2) A core element of the coach approach is the creation and maintaining of a vision. The process for creating a vision builds on accomplishments and current desires to generate a statement of future possibilities that is attractive to the client.
3) The coach approach is an art of creating an environment, through conversation and a way of being that facilitates the process by which a person can move toward desired goals in a fulfilling fashion.
4) My coach approach at its core is the process of bringing out the greatness in people. It begins with a desire on the part of the client to accomplish, have, or experience something. I inspire and encourage the client to accomplish their desired results through personalized teaching, expanding awareness and designing supportive environments.5) The coach approach involves assisting people access what they know. They may have never asked themselves the questions, but they have the answers. A coach assists, encourages, and supports individuals to find these answers.
6) In my approach, I observe patterns, set the stage for new actions, and then work with individual to put these new, more successful actions into place. The foundation of this approach is based upon the premise of fostering growth, not forcing it. Ultimately, you have the answers to your successes, as your coach I guide, assist, and empower you along your path in reaching your goals!
Yes…if only I had done this or that, or if only I could find the motivation to accomplish this or that goal…ah….if only!
I have great news for you! I have a “toolbox” full of very useful techniques designed to take you from “if only,” to “I am moving forward, toward my goals!” “I see the accomplishments that I am working on…I see great things ahead!”
You can view my credentials on the right hand side of the home page of this website. The “toolbox” of knowledge that I have to convey to you is derived from all of my credentials, and a vast amount of readings not listed. However, the majority of “tools” I will provide you with will be taken from what I have learned during the past year and a half, while completing my certificate in Sport Psychology at John F. Kennedy University. *Do not be sidetracked by the word sport if your goals do not at all apply to fitness or sports. Because, I can assure you that the skills that I learned in this program apply to all areas of life. As we know, for example, goal setting and the need to be motivated applies to far more than simply the fitness domain.
Personally, I have had countless goals not related to fitness, such as developing and maintaining positive habits, for example, watching less T.V., going to be a bit early, not eating before bed, practicing relaxation techniques, incorporating more positive “self-talk” into my daily life, etc..the list goes on…From my experience, I feel a deeper commitment to every day; I feel a greater sense of enthusiasm when I am motivated and goal directed. I feel a greater sense of purpose in my actions because I have an action plan based upon fulfilling my goals, fueled by the things that motivate me. One powerful thing that motivates me is the desire to help you achieve your goals and dreams!
The reality is that each day we take a step toward our goals, remain the same, or take a step back.
Goal setting increases the following: confidence, performance, positive thoughts, in addition to being transferrable to life skills as well as sport performance. Goals serve a variety of functions. Goals can regulate how you behave, and they help us judge how well we are performing compared to a predetermined level of success. Setting appropriate goals also increases persistence in the face of adversity, and allows athletes to learn new strategies, new ways of doing the same things. Goals provide motivation to achieve and regulate the behavior towards that end.
The basic framework for implementing an effective goal- setting involves three steps:
Goal planning phase, Goal execution phase and Goal evaluation phase
All three phases will be explained in depth upon consultations.
Through goal setting, you turn intentions and visions of success into actions and reality!
Why is motivation so important to you?
Motivation is what drives you to do what you do, therefore is at the core of many of the choices that you make. Motivation is a complex concept; it will vary from person to person, and across situations for one individual. Prior to completing my certificate in Sport Psychology, I did not realize that motivation is truly a complex concept. Trust me, the goals that we seek to obtain, the dreams that often enter our minds will remain elusive….if only, we had this valuable “fuel” called motivation.
Accomplishing goals is not always easy, even when fully motivated, however, we do not lose sight of our visions of success and how to get there when we are motivated and have an action plan.