A Coaching Model Created by Alexandra Lopez-McLean
(Transformational Life, FRANCE)
The Eagle Wind Approach is inspired and represented by the image of an eagle soaring above stormy winds which can cloud our lives with complex swirling mixtures of doubts and fears.
These challenging winds can strike anyone, anywhere at any time. Each person carries their own particular blend of burdens. Weariness, restlessness and not knowing where to begin to tackle our challenges can leave us stuck and disorientated. The thought of changing ourselves or our situation so as to be free of our burdens can seem daunting.
However, eagles see stormy winds as opportunities in disguise. Eagles intuitively know how to connect with the wind and to dance in the moment. Eagles soar on thermal currents by literally letting the challenging winds carry them to new heights. Choosing to participate in the dance of life is an opportunity to soar higher and higher with every new uplifting experience.
By applying the eagle’s wisdom, you too can choose to rise above your personal challenges which cloud your current reality. You too have the potential to soar to greater heights by choosing to create new realities. The higher you choose to soar, the greater your vision will expand, enabling you to see and sense your situation and your place in it.
The Eagle Wind Approach involves you, me and interplay of four important aspects between us, namely:
These four aspects are present at varying degrees unique to each person during each coaching session, as well as throughout each coaching journey.
My unique participation is to primarily create a confidential space of trust where you feel the sky is the limit. Somewhere you can feel free enough to really be yourself. Somewhere you feel safe enough to dare to dream 3 and determine your destiny. I am here because I am interested in what you have to say and how it shapes who you are and what you do. Let your inner voice speak out and share your aspirations, fears, ideas, values, beliefs, feelings and expectations spontaneously to an attentive ear.
This nourishing space is waiting for your potential to unfold. This space is also receptive and respectful to natural periods of which may arise from deeper searching, reflection and discovery.
Knowing that you have access to this non-judgemental space supports and gives you the opportunity to identify and clarify where you are right now in your life. Recognising the disparity between your current reality and the power to choose and create a new reality is solely determined by you. Your conscious choices establish what your specific purpose for being here with me is and what it is that you want to focus on.
Freedom of Choice
This is where you can let yourself go, explore, experiment, discover and gather information. Freedom of choice gives you an opportunity to respond and reflect at your own pace during a session and / or inbetween sessions. This is where obstacles can be challenged, strengths can be built on, different perspectives can be gained and possibilities can expand. Freedom of choice gives you the power to probe and ponder all your options.
The interplay between us gives me an opportunity to mirror back your thoughts and to clarify my understanding of what you are communicating 4 to me. I am here because I am interested in stimulating your curiosity, creativity, confidence and choices. I will pose thought-provoking questions which invite you to consider, delve deeper and redefine your own personal boundaries. Finding deeper meaning and fulfillment within yourself encourages you to spread your wings so you are free to engage in and participate in life by being the person you really want to be so you can choose what you really want to do.
Passion for Action
At this point clarity in achieving your goal is fuelled by a passion for action. This is when you are sincerely ready to commit to change in realistic incremental steps to further your own personal journey. Accountability at this point also encourages you to go deeper into the process to enable you to make conscious choices. You choose the actions you wish to embrace so as to ensure they are meaningful to you. This has the potential to inspire you to engage in life, bridge gaps and gain momentum to keep moving onwards and upwards.
Commitment and accountability have the potential to lift you higher and higher every time you honour and accomplish your goals. I consciously choose to commit to you that I will check-in with you and see how you are progressing because commitment and accountability are two allies that have the potential to be the wind beneath your wings. I am here because I trust you, myself and the coaching process. I believe you have the potential and power to choose, change and create the life you want.
Transform and Celebrate
The end of each session, as well as your coaching journey can be seen as expanding openings in the limitless sky of opportunities. These openings can spark insights which encourage you to transform your dreams into your chosen reality. This process has the potential to enrich, empower and unfold your on-going personal learning, growth, development and evolution.
Choosing to be dedicated and determined to follow through on your decisions encourages you to practice and apply what you have learnt and let it filter into and become a natural and integral part of your daily and on-going life. Highlighting, recapping and acknowledging your positive feelings and outcomes along the way will uplift you.
I am here to encourage you to celebrate your personal triumphs and all that you have achieved in a way that is meaningful to you. Honour, love and cherish every fibre of your being. Forge ahead by celebrating your whole existence by being who you really want to be, doing what you really want to do.
This is an opportunity to be bold, creative, playful, light-hearted, innovative, original and resourceful. Choosing to engage in the coaching process with me is an opportunity to be honest and open about what makes you tick, what holds your interest and what captivates you.
This is an opportunity for you to create sustainable strategies, structures and networks that energise you because they are tailor-made for you, by you.
This is an opportunity to be who you really want to be so you can do what you really want to do. It really is all about you and your choices about how and what you want to change in your life.
This is an opportunity for you to spread your wings and soar like an eagle.