Now, back to the question. What methodology do I use? This is how I answered the question.
While I've not been able to come up with a clever sounding title, my approach to coaching is to increase a client's awareness. That sounds sort of vague and “fluffy”. Since I try to avoid both vague and fluffy, let me explain.
In my experience, most people, regardless of how they define success and how much of it they have enjoyed, are profoundly unaware of:
- Their basic values
- Their passions
- How their underlying beliefs and attitudes affect their chances for success
- How these same beliefs and attitudes have limited their success so far
- And the impact of their subconscious, acting in its capacity as a protective mechanism, on their lives
You'll notice that, at their heart, these are really “why” type questions (coaches are notorious for these, are we not?). This is where many of my clients wind up doing a significant amount of work during the coaching relationship. I use and teach specific tools and techniques to help them through what many people consider the least comfortable part of the process. It's after this that the “how” and “what” become not only easier to see, but far less tedious (or even enjoyable).
I hope this answers your question without being too long.
Thanks, again, for your comments.
A good portion of what you'll read on this blog reflects that approach. I really believe that for most of us, being more aware of why we do what we do, why we want what (often think) we want and why we haven't achieved more than we have will bring us much close to achieving our goals than focusing so much on "how" and "what." After dealing with the "why" questions, the others are easy.
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