What is Coaching?
In whatever area of life you are contemplating change, it is important that the changes you wish to make can be sustained long term. You may want to reach new goals or improve performance or simply improve your relationships. You may be unsure of which career path to take and would like some assistance in making the best choice.
It is highly desirable that whether the change is emotional, cognitive or behavioural in nature, that you are able to sustain the changes you wish to make.
This is where coaching comes in. Your most adverse opponent to achieving success for your desired outcome is your subconscious mind and the core beliefs that lurk in that region ready to sabotage your efforts.
One of the most beneficial aspects of coaching is in being guided to identify these subconscious blocks to your success. The next phase involves learning how to overcome them.
The Role of Your Coaching Consultant
Coaching is also a way of learning how to maximise your performance whether at work or on a more personal level or relational level. Both you and your coaching consultant work together collaboratively towards your desired outcome. Your consultant is there to guide you and act as mentor and may even take a counselling role if that is applicable to achieving your desired outcome.
In a similar manner to counselling, it is your consultant's role to ask the right questions and be more facilitative in your process rather than simply telling you what to do.
Jo Dispenza writes about "how we unconsciously live by a set of memorized behaviors, thoughts, and emotional reactions, all running like computer programs behind the scenes of our conscious awareness. That’s why it is not enough to “think positive,” because most of who we are might reside subconsciously as negativity in the body."
Dispenza, Joe (2012-02-15). Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One (p. xxi). Hay House. Kindle Edition.
Joe Dispenza proposes that "quite simply, our routine, known thoughts and feelings perpetuate the same state of being, which creates the same behaviors, and creates the same reality. So if we want to change some aspect of our reality, we have to think, feel, and act in new ways; we have to “be” different in terms of our responses to experiences. We have to “become” someone else. We have to create a new state of mind … we need to observe a new outcome with that new mind."
Dispenza, Joe (2012-02-15). Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One (p. 22). Hay House. Kindle Edition.