Life Coaching involves working with clients who want an objective, non-judgmental partner to help them improve, evolve, and enhance their lives. The coaching process is very collaborative, co-creative and supportive.
We (coach & client) are like partners, our purpose being to focus solely on your interests, challenges, and goals.
Together we work to:
• Identify limiting patterns & beliefs
• Expand awareness
• Investigate false thinking
• Reveal choices
• Broaden perspective
• Learn to take ownership of one’s experiences
• Create an action plan
• Create a process of accountability
Life coaching can really be an amazing process for those who are truly seeking to change or enhance their lives whether it’s more meaning, less suffering or better relationships they’re seeking.
We usually have the answers we’re seeking hiding somewhere inside of us. Life coaching endeavors to help the client uncover their truths and custom design their solutions.
I am a teaching coach. I like to help my clients learn how to help themselves. It can be fun and it will be enlightening. What you get out of it ultimately depends on your willingness to expand your thinking, shift your perspective and your commitment to your own growth.
Is Life Coaching Like Therapy?
No. COACHING IS NOT THERAPY. Where therapy brings understanding and awareness of the past to a client, coaching starts with where a client is currently at and moves to propel them forward toward their desires.
LIFE COACHES work with clients who want a non-judgmental, detached partner to help them evolve and enhance their lives. Life Coaches help clients develop a sustainable, step-by-step process to get where they want to go, then uphold their choices and make them accountable for following through on them.
THERAPISTS and doctors generally work with unhealthy people to try and bring them back to a state of mental or physical good health. They are healers.
LIFE COACHES work with healthy people and, within the scope of their current abilities, try to help them achieve the highest levels of personal life satisfaction that they desire.
THERAPISTS work with clients who need professional help to work towards healing, recovery, and issue resolution. They are experts in medical and behavioral sciences trained to treat diagnosable conditions.
LIFE COACHES find their clients’ strengths and the areas in need of development and are trained to facilitate the client toward achieving a certain desired outcome.
What Is Strategic Intervention Coaching?
Strategic Intervention (also known as SI) is a project dedicated to extracting the most practical and effective forms of strategic action and communication from a variety of disciplines: Ericksonian therapy, strategic family therapy, Human Needs Psychology, organizational psychology, neurolinguistics, psychology of influence, strategic studies, traditions of diplomacy and negotiation, game theory, and others. The term “Strategic Intervention” was coined by Anthony Robbins, Cloe Madanes, and Mark Peysha to describe their change work. Mark Peysha has further developed Strategic Intervention as an interdisciplinary framework and movement.
Strategic Intervention exists wherever human beings use extraordinary skill to bring about positive personal and cultural change. Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Ghandi are examples of masterful Strategic Interventionists who transcend the particularities of religion, culture, institution, job description, or political philosophy (as a Strategic Interventionist should.)
What distinguishes SI from other strategic studies is the belief that certain holistic solutions “snap into place” when more people’s needs are met, expressed, and elevated. These solutions actually deliver more benefit for less effort.
Anthony Robbins, Cloe Madanes, Mark Peysha and Magali Peysha are the founders of Strategic Intervention Coaching. They have been powerfully influenced by the great insights and works of Victor Frankl and Milton Erickson’s creative breakthroughs in human intervention.
Strategic Intervention is also grounded in the work of the Gregory Bateson group at the Mental Research Institute, which in the late 1950’s originated the new paradigm of interactional and systemic studies, which became a watershed in the development of disciplines such as game theory, cybernetics, neurolinguistics, organizational psychology, management psychology, and dozens of other systemic disciplines.
The goal of Strategic Intervention is to integrate the core insights of these traditions into a method of practical strategic action. SI encompasses strategies that span from the belief systems and emotional patterns within an individual, to individual relationships, to group dynamics, to organizational and cultural interventions. A trained SI coach navigates these different arenas with ease.