A position of leadership is a position of responsibility, and authority. On some level we are all potential leaders. Leadership happens when we take 100% responsibility for our lives and live authentically. Living authentically means our personal authority will be evident by our behavior and others will follow when they see our values are in sync with our behavior. From another perspective, leaders are people who find or want others to look to them for vision, inspiration, direction, guidance, hope and trust. The trust of others is essential because that trust means they are allowing the leader to hold authority over them.
Coaching leaders or those aspiring to be leaders, involves enhancing communication skills, amplifying emotional intelligence, and developing skills for being at ease and responsive with turmoil that shows up within the organization, community or environment. Coaching facilitates a leaders authenticity and capacity to engage and inspire others. Coaching moves the leader to utilize their innate gift, talents and intuition to build rapport, confidence and joy in connection with others. By focusing on the leader’s values, and strengths the leader learns to ask for help around tasks that are not their forte. Some leaders are transactional and others who are more successful are transformational. Coaching is aimed at enhancing transformational leadership skills and at moving transactional leaders out of their comfort zone and into the transformational mindset.
Leaders come for coaching to create change, develop something new, reach a targeted goal, develop an idea, process, strategize, or navigate through some kind of transition. The coaching process is collaboratively designed with each individual.
All clients are seen as creative resourceful, whole and fully responsible for their lives. As the coach, I offer a variety of structures that clients can pick from or modify. Together we regularly assess the process and progress. Whenever need we redesign the partnership to better move towards the accomplishment of the client’s goals. Coaching activates and expands the client’s sense of personal authenticity, personal authority, and their capacity to show up in life 100% ready, willing and able to be present, receptive and responsive, in any moment to achieve the best outcomes.
The meeting structure and time frame are flexible and worked out with the client. Some clients meet weekly others every two or every three, four, five or six weeks. Scheduled meeting are via videoconference or phone.
The coaching process involves:
- Clarifying the vision, personal values and goals.
- Identifying personal values, life purpose, passions, and motivational factors.
- Acknowledging past successes, passions, and dreams.
- Exploring and embracing the client’s, innate-gifts, strengths and life purpose.
- Identifying past inhibitors or obstacles,
- Establishing the best alliance for communicating, connecting and creating accountability in the coaching process,
- Creating a short term and long term action plans,
- Enacting ways of engaging the client’s passion and enthusiasm for moving forward to accomplishment.
- From there a plan of action is negotiated with the client to move him or her to accomplishment. The meeting structure and time frame are flexible and worked out with the client.