What is Coaching?
Coaching is a solution and goal-oriented conversational process. The focus is on you, your values, purpose, growth, motivation, aspirations, and success.
It is an effective method for discovering your inner dialogue, motivated goal achievement, self-development, and personal growth. You get the support you need to create and experience outstanding results.
The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as: “Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”
At c-momentum, we align with that and partner with you in a coaching relationship to support you all the way. We do this with a dual focus: What you do and who you are as you move towards your aspirations and goals, uncover your story and define your next steps.
Your coach will support, encourage and challenge you along the way. Additionally, your coach will always see your best self and magnificence, and never allow you to play small.
We ask: Who do you need to become to achieve what you want?
We all have unique personal strengths and competencies with limitations and blind spots generously sprinkled across our lives. Different people have different sets of values, goals and motives, and are triggered and moved by different things. Your passions may differ from mine, my shadow sides will differ from yours. Therefore, our coaching approach is tailored and custom made to your specific needs so that you can harness the energy that makes you thrive and be at your best; aligned with your sense of purpose.
When you work with a coach
A coach listens to you and helps you navigate through your inner narratives without judgement or prejudice. You will have help to uncover and sort through what is true for you and what is no longer working. Coaching supports you in taking the next steps to get you from where you are to where, and whom, you want to be.
You learn about your blind spots, triggers and shadow sides and gain a better understanding of how you interact with others. Through learning practices to become more self-aware, you learn to navigate your day-to-day interactions in better, more constructive ways. Our coaches are candid, honest and courageous. We always have your fulfillment, conscious choice and presence at heart as you move through transitions and transformations in your life and at work. Our approach is strength based and therefore your values and talents will always play a major part.
You will expand your repertoire through applying and experimenting with different mental models. When you try out new behaviors, attitudes and roles you increase your self- and social awareness. You gain a better understanding of your conscious and unconscious impact.
Your coach supports you
Your coach helps you notice when your actions, values and mindsets are not aligned so that you can correct course. Likewise, if there is a misalignment between aspirations and actions, you will have structures that aid you along the way.
Coaching offers a safe place to uncover glitches that get in the way of creating momentum. You are supported and reminded of who you are at your best. On those high-pressure days when nothing works and you feel like you are failing, that is invaluable. When you fall back into old habits your coach will hold your belay. Furthermore, they will help you gain insights from the challenges you face.
Uncover the habits that keep you stuck and prevent you from moving forward. Create and implement new habits that support you on your path.
Failures are stepping stones to success. You will discover how you can use failures as ways to gain insight and improve. Through ongoing coaching, you learn to see what we often call failure as necessary steps towards success.
You will learn and apply new skills and competencies that are as useful in your personal life as in your professional life. By increasing constructive interactions and systems awareness you shift your focus from “who does what to whom” to “what is wanting to happen”, or “what is the need”. This helps you gain awareness of the systems you are in and be better prepared to handle challenges, manage conflicts and increase healthy team dynamics and interactions. You are supported and coached on how to step into courageous leadership and build confidence in all areas of your life.
Through the support of ongoing coaching, you move from the land of good ideas and intentions into practical applications and actions targeted to fit your aspirations, goals, and ways of being.
In short, coaching creates self-awareness, social-awareness, and systems-awareness. Coaching helps you increase your self-esteem and step into leadership at work and in life so that you become who you always wanted to be.
Oh…! And did we also mention that working with a coach is really fun and probably one of the better investments you can make in yourself?
Would you like to learn more about how coaching works and try it out for yourself?
Schedule a complimentary session to experience coaching and find out if this is for you at this time in your life and career.
Leni is a kick-ass coach who will create momentum to any situation you are in. You are in such good hands. Let them serve you.
Mai Vu | World Class Coach & former CTI Faculty Member