What are our priorities?
In our coaching practice we must recognize time and priorities are our main FOCUS. When the client identifies their list of priorities, they need to prioritize them on the most important to the least important.
Once the client establishes their top 3 priorities to focus, they need to allocate their time slot to focus on their priorities. FOCUS become ineffective once we have more than 3 priorities, preferably one priority will leverage your 100% focus point in your life. Not easy but the clients must establish their priorities and time to focus. The lens achieves clarity on one focus point!
The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks Than Others Do in 12 Months by Brian P. Moran, Michael Lennington.
This book focus on how to maximize 12 weeks by prioritizes your goal is getting thing done within 12 weeks. Planning for 12 weeks is within our focus length but to focus on 52 week we will be out of focus.
Using 12 weeks to achieve effective FOCUS Coaching.
As a Coach we need to FOCUS on:
- Powerful Question
- 12 weeks Action Plan
Your Story begins a fresh page on a new chapter on your new series.
Have you found your Goal?
Switch on your Goal Positioning System.
What is GPS?
Your “Goal Positioning System” is a Quintessential Changing life navigation system that offers directional guidance in all challenging conditions to your goal.
Is your GPS (Goal Positioning System) on?
Most people did not “on” their GPS because they did not or forget to set specific Goal to their life. Coaches are your satellites to navigate your GPS.
The International Coach Federation defines coaching:
As partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole. Standing on this foundation, the coach’s responsibility is to:
- Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve
- Encourage client self-discovery
- Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
- Hold the client responsible and accountable
This process helps clients dramatically improve their outlook on work and life, while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential.
Coaches help people improve their performances and enhance the quality of their lives.
Coaching Makes the Difference!
The root of success in everything, from academics to business to leadership to personal relationships and everything else is thinking – whether it’s thinking disguised as intuition or as good values or as decision making or problem solving or creativity, it’s all thinking.
What is the surprise is that Coaching makes the Difference for thinking more clearly. The other surprise is that Quintessential Presence is the methods of effective thinking can be described, taught and learned. They are not inborn gifts of a special few. All of us can learn them and use them.
This coaching model offers thought-provoking ways to provoke thought. These strategies will inspire people in all walks of life to become more successful.
I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent. Curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas. – Albert Einstein
No leaps are involved – a few basic strategies of thought can lead to effective learning, understanding, and innovation. More importantly, you yourself can master and apply those strategies.
Quintessential Presence Coaching Model is in alignment with ICF core competencies.
First understand simple ideas deeply. Clear the clutter and identify what is really important. Be honest about what you know and don’t know. Then see what’s missing, identify the gaps and fill them in. Let go of bias, prejudice, and undeerlying belief. Understanding is the foundation for success. You have to ground to Earth and to be realistic.
During coaching sesson:
- Set the foundation. Connect, build trust, express confidentiality, and share any information on what will be happening in the time allotted. …
- Get clear on the specific issue (explore on one specific issue to focus on).
- What is the topic you would like to focus on?
- What would you like to walk away with in this session?
Explore unforeseen opportunities and holes in your understanding. They also show you which way to turn next, and they ignite your imagination. Keep your Fire on for the Infinite Possibilities!
During coaching session:
- Set the goal / objective for the session in the time limit.
- What would be a valuable outcome for you by the end of this session?
- What needs to happen today that will let you know it was worth it to enter into coaching with your coach?
- What would you have at the end of this session that you don’t have now?
- Acknowledge! Enthuse! Validate! Celebrate (sprinkle this in throughout the session—it’s the fuel of it all).
Constantly create question to clarify and extend your understanding. What is the right question? Working on wrong question can waste a lifetime. Ideas are in the Air – the right questions will bring them out and help you see connection that otherwise would have been invisible.
During coaching session:
- Coach it. Here’s where the coaching competencies come into play.
Begin with the end in mind (defined in #3) and coach to the desired outcome in the situation rather than digging deeply into the nature of the problem.
- Tell your coach what you ideally would like to see happen in this situation?
- What is the optimal solution for you in this situation? How will you know you've achieved it?
- What would be a good change for you?
- How will you know that things have improved?
- How will other people notice things have gotten better?
Here we are looking for the presence of solutions. It begins with understanding optimal outcomes as envisioned by the client and signals (internal & external to the client) that the optimal outcome has been attained.