As professional coaches, we rely on knowledge, intuition, techniques and tools to serve our clients and help them achieve their goals. But that’s not all we require. We require data to accurately understand how they think, what they believe and how they behave in a variety of circumstances. This data is crucial for really understanding what it is that interferes with their ability to reach their goals and live their ideal lives.
Based on the premise that results are really a function of a person’s thinking and beliefs over time, coaches need to find a way to consistently access and tap into this stream of thinking in order for a transformational effect to take place rather than a short-term change for a short-term result. The more that clients can partner with you to identify the beliefs that sabotage their success, the more powerful the coaching and the more awesome the coaching results can be.
This article first appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of TILT Magazine ~ Therapeutic Innovations in Light of Technology.
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Kim Ades is president and founder of Frame of Mind Coaching and JournalEngine™ Software. Author, speaker, entrepreneur, coach, and mother of 5, Kim is one of North America’s foremost experts on performance through thought management. By using her unique process of coaching through journaling, she works with high profile clients to unveil and switch their thought patterns to ignite significant organizational change and personal transformation. For an inside look at the journaling process she uses to coach her clients, please visit www.journalengine.com.
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