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Coaching

COACHING

Coaching psychology is a science. Its aim is human flourishing. I have listed some bodies of knowledge below that it pulls from to create the practice of coaching. I also describe how our company embodies this knowledge. 

 

  1. Appreciative inquire philosophy- Our environment provides positive energy, positive conversations; positive questions and reflections; positive anticipation of the future, and positive attention to the present. 
     

  2. Positive psychology - We harness strengths, not weaknesses, and focus on what's already working. 
     

  3. Transtheoretical Change model (TTM) – This involves a readiness scale. You tell us where you are, and we meet you there. 
     

  4. Flow theory – When we are in the "zone" (of communication) - an intuitive, relational flow emerges. There is magic in a vibe that flows. 
     

  5. Humanistic psychology – We recognize you as being "whole" and not broken.
     

  6. Motivational Interviewing – A communication style that appreciates and thrives on harnessing intrinsic motivation. Your personal passions and interests design the direction.  
     

  7. Neuroplasticity – The process that the brain undergoes during growth, adaptation, and change. Our process ignites neuroplasticity.  
     

  8. Non-violent communication – We find the messages hidden behind emotions, identify the unmet needs, and meet them. 
     

  9. Emotional Intelligence – We are entuned and empathic during our interactions. We embody the experience. 
     

  10. Design thinking- We brainstorm and co-create the blueprint that will build your life on solid ground. 
     

  11. Adult learning Theory – We are mindful that life is not a one size fits all phenomenon. We find what works for you. 
     

  12. Self-determination Theory - We strive for your highest level of motivation and engagement. This is the end game!

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The Lotus emerges from dark muddy waters – The “past” is the way.

Difference between THERAPY and COACHING

People often need clarity on the significant differences between a Coach and a Therapist. Although there is some overlapping, there are a few notable differences. 

 

Therapist-

  • Treat diagnosable mental disorders  

  • Work with clients in psychological distress/emotional traumas/childhood issues.

  • Manage mental health conditions and dysfunctional mental patterns. 

  • Focus on healing the past, to improve functioning in the present.

  • Can receive referrals from other professional disciplines to see clients.
     

                   

“Clients are BEING PREPARED for change.”
 

Coaches – 

  • Do not diagnose or prescribe. 

  • Do not focus on improving clinically diagnosed conditions, such as clinical depression.

  • Are present & future-focused 

  • Only see clients that self-initiate the relationship in search of specific, actionable outcomes.  
     

“Clients are READY for change.”

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