What is Co-Active Coaching?
Co-Active Coaching is a method taught by CTI, the Coaches Training Institute. Co-Active Coaching brings you deeper into the experience of who you are and is rooted in the belief that no matter where you are in life, that every person is naturally creative, resourceful and whole. Starting with a body centered awareness of how feelings, perspectives and beliefs live in the body, the Co-Active coach uses powerful questions, movement & intuition to call up the wisdom of your Higher Self or Inner Leader. The “co” in co-active is all about "who am I being, what values am I honoring?" and from there you get to choose how this will inform your actions.
How can coaching help me?
In our sessions I'll hold a door open for you to find out what it is you really want, and how to get there. Think of coaching as a way of taking you deeper into the experience of being uniquely you. I can help you connect to your life purpose by bringing your values to light. In our work together, I can help you alleviate stress, clarify priorities and goals, learn time management strategies, acknowledge your strengths and gifts, and create accountability in accomplishing your goals.
How often will we meet and how long will we work together?
Coaching takes place over time. How long we work together depends on your goals and what you hope to accomplish. Coaching is an investment in you. I typically meet with clients every other week, and suggest that we work together for 3 months, and then we will reevaluate. Every person and situation is unique, and we will tailor a schedule to meet your needs.
How is Coaching different than Therapy?
Coaching is more forward leaning, looking at where you are now and clarifying values, priorities and creating actionable goals to help you create a balanced and fulfilled life. Therapy is better suited for processing the difficulties that arise from the past. If you are in a place of acute trauma, needing to heal pain, dysfunction and conflict, you would be better served by a therapist or counselor. If you are looking to deepen your satisfaction in life, want to achieve specific goals, and are committed to taking responsibility for your choices and actions, then coaching is likely a good fit for you.
What is expected of me?
We work collaboratively in a co-active partnership. Remember that you are the expert in the living of Your Life. Your job is to show up or call at the appointed time, to come with openness and be willing to stretch and grow in areas where you might previously have felt constricted or self-critical. Your job is to be fully present to the conversation, free of distractions and willing to put the energy into your session. The more fully present and accountable you are, the more you will get out of your coaching experience.