Everyday, I have the privilege of working with people who trust and confide in me, as their confidential sounding board, discussing matters that are of their highest priority.
As a professional coach, there is an art, science and practice required to be able to hold a clear space for the client to fully show up in, and be real. This creates a safe space for deep listening to occur, so that the client can then hear, feel and sense insights with new awareness.
Many of my clients tell me they are feeling overwhelmed from information overload. Yes, knowledge is important, yet I find that many of us have become information gatherers and not able to process this for effective application. This is where overwhelm, anxiety and comparison can kick in. In fact, everyone processes differently and it is important to get to know what works best for you so that you can effectively live and work in your zone.
That’s why I love transformational coaching v’s transactional coaching.
It certainly has changed my personal and professional life for the better, which is why I believe in this work at the core of my being. There is nothing more powerful than ‘real life experiences’.
This is where transformational coaching is so much more powerful in the long run. My clients always walk away knowing exactly what next steps are right for them based on where they stand now. They create momentum in trusting their own inner mentor, connecting with their natural resourcefulness.
I often hear my clients say how surprised they are about the spectrum of insights they gain inside a 60-minute coaching conversation. Due to this, they gain greater clarity with simplicity and ease. They walk away feeling a sense of ‘lightness’, knowing who they are and what their next steps are, because of these new insights.
After a coaching session last week with the State Manager of an Engineering Organisation, I asked this question.
“How would you describe your experience in working with me?”
Her response was …
“What comes to mind straight away is an image. It is like hand holding your feelings because we have so many people hand holding our minds through training courses, university, corporate institutions, corporate lunches etc. We have all this stuff in our head, and the coaching is like awakening the spiritual, emotional and personal part of you. Including the core aspirations of what you want to do with your life.
I would say that it helps to awaken that deeper part of you, and then to connect in between, in a way that you don’t have to go and live in a tee pee in the middle of the forest. You can still be a corporate jet setter with a lot more depth and awareness, and with a lot less pain physically, emotionally and spiritually.
I would also say that it is like an awakening of the self in the depth of your being – then seeing how the two (mind and body-soul) interplay – being in alignment – in harmony – rather than competing or one trying to shut down the other.”
I then asked her…
“What type of coach do you refer me as to your colleagues?”
“I have referred you mainly as a Transformation Coach – Life Transformation.”
There are times, depending on who I am speaking with, I do say you are an Executive Coach as they tend to understand this term; yet I feel that does not come close to what I experience from working with you. Without sounding too ‘out there’, I am going to use the word ‘Awakening’ Who you really are. Authenticity comes to mind. Leading you towards knowing yourself and actually being an authentic leader.”
I absolutely love my life’s work and especially feel humbled with the variety of subjects that arise inside of the client’s agenda. Yes, my client’s bring their own agenda to each coaching conversation so they can focus in and get the maximum results out of their allocated coaching sessions. This helps to gain clarity so that the client can get straight to the core of what’s really important and what they want to achieve inside each coaching conversation.
If you feel I am speaking to you and there is something that truly resonates with you, or you may be curious about how transformational coaching can take you from where you are now to where you want to be in your personal and professional life, please contact me directly for a consultation.