A Coaching Model Created by Georgina Adams
(Transformational and Business Coach, Australia)
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.…(and finding yourself as you create) George Bernard Shaw
The image of the caterpillar morphing in the cocoon and the emergence of the transformed, glorious butterfly has been used as a symbol of change and transformation for thousands of years. The butterfly metaphor represents the realisation of potential, becoming who you are meant to become, and recreating yourself as you want to be.
My coaching approach is aligned to the life cycle of a butterfly. As your coach I provide the cocoon to contain your transformation, from seeking clarity to emergence, as you experience raised self-awareness, learning, expansion and growth, emerge, realise your potential and FLY!
The Caterpillar Potential Process
Butterflies are magical beings, at the same time beautiful and inspiring to the world’s surroundings. Their process of emergence in this world is very quiet, they stop growing as a caterpillar in order to allow the big transformation to happen while being a steady cocoon. In recreating yourself the desire to fly is so great that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The caterpillar represents great potential. Research and growing awareness lead to opening the mind and the realisation of your untapped potential and a willingness to explore new options.
Establishing the coaching agreement signifies the movement from caterpillar into chrysalis, opening the possibility for the inquiry process to begin and the beginning of the metamorphosis.
Chrysalis – a safe cocoon for transformation
The cocoon may be considered as a stage of ‘being’ and allowing your inner voice and wisdom to emerge, being in a state of acceptance, connecting with your inner self, rather than being busy doing. Change will most likely happen gradually by slowing down and syncing with the rhythms of life. Exploring your vision, beliefs, strengths and values we will work with mindfulness to raise self-awareness and creativity to pursue your goals.
Intuition and curiosity guide our coaching conversations, seeking out meaning, uncovering important insights, and discovering learning. In the coaching relationship I partner with you often asking difficult questions without providing the answers. My role is like a mirror, reflecting and helping you to explore and develop your thoughts and feelings.
Having an accountability partner in your coach helps you to stay on track as you plan and commit to action and learn from the actions taken, or maybe, not taken. Acknowledgement of your internal strengths helps you to see and access your strenghs, becoming more resourceful. Applying the learnings and becoming self-sufficient prepares you for the state of adulthood.
You are now empowered to FLY and experience the freedom, enrichment, meaning and purpose that you desire, realising your true potential, and living life fulfilling your dreams.
Contact Georgina Adams