A Coaching Model Created by Anna-Karin B. Kruse
(Inspirational Leadership and Life Coach, ITALY)
Inspiration has been such an important and positive ingredient in my life to help me persevere and move on and as a coach I aim to support my clients to find the spark to their inspiration too and to sustain it, to help them find their way and reach their desired outcomes. While motivation and determination are important to reach one’s goals, inspiration is that special stimulus that helps one really pull through, succeed, and feel invincible and unstoppable.
A coaching process to spark inspiration
To help bring desired outcomes to fruition, a balance between thinking and action is needed and inspiration often comes to those who are flexible in perspective and who approach each situation with an open mind. To have a positive impact on our work and lives, inspiration needs to be sustained over time and translate into action. Moving towards a perspective of inspiration and positive proactive action can thus help to reach one’s goals. My aim is for my clients to use the lens of inspiration to shed light on opportunities and resources for them that can help them move forward, continue learning, grow, and find their way.
When I coach, I am like a captain encouraging my clients to navigate their way towards their goals and desired outcomes. Coaching is like a continuous growth process, it is about deep, powerful transformation, whereas a coach I support my clients on their way to find their inspiration and to maximize their personal and professional potential. By partnering with them in a thought-provoking and creative process based on reflective inquiry, pairing reflective statements based on what I hear and observe with questions, this stimulates critical thinking about clients to own thoughts and help them understand what holds them back and to find new ways forward. The MOVES coaching model illustrated below will support my clients in this process to find their inspiration and this can help them feel lighter and sustained in their moves towards their objectives and help them move proactively out of any feelings or issues of holdback in their lives. My clients come to me looking for a way to reach their objectives and I help them find that using the lens of inspiration and by encouraging positive proactive action in pursuit of their goals. To enable powerful coaching to take place, I ensure that trust, relationship, and a growth mindset are constantly nurtured.
The MOVES coaching model serves as a framework and guide, while it also allows for flexibility according to clients’ needs and aspirations. Once the goal is clear, the coach may move flexibly through the phases, including revisiting the goal if necessary. The MOVES coaching model encourages positive proactive action to help clients find their inspiration and their way forward to reach their desired outcomes, leading to increased confidence, motivation, productivity, and satisfaction.
- What inspires you? What sources of inspiration do you need to overcome holdback?
- How can you use the perspectives of passion vs. skills or skills vs. passion to find your inspiration and pull through to action?
- How can you find inspiration and take positive proactive action?
- How can you spark your inspiration more often?
- How can you sustain your inspiration over time, making it stronger?
- How can dance or other artistic or playful experiences help find inspiration and move towards desired outcomes?
Holzer, A., Spataro, S., and Baron, J. G. (2019) Dare to Inspire, Da Capo Lifelong Books, New York
ICA Course Outcome: Inspiration vs. Holdback: A Coaching Power Tool by Anna-Karin B. Kruse, April 2020
ICA Course Outcome: How dance experience can be applied to coaching to support clients in finding their inspiration and move towards their desired outcomes:
A Coaching Research Paper by Anna-Karin B. Kruse, April 2020
[Accessed 27 Feb. 2020] “A mighty flame follows a tiny spark.”
[Accessed 27 Feb. 2020] “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”