The Finale – Do the Hustle

As the end of the program draws to a close, I inevitably fall into the motion of leaving that comfortable space of a learner to a ….. ???? ….. ok, a graduate. It reminds me of when I completed by Biomedical Science Degree, and I was eager to fly the nest. I was an enthusiastContinue reading “The Finale – Do the Hustle”

Coaching Models and mine…

I am sure, just like I have, you would have experienced that situation where you have talked to a person (or persons) numerous times about an issue, and whilst you feel relieved in sharing the burdensome story, you are back to square one, just like a boat afloat on still waters, without its oars? Repetitive,Continue reading “Coaching Models and mine…”

Creativity in Coaching

I’ve been known to be trigger happy with my creative ideas, infamously known amongst my friends as someone who never shies away from the challenge of turning ideas into reality (no matter how crazy they sound). Though I must admit, not always successfully, not always on point, not always sustainably. My motto was always “CubaContinue reading “Creativity in Coaching”

What’s Brewing? T.E.A.

I recently bumped into a friend who was struggling to increase her social media presence as an artist. No matter what she was doing, she simply wasn’t getting the traction that was needed. In addition, she decided to quit full-time employment, to fully focus on being an independent artist. I’ve known her a couple yearsContinue reading “What’s Brewing? T.E.A.”

FLOW5 CORE – Focus and The Wheel of Life

Remember the story of Ms. Focus a couple of blogs ago, well, she has been keeping busy with checking off that many things-to-do-list, seemingly enthusiastic about running around all those errands and completing her daily tasks. She was starting to realize was though she was busy, it was getting more difficult for her to goContinue reading “FLOW5 CORE – Focus and The Wheel of Life”

FLOW5 CORE – Clarify Needs and Catalyze Focus

~ Our Needs and Drivers ~ As soon as I graduated, one of my first few jobs was in Sales & Marketing. I discovered quite early on, that no matter what the range of products and services that I had, if I couldn’t uncover the needs of the customer, my sales goals were cold storageContinue reading “FLOW5 CORE – Clarify Needs and Catalyze Focus”

FLOW5 C.O.A.C.H. Process

One of my mantras in life has always been go with the flow as I believe that there is a higher intervention to the continuum of events called life. Of course, it doesn’t mean that one accepts everything that comes their way, and completely surrender to fate helpless. In coaching, now that we have understoodContinue reading “FLOW5 C.O.A.C.H. Process”

Cultivates Trust and Safety

This caught my eye, the change from the previous competency of Establishes Trust and Intimacy to Cultivates Trust and Safety. I felt that the dynamics moved from a more authoritative approach of client-centricity towards a more nurturing and supportive tangent to the coaching process. Perhaps the quote below best illustrates how I see it. “YourContinue reading “Cultivates Trust and Safety”

Establishes and Maintains Agreements

“Putting first things first means organizing and executing around your most important priorities. It is living and being driven by the principles you value most, not by the agendas and forces surrounding you.” ~ DR. STEPHEN R. COVEY (from Habit 3: Put First Things First) As coaches (and the coachee), we may want to directly jumpContinue reading “Establishes and Maintains Agreements”

Facilitates Client Growth

As part of the final part of the ICF Coaching process i.e. cultivates learning & growth, the final core competency of the coaching intervention is facilitates client growth. This rings a bell on a certain quote that I come by often ~ “Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.” ― Theodore Roosevelt . AfterContinue reading “Facilitates Client Growth”