Coaching is a structure that facilitates the process of personal, professional and / or spiritual development through guidance, support, experiential exercises, questioning and accountability. Coaching is for individuals who are emotionally and psychologically healthy and who want to make significant progress and changes, and move forward in their lives. We all have times when we are confused as to what our next step is; or which direction to take our life, our relationshiphand writing business success diagram, or our business. We may feel stuck and focus on what isn’t working, instead of what is or where we want to go.

Wherever you are on your Life’s Journey, you may benefit from having someone guiding you to your own inner wisdom and supporting you as you discover the answers within. A coach helps you find the resources you need and the courage to move forward powerfully. A coach gives you various tools and techniques to get clarity, find purpose and stay the course, all while cheering you on. A coach acts as a sounding board, allowing you to pull forth all you need to examine the deeper truths. A coach really listens, creating the space for you to feel heard. In the deep listening, the coach reflects back what is expressed, and asking deeper questions from a non judgmental perspective, inviting you to consider different possibilities. And from the place of possibilities, a coach guides you to create a clear intention or desired outcome. With that new desired outcome clearly defined as a vision that pulls you forward, it is easier to find the motivation within to take action.

Your coach helps to design a roadmap or create a path of action steps that are attainable, yet motivating and inspiring. Breaking down the journey into clear, inspiring action steps allows you to achieve results, thus fostering the motivation to continue. Much like a laser- when our actions and intention are focused on a specific spot, the resulting energy is so much more effective. Having an accountability partner increases your likelihood of success. And of course, who doesn’t need a cheering squad to celebrate our successes and encourage us as we stumble? Your coach is there to keep you focused on your desired outcome, regardless of the stumbling blocks along the way.

So whether you desire a new or more loving relationship, greater prosperity in your life or business, clarity of your purpose, finding more Joy in your life or what is calling for growth, a coach can support you in gaining clarity, creating a clear roadmap, finding your own inner motivation, holding you accountable to yourself and be your cheering squad. And Robert and Lara LOVE to support people in “Creating the Life You Truly Desire.”

The real value of coaching lies in the process of uncovering and de-layering that leads to identifying the essence of the problem and the discovery of the path to “Creating the Life You Truly Desire!” Here are several of the ways a good coach can support you along your journey.

  • Sounding board: Almost every single person that I coach already ‘knows’ what he or she should be doing, so suggesting solutions is not useful. At the most basic level, a coach merely plays the role of a sounding board. Seems simple enough right? However when you really think of it, when was the last time you felt truly listened to? How often in this world of constant talking and no silence do we get a chance to sit with a problem, and to think it through fully? In this world of speaking and no listening, when do we have someone who is completely focused on listening to us, not just our words, but also listening at a deeper level to the meaning between the lines, listening to what is unspoken, and listening to the emotions in the midst of the silences? One of the biggest gifts that a coach can offer you is deep listening. In my conversations with my own coach, I am immensely touched by the sacredness of the space in which I am heard.
  • Curiosity: During the deep and focused listening, the curiosity arises of why? Why is it this way? What makes you think this? Where does it come from? These questions and many more gets the coachee to stop and look at the ‘obvious’ with a fresh perspective. This curiosity, free from judgement, helps us re-evaluate our thinking. Deep questions that arise from deep listening can lead to our ‘aha’ moments. It is these questions that can lead a coachee from “Yes, I know I should probably be doing that.” to “Oh, now I understand what has been preventing me from taking action!”
  • Challenge: At times we tend to sink into our comfort zones, it’s not called a comfort zone for nothing! It’s comfortable! We like it. Coaching helps us to get out of our comfort zones, by taking small steps. We want to stretch and flex our skills and muscles, without creating such huge leaps that we end up in the panic zone. If we are not challenged from time to time, we don’t grow.
  • Our ‘aha’ moments: My most favourite part of the coaching session is when a client says:  “Oh, I didn’t think of it that way before!” It is this shift in thinking that clears the blockages. The new insight gained creates new energy and momentum to move forward.
  • Accountability: Once we’ve arrived at a point where we know what the next step is, we need to ensure that life doesn’t get in the way, that we don’t lose focus on our goals. As an accountability partner, a coach will help you to break down your goals into achievable pieces and support you in your progress. Accountability partners increase your likelihood of success.
  • Support: Let’s face it: We all need more support. There’s a reason why most sporting activities have supporters. It helps you go that extra mile. We all need someone who will cheer us on and encourage us.

These are just a few of the valuable tools and skills that are used in a coaching session. In this world of increasing demands with decreasing connection and support, the benefits of a coaching relationship is becoming more valuable.

Both Rev. Robert and Lara offer a complimentary coaching session to anyone interested in “Creating the Life You Truly Desire!”

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