Primary Goals, Life & Leadership Coaching


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  • notion of navigation – Fighting opposing winds in life is a nightmare. The world is multi-dimensional. To change directions, change one’s altitude. Do that by letting go of ballast. (habits, certainties, paradigms, default ways of being, unexamined assumptions, and FEARS)Ballast: Habits, certainties, convictions, paradigms,  Explore different ways to think, believe, behave, relate What altitude to take or what ballast to drop? Do you want to go very fast in the wrong direction, or slowly in the right direction? Most renewable resource we have is our own ideas and potential.
  • Primary Goals, Life & Leadership Coaching

    1. 1. Primary GoalsLife & Leadership Coaching<br />
    2. 2. Outline<br />What is coaching?<br />Who works with a coach?<br />Why work with a coach?<br />Benefits<br />Referrals<br />
    3. 3. Life & Leadership Coaching is NOT…<br />… telling you what to do<br />… a “guru” with the answers.<br />
    4. 4. Coaching Is…<br />“Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”<br />
    5. 5. Life & Leadership Coaching<br />It’s a relationship built on trust using tools and structures<br />To let go of habits and default behaviors that delay the achievement ofPrimary Goals.<br />
    6. 6. Who Works With a Coach?<br />People who are committed to a fundamental change in their lives or the life of their company.<br />People who already know what coaching is, and have personally experienced the benefits.<br />People who are referred by a personal contact they trust.<br />
    7. 7. Sample Sessions<br />What are they<br />Why I do them<br />My commitments<br />
    8. 8. Why Hire A Coach?<br />Fighting opposing winds in life is a nightmare. <br />The world is multi-dimensional. <br />To change directions, change one’s altitude. <br />Do that by letting go of ballast. (habits, certainties, paradigms, default ways of being, unexamined assumptions, and FEARS)<br />Source: Bertrand piccard,<br />
    9. 9. Benefits of Life Coaching<br />Greater awareness of choices that support the client’s objective.<br />Ability to create, rather than merely react to changes in one’s environment and circumstances.<br />Improved relationships with friends, family, coworkers, and loved ones.<br />Greater control over one’s personal well being.<br />
    10. 10. Life Coaching<br />
    11. 11. Listening for Life Coaching Referrals<br />I am dissatisfied with my current job.<br />I am looking to change careers.<br />I’m not sure what I want to do with my life. <br />I keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again.<br />I need to make some changes in my life.<br />I just can’t seem to get noticed.<br />
    12. 12. Benefits of Leadership Coaching<br />Increased ability to influence groups and teams.<br />Greater success with significant organizational change-efforts.<br />Improved cross-functional communication in complex organizations.<br />
    13. 13. Leadership Coaching<br />
    14. 14. Leadership Coaching Referrals<br />So-and-so just quit. That’s 2 this month.<br />There is no way to win here.<br />I just inherited a new team.<br />I am pulled in too many directions at work.<br />My workplace is completely dysfunctional.<br />We are experiencing significant growing pains.<br />We avoid conflict like the plague.<br />Nobody wants to be accountable for making a decision around here.<br />
    15. 15. Not the Right Referral?<br />I’ll help your referral find the right coach.<br />
    16. 16. Theory of Practice – Foundation<br />Passion:Being excited about what you do, so that it can sustain your livelihood and health.<br />Purpose:Being focused on the reasons you do what you do, well beyond merely paying your bills.<br />Potential:Learning and growth as a way of being.<br />
    17. 17. Theory of Practice - Lenses<br />Play: How is success recognized and celebrated? How do you recharge? Where in life do you find joy?<br />Relationships: What are your strengths and blind-spots as you relate to family and friends, peers, supervisors, and subordinates? How does your relationship style serve you, and how does it limit you?<br />Creativity: Where in life do you find your greatest self-expression? Who would you be if you had with greater access to your power to create your life, rather than merely responding to it?<br />Teaching: How and where are you sharing your gifts, skills, and talents with others? What is the role of service in your life?<br />Learning: How do you adapt to ever increasing rates of change? What new skills would most increase your resilience? What old skills might be holding you back? What would change if you embraced learning as a way of being?<br />
    18. 18. Theory of Practice - Benefits<br />Fulfillment & Joy<br />Happiness<br />Intimacy<br />Growth<br />Wealth<br />
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    20. 20. Questions?<br />Primary GoalsLife & Leadership Coaching<br />