothing is wrong, or broken, there is no need to “fix” you.
Together, through inquiry, discussion, fieldwork and other tools, I will help you answer your questions, clarify areas that seem murky or uncertain, and empower you to trust the wisdom and guidance you already possess.
For instance, your life may be negatively influenced by some old stories about who you are and what you deserve. We can discover what these stories are, and how you can change them. See the page on The Importance of Our Stories for more information.
Kathleen has a gift for gently guiding and inspiring you to navigate life changes with grace and confidence! A passion for living her best life is reflected in her deeply grounded understanding of the stories that hold us back and her keen insight into helping us move beyond them. She is a jewel. Diane C.