A Coaching Model Created by Aysen Arikan
(Performance Coach, CANADA)
As an industrial engineer, my job has always been to maximize the performance of a process by increasing its output. After I have become a performance and life coach, I have realized that all of us are trying to do the same thing with our lives. We try to maximize the meaning and happiness in our lives by allocating our energy to activities that we believe will accomplish just that. Sometimes we succeed and sometimes we don’t. What determines our level of “success” or our performance in achieving meaning and happiness lies within ourselves and our beliefs.
I help my clients to RISE above self-limiting beliefs that stand in the way of meaning and success!
I believe that all of us can lead the life we desire by transforming our potential into performance. I offer to be a partner on your journey while you are maximizing your performance that is already within your potential.
Coaching Model: R.I.S.E.
My coaching model RISE has four stages:
- EXECUTION AND EMBRACE!
“What is the REASON for my client to be here?”
This is the foundational stage where we understand the client’s needs and establish the goals.
- Need: What brings the client here?
- Goal/Purpose: What does the client want to accomplish and what is the meaning of this for them?
- Success Criteria: How will the client know that they are happy with their performance and the outcome of our exercise?
“What are the powers at play?”
At this stage, we explore both fears and strengths that are accompanying the clients in life. We all are defined by both, so we should let them harmonize and acknowledge them to RISE above.
- Fears: We uncover the barriers; fears and underlying beliefs. We acknowledge the thoughts that hold the client back from achieving their goals. We create new awareness around these fears and make it work as a motivation, not a deterrent.
- Strengths: As a balancing power, we explore and remember the client’s strengths. We build confidence and use this confidence as a driver for elevating the performance. Some strength finder and assessment tools will be used in this stage such as GALLUP.
“What is the STRUCTURE that will hold everything together?
Creating an empowering structure is a key step to stay committed. I help my clients to build an empowering structure that keeps them engaged and progressing and not let things fall through the cracks i.e. setbacks.
- Devise a plan: After setting the goal and elevating the potential, I help my client to devise a plan, i.e. a to-do list, an action plan.
- Explore the support mechanism: We all need support in our lives. One of the key elements of the structure phase is building the support mechanism, which can be people, objects, or a new habit that keeps the client committed.
Execution & Embrace
“Execute the plan and Embrace the change.”
Work the plan.
- Action: The client sets in motion the plan, working on the action items mutually agreed upon consistently, creating new awareness and change in the process.
- Reflection: During execution, the client tries something new. Getting to know new emotions and perspectives can be interesting. The client is encouraged to continuously self-reflect, while together we explore how these new perspectives support the goal.
“Celebrate what you have become and you are becoming. This can be in any form.”
- Celebrate: I invite my clients to celebrate the transformation they have made. It can be just a nice letter to themselves, a vacation, or a pair of new headphones they always wanted to get.
- Share: Share the journey with others or yourself. Reinforce the evolution!
- Know your potential: Keep rising above. Your potential is what you dream and it is limitless.