A Coaching Model Created by Cindy Lima
(Life Coach, UNITED STATES)
To EXPLORE is to set your spirit free, to take action, and to stoke your curiosity.
You could be looking for a change, for understanding or for results.
As you adventure, you might discover a destination you never imagined.
Oftentimes…that place is within you.
Hello. My name is Cindy Lima and I’m a professional coach specializing in leadership and life transitions. I believe that all the resources we need lie within us – whether it’s to accomplish a goal, expand our understanding, or reach our full potential.
You might be wondering: “Well, if I have all the tools I need, why haven’t I been able to reach my goals?”
There are many reasons that we meet challenges – for example: being too close to a situation; holding underlying beliefs that conflict with what we really want; or thinking we know the barrier, when really it is something else. We feel stuck but we are not sure why or what to do next. Getting from here to there somehow feels impossible. But, imagine if you could more wisely and easily get where you want to go.
Coaching can move you forward…
What is coaching?
Coaching is a partnership between a coach and client, in conversation. It is action-oriented & forward-looking.
Coaching is not therapy that examines the past, nor is it consulting with recommendations given. Coaching is a dynamic and comfortable process that creates space to become aware and that awareness leads to momentum. It is revealing and powerful.
When we enter a coaching relationship, you bring readiness to invest in yourself and openness to discovering. You bring your values, life experiences, successes, creativity and a backpack full of resources. You set the agenda and you identify your desired outcomes.
As your coach, I’ll be your unwavering advocate. I am trained to listen intently and hear clues about things to explore further. I will pick up on your energy and even the things you are not saying. I will ask questions to provoke your thinking which will lead you to insights. I can be a sounding board, a catalyst, a planning or an accountability partner – whatever is helpful to you. Above all, my focus is on you reaching your desired goals.
I chose the metaphor “EXPLORE” to describe my coaching approach because I believe that self-exploration is the key to moving forward. Your journey reveals itself as you examine your thought patterns, beliefs and priorities. I am traveling with you, at your pace – listening, clarifying, reframing, (sometimes challenging!), so that you can best chart a course that’s right for you.
EXPLORE Coaching Model
E stablish the direction you want to go
eX plain how you will know when you get there
P onder provocative questions that lead to discovery
L everage your values, resourcefulness & creativity
O bserve fresh perspectives and understanding
R ecognize new horizons and possibilities
E xperience clarity, see a path forward and make it happen!