Some questions that will allow you to gain clarity of your current thoughts are:
- What story do you have about yourself?
- Is this real?
- Is it serving you? And if not, what would you replace it with in order to serve you better?
This initial phase is one of exploration, where you get to gain a greater understanding of where you currently are, and what areas you want to change or develop further on.
In this initial step, you also gain an understanding of what your commitments and priorities are, as well as confidence in yourself via the identification or validation of who you are, what you are passionate about, and having a clearer identity definition via your value system and strengths.
Rather than starting the coaching process with your goals, I initially ask you to share your current perspectives, so that you can have an understanding on where you are and where you would like to go.
In moving to the vision phase, and based on the awareness that you displayed previously of your current situation, we continue to explore on the following areas towards creating a meaningful vision in alignment with yourself:
- Why have you chosen that goal?
- What outcome are you hoping to achieve? Why?
- Is this goal in line with your values?
- What limiting beliefs do you currently have about achieving this goal?
- What potential challenges could you face?
Spending some time exploring whether you have set the right goals will allow you to move through the coaching process in a more clear and effective way.
Setting the right goals will also inspire you to want to move into action and be motivated to start the journey that will keep you moving in the direction you want to go.
Ongoing coaching sessions will provide you with the motivation to go beyond current limitations and to maximise your potential. Empowerment will be provided in these sessions through guidance, trust and belief in yourself.