A Coaching Model Created by Lynette Baker
(Executive and Leadership Coach, UNITED STATES)
Coaching with Compassion
Moving forward in action with energy and with power
It is the understanding of what gives us energy, what depletes our energy, and when and why energy changes happen in our lives that can give us insight and direction. If we can have awareness on energy and energy shifts in the present moment, we can identify what is beneficial or non-beneficial in our lives. Energy can give clues to our purpose, to the direction we may take, and the actions that would result in positive outcomes.
Power is the ability to influence and/or change results. We have the ability to make decisions and choices each and every moment. It is this function that enables us to be responsible and accountable for our experiences with the self and in relationship with others as adults. With focus on personal power, it is about having competence, confidence, strength, and courage to change the outcome of the self and your own life. It is awareness and understanding of the impact that each of us have on one another that enables each of us to be a leader in our own life, for ourselves and for each other.
It is finding the courage and strength in our personal power, and the will to take action to drive change, develop personally, and excel to greatness in life. It is overcoming the barriers, the perceived judgments, and the obstacles that keep us from our own happiness and meaningful work in life.
Areas of Focus
As ICA suggests, all coaching is life coaching. The Shakti for Life® coaching model considers the whole person (body, mind, spirit) and considers all areas of life (personal self, others, and universe).
- Personal self, including self-love, self-respect, self-care, values and standards, desires, and home and ability to find happiness.
- Relationship with others- this may include children, hard work and commitments, romantic partnership, business partnership, and changes that one goes through in life.
- Universal- our belief system, our purpose, our destiny, our careers, our social status and our social contribution, our highest desires, and our personal surrender and freedom, and ultimately, liberation.
Shakti for Life® Coaching Process
A. Present Moment Awareness- being present in the current moment with the client, establishing a partnership and communicating openly and effectively. All process steps are in compliance with ICF ethics and standards.
B. Contracting- seeking to understand and get agreement on client’s goals, desired outcomes, and success measures. Understanding the client’s perspectives and thinking about the topic.
C. Exploration- having curiosity about what is happening in the coaching process, exploring the subject thoroughly in partnership with the client.
D. Client Engagement- supporting the client to do the work, setting the agenda, deciding the problem solving process, setting actions and goals, success measures, and accountability.
E. Personal Leadership- facilitating the conversation with consideration of personal leadership, supporting the client in leading their own life path, their own actions and subsequent outcomes, being accountable.