My process for life and career coaching is unique and utilizes two highly helpful assessments, the Energy Leadership Index Assessment and the Highlands Ability Battery.
The Energy Leadership Index Assessment
Individual coaching clients will first take the Energy Leadership Index (ELI) Assessment, which will give you a concrete understanding of how you’re showing up in all aspects of your life. The assessment is 80 questions and takes about a half hour.
We’ll then debrief the assessment together, where you’ll start to learn about the seven levels of energy and develop awareness of the specific blocks that may be holding you back from getting what you want, whether that be in your life or as a leader.
The assessment works as a baseline and lays an effective groundwork for our discussions together. From that point onward, we’ll meet at regular intervals which are either weekly or bi-weekly. During these 50-minute sessions we will address your specific goals and create action plans. You’ll decide what you want to be accountable for at the end of each session. These actions will be followed up at the beginning of the next session.
The Highlands Ability Battery Assessment
Individual coaching clients who are interested in career coaching will also take the Highlands Ability Battery – the only assessment tool that measures actual ability. There are no subjective questions, like the Myers Briggs or other personality assessments.
We’ll then debrief the highlands assessment together, you’ll learn about your natural strengths and potential blind spots, and we’ll begin the exploration of careers that fit with your natural abilities. The benefit of the highlands tool is you walk away with a concrete understanding of what your natural gifts are, as opposed to a vague personality profile based on subjective questions.
From that point onward, we’ll meet at regular intervals which are either weekly or bi-weekly. During these 50-minute sessions we will explore your abilities from the highlands assessment, your values, goals you have for your career, family influences, interests, skills you’ve acquired over the years, limited beliefs about what you can and can’t do – the whole you – to put a together a picture of what your career should look like. You’ll decide what you want to be accountable for at the end of each session. These actions will be followed up at the beginning of the next session.
How Does Coaching Work?
One of the tenets of the coaching philosophy I subscribe to is that each human being is greater and wiser than they appear to be and each individual ultimately has their own answers. My goal is to create a safe and creative environment so that you find these answers for yourself, not to give advice. I do this through questioning that opens up possibilities and exposes self-imposed limitations.
My ultimate goal is to help you see your own greatness, whether that be in your daily life or as a leader, so that you can move forward and create the vision you want.
HOW WE WORK TOGETHER
The coaching relationship, in order to be effective, is a partnership. Therefore, both parties have responsibilities. What you can expect from me is:
- Be on time for sessions
- Create a safe space for you so that you can share freely
- Constructively challenge you and ask skillful questions to explore new possibilities
- Hold your confidentiality
- Uphold the professional ethics and standards of the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
What I expect from you is:
- Be on time for sessions
- Make your best effort to complete your actions from the preceding session
- Be willing to be challenged and explore new ideas
- Put in the energy and focus on the work that will be required of you
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