A Coaching Model Created by Jo Smith
(Life Coach, CANADA)
Be who you were created to be and you will set the world on fire. St. Catherine of Sienna
You are amazing! Let me say that again loudly in bold, capital letters and with those added exclamation marks, “YOU ARE AMAZING!!!” I believe your unique flavour of amazingness is truly scrumptious. It belongs to you. The very essence of who you are has already been thoughtfully designed and lovingly created. You have gifts, strengths, passions, desires and super exciting dreams that you may not have even uncovered yet, connected to or explored. The move towards who you are nurtures a life inspired space of what is, crowding out the notion of who you are not and what is not. You are created to know who you are and know it is enough for you to live out your shining amazingness. There is only one of you in this world and you are worth celebrating. Your reveal is waiting to happen.
The best coaches blend coaching with the essence of who they already are. Robyn Logan
The essence of who I already am is the very thing that will bring out the best in me as a coach. “You are amazing” is a truth I too am continually exploring and celebrating. One of my unique flavours of amazingness is that I am a conversation starter. I love to chat and I love to listen. I love to ask questions. I love to hear inspired moments, flowing creatively from one conversation to another. I love to stir up exciting possibilities of what could be. My coaching model is simply a conversation, led by genuine curiosity, energetically enthusing and instinctively asking questions that support the reveal – how amazing you are, what your new discovery looks like in a flourishing everyday way and how that continually inspires living life.
A conversation starts with a “hello” and connects. A conversation discovers by de-cluttering the noise and nurturing the reveal. A conversation awakens who you are by empowering choice and inspiring action. A conversation really does not have to end. A conversation continues with a “hello” again and reconnects. You navigate the flow, set the pace, and determine the direction. Every word has a meaning, every sentence has a story and every curious question inspires a new creative adventure.
Just imagine the feeling of sitting on a red comfy sofa, drinking a hot cuppa and having a good old natter with a wonderful friend. A coaching experience that creates a safe space, where you feel seen, heard, encouraged, validated, valued, inspired, celebrated and cheekily challenged to move forward a little more.
So I invite you to go put the kettle on, grab a cuppa, sit down and relax. Let’s have a chat about your truly scrumptious unique flavours of amazingness…
A simple hello could lead to a million things. Source unknown
Start with a “hello”
Connection is nurtured immediately and is at the very heart of this coaching model. It creates a safe space where I can connect to you, you can connect to me and also, you can connect to who you are right now, as is. The connect conversation encourages you to have a greater awareness of your current reality and establishes your starting point. There is a reason why you have arrived at this place. Ready and waiting, your “hello” has the potential to begin something incredible.
Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you so that you can be who you were meant to be in the first place. Source unknown
De-clutter the noise
Through life experiences, you may have gathered extras along the way that do not support who you truly are. It is like a build up of unnecessary noise that hides, interferes and distracts you from your amazingness. There can be so much noise pollution that sometimes you cannot hear what you need to hear or you are unaware of what you want to hear. The length of this stage will depend on how much noise is impacting you. The discover conversation de-clutters the noise, ‘un-becoming everything that really is not you.’
Nurture the reveal
With all the clutter removed, a heightened awareness is revealed. With further exploration, you can discover what your amazingness is – your being before any of your doing takes place. This includes your strengths, values, purpose, beliefs, vision and passion that will motivate and sustain action later. It is a vulnerable, yet powerful, space. This clarity validates and celebrates all that is, gently encouraging a nudge to release all that is not. The discover conversation nurtures the reveal of ‘who you were meant to be in the first place.’
Awaken to the possibilities in your life – then choose to live in them. Craig Hedge
Once you have discovered your unique flavours of amazingness, you will be able to explore options that align to who you are. This awakening of wonder and possibility empowers choice – quite simply, choosing your resonating “yes’s” and choosing to discard your unwanted “no’s.” Your choices determine how to move your being into doing. This strength of clarity enables you to know what you want to do and where you want to go. With this lightness, there is a freedom in making new decisions.
Your heart is now open for the “I want to’s,” “I choose to’s” and the “I’m excited to’s” in your life. Your desire is a huge motivator to inspire and sustain action. This conversation encourages you to be the leader of your own life and to have the courage to fulfill it. Your confidence will increase as you step into your new possibilities, choose to live in them and see them in action. Awakened, inspired actions create movement and gather momentum.
Your life is big. Keep reaching. Oprah Winfrey
Start with a “hello” (again)
The flow of conversation keeps moving and is a continuous cycle that connects you to some of your earlier ones. A time of reflection, reconnection is a moment to acknowledge and celebrate all that is and welcome progression for all that could be. It establishes a new starting point for further connection, discovery and awakened possibilities. From your new current reality, your “hello” will begin something special again. With accountability, you can keep growing, nourishing your amazingness and seeing yourself flourish.
This coaching model has a beginning, middle, and end, with a fluidity to keep beginning again. Your unique flavours of amazingness however, have no end – the possibilities of further exploration are limitless. These are conversations that inspire. It is not about being right or wrong, it is about learning through the challenges or obstacles as you grow. You might take a turn you had not anticipated and at times it might not be easy. Knowing who you are empowers you to choose another way. Do you know how amazing you truly are? When you begin to grasp this, change happens. The desire to want motivates you, and then surprisingly, those around you. Your shining moments inspire. It starts with you. This is your life. I enthusiastically invite you to enjoy it with all your amazingness!