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    How We Coach


"To exist is to change; to change is to mature; to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”
~ Henri Bergson, French Philosopher


“If you don't know where you’re going, you'll probably not wind up there.”
~ Forrest Gump




"Always demanding the best of oneself, living with honor, devoting one's talents and gifts to the benefits of others - these are the measures of success that endure when material things have passed away.”
~ Henry Ford

We recognize each person is a unique entity, with their own thoughts, values, perspectives, skills, and wisdom. However, in the world today, no one person is completely independent, in and of themselves. Today, the name of the game is collaboration - people grow and thrive from collaboration. Wisdom, experiences, challenges – all of these are taken to the next level when ideas are exchanged and shared.

And that’s what we do throughout our coaching journey together.

We leverage the ECM (Extraordinary Coaching Methods) Program developed and honed by master coach, Terri Levine and the following coaching principles, detailed in “Stop Managing, Start Coaching!”

  • Connection – developing a connection and rapport with and compassion for our clients

  • Hearing without Reacting – listening with an open mind and not judging anything our clients may say

  • Reflecting Back – confirming with our clients what was heard and explaining, where appropriate, what was heard beneath the words (i.e. emotion, a strength, a progress block, uncertainty)

  • Responding – understanding what a client has said and relating it back to the client’s personal core

  • Powerful Questions, Observations, & Requests – helping clients find their truths by stopping their reaction syndrome and looking at their work or response from an outside perspective

  • Building the Client – assisting our clients discover, embrace, and grow the best of themselves

  • Growing the Client – helping clients create excitement, build momentum, sustain their energy, manage change, and create different results

  • Achieving Client Goals – guiding our clients to take the practical steps needed to plan and do

In addition, we focus on the concept of asking “what’s right” questions and utilize the five question framework detailed in Kurt Wright’s book “Breaking the Rules: Removing the Obstacles to Effortless High Performance.” This approach helps our clients shift from a “this is what’s wrong; how do I fix it” paradigm to a “what’s not quite right yet” paradigm, where they focus on what they can do to define and achieve their ideal.