A Coaching Model Created by Kathryn Tonges
(Parenting Coach, CHINA)
Change begins with you. It is your choice. Choosing to move forward liberates, energizes, and opens up opportunities for possibilities and growth. My coaching model is intended to be a visually inspiring reminder that change is possible. It has two interconnected parts:
YOU and YOUR VISION
Your body is an important indicator of your emotional and thinking state. When I visualize myself in this picture it is as if I am jumping for joy. Can you visualize yourself in this picture?
- Arms open - openness:
I am open to change and growth – I reach out for this and allow opportunities and ideas to come to me.
- Legs grounded and strong – acknowledgement and self-reflection:
I acknowledge and appreciate my steps towards my goals, and I take time to self reflect on what is working and what is not. Acknowledging and self-reflecting help ground my energy and my actions.
- YOUR VISION
I grew up on a farm overlooking a beautiful valley so connecting with nature has always been an important part of my values. Nature is cyclic, it restores and replenishes and represents growth and change. I hope that the beautiful pictorial representation can act as a visual stimulus throughout your coaching journey and beyond for you to achieve your dreams and always recognize that change is possible. What is your vision?
- The Sun – Visualizing Values:
The sun is the source of illumination and generates growth. I will support you to illuminate your ultimate reality, your truth. This means your values and what you want. When you are aligned with your values, your behavior and actions reflect this.