There are often times when the client is intellectually aware, the client has moved from unconscious unawareness to conscious awareness, but finds it difficult to translate his intent to actions. This is where the dream state vs. vision state comes into play. The Client in a state of intellectual awareness could visualize the “end state” and also in many cases the “actions” to be taken. However, when the visualization freezes into intellectual conversational harmony in the mind, the situation would be a “dream state”. However, when the visualization translates into compelling action on the ground and forward movement towards the goal, it would be a “vision state”.
One of the key aspects of the coaching process is to enable the client to move from a dream state to a vision state and engage the client to commit towards action. Translation from intent to action will enable shifts in the situation for the client both in the mind and on the ground. It will build the dynamism that the client intends to see for himself.
How would dreams vs. Vision manifest in a conversation?
In a coaching scenario helping the client recognize the wish, the feeling, the desire, the dream is important, if it exists. However, as the client aspires to move forward, it will be of immense value to the client to enable him to shift from wish & desires, to passion and goals for himself.
The moment that shift happens, the transformation would start kicking in for the client. The recognition of this transformation will propel the journey further for the client.
Coaching as a process is all about enabling to recognize self, discovering our own state of mind, our blocks and charting a path forward towards our goals in life. It is about translating or converting our DREAMS into a VISION for ourselves, so as to enable realization of our GOALS.
- How do you enable a Client to have a vision for himself?
- What should the articulation of a vision look like for the client?
- How do you help the client track his progress towards his vision?
- How do you help the client know if he is making progress?
- How does the client know when he has reached his goal?