A Coaching Model Created by Sonali Banerjee Dutta
(Executive Coach, INDIA)
P.E.A.C.E is the way to unleash your performance potential with passion…continue the PRACTICE!!!
The coaching model that I have designed as per my values and philosophy of life is ‘PEACE’. Peace is the deepest desire of every human life. We want to constantly derive peace and satisfaction out of our actions in life. Every individual has the innate desire to embark on a journey of accomplishment of series of dreams in life; and yet be in peaceful composure. In life things are so dynamic that one can’t afford to design life and permanently live there; constant evolution is the only way to live to fullest potential. This model is cyclical in its nature and draws from the practice of NLP and also assessment science. As per the scriptures, researches and the holy books, POWER in life comes from internal peace and external contribution…power energises, enlightens and keeps us passionately involved in the journey of life…
We are all designed for super accomplishments and have a right to the extraordinary success, happiness and abundance of life. Thus, coach has a job in hand to awaken the inner spirit and all the inner resources that lies dormant. PEACE is a coaching path to unleash the potential that resides in every human existence.
In Abraham Maslow’s theory of Hierarchy of needs, self-actualization is the deepest need of every human existence; and this model is an evolution in the same direction. While Self transcendence is our penultimate motto in life, the other levels of hierarchy also need to be satisfied. This model in its steps ensures that we constantly measure our ‘P vs P’( Performance vs potential) and periodically re-design our life to match our needs and purposes.
Thus it’s indicative from Maslow’s model that deepest need of a human life is to provide and serve a larger cause in life. Historically we admire, worship and aspire to be givers. Giving comes naturally as we move towards PEACE model as it facilitates and establishes connection with our deepest resources and how we can contribute and accomplish our need to give in this universe, without risking our own survival. It’s imperative that the basic levels of life, need to be at peace all the time for the individual to progress to the self-transcendence phase…
Thus though the highest needs of Maslows hierarchy remains, they are in many ways mutually exclusive. As a person who is under threat biologically, psychologically or physiologically, would find it very challenging to engage in self –actualization leave aside self- transcendence. Sometimes we live in the ambiguity of which phase have we graduated to and how long can we sustain the same. To constantly calibrate and set our purpose in perspective, can save us from the chaos or confusion that we could get entangled in.
PEACE as a coaching model can support in envisaging a life of success and plenty with crystalized roadmap. It can be leveraged upon in any situation of coaching whether it’s executive, business or a life style transformation scenario. It’s a logical sequence of litmus test to ensure we are living life on our own terms; yet leaving a dent behind towards the betterment of mankind.