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Coaching is both a science and an art
10/1/2006 - Hilary Drummond and Anita Bakker, Southern Exposure Living Newspaper

What one thing could you do today that would make your life closer to the way you would really like it?

How many of us go through life on automatic?  We go through the motions every day and really don’t give conscious thought to who we are and who we really want to be?

In this new column, InnerView with a Coach, we will explore some of the ideas and strategies that we as professional coaches use in our practices.  We will share with you some of the concrete tips and ideas that we use to help our clients move forward in their lives.

Recently a client told me she wanted to get healthier but that something was stopping her.  She knew what she wanted to do but couldn’t seem to make the necessary changes.  She needed to exercise more and knew the steps to take, but found endless barriers. Just getting home from work in time seemed impossible.  The problem wasn’t about what she had to do, but rather how she had to be.  In our coaching sessions she identified what she really wanted her life to look like.  She then set specific goals to move toward her vision.  She made the changes she wanted when she started living with intention. Soon her life was much as she had envisioned and she had made the changes that were most important to her.

Coaching is a science that blends communication skills, knowledge and experience of life and business, with an understanding of psychology.  It is also an art that creates a life canvas on which the client can paint how they would really like to be.  Coaching relies on the skills of the well trained professional to help the client clearly identify where they currently are in their life, help them visualize where they would really want to be and then assists them in making a plan to get there.  We know that people are whole and capable and we help them remember what they already know but may have forgotten in the busy-ness of their lives.  The coach holds the client accountable for their plans and actions helping them move forward and assists them when they are stuck by helping them see new perspectives and possibilities.

Coaching is not therapy.  It is future focused and outcome oriented holding the client responsible for their own progress. It is a delicate balance between asking the right questions that will help shine the light in a place that the client has not thought about for a while and respecting the needs of the client. It is a collaborative process that we are passionate about and want to share with you!

What is holding you back from moving into the life you really want and deserve?

What one thing might you do if you weren’t afraid to move forward?

E-mail your questions and comments.

Anita Bakker ( anita@essentialsforexcellence.com) and Hilary Drummond (hilary@lecoach.net) are life and business coaches practicing in the south Okanagan.  They are both graduates from Royal Roads University and are committed to assisting others have the lives that they are meant to live.

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Remembering strengths is key to gianing self-confidence

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Approaching conflict personally

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Celebrating can be negative

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Impressions: Mutton dressed like lamb

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Hard time isn't confined to jail

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Brain Trails: Food for thought

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How the brain thinks

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The value of a "community"

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Programming Your Brain

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Know what you're really saying

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Time to stop fretting about what others think of you

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Forgiving yourself and others

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Doing what you really want to do

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Remembering who you are

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Communication 101: Alter Egos

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Make room in your life for fewer possessions

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Confronting the green-eyed monster

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It is what it is...or is it?

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Put your worries on hold

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This is not a dress rehersal

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How full is your cup?

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Logical, Creative or both?

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More Wagging, less barking

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Relationships: Determing what it is you really want

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Write yourself a letter for the new year

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Your Part in History

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Loving Yourself for who you really are

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What song do you want to sing?

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Taking an accurate measure of you

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Value of expressing genuine appreciation

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Having a conversation with your older self

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Living in Possibility: We often sell ourselves short

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Heed those stress warnings

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