Clients tell me all the time that the coaching work with them is deeply personal which also helps them in how they lead their teams at work too and how they’re better able to handle things beyond their control.
I’m a Certified Integral Coach and also trained in advanced developmental coaching techniques that build greater self-leadership. This style of developmental coaching works with you from a whole human being approach – even when being coached in a work setting. Developmental coaching helps you understand yourself in a deeper way by building awareness and understanding to help uncover new possibilities for yourself to become self-correcting and self-generative to build long-term excellence in self-leadership.
So what does self leadership mean?
Self Leadership means living intentionally and fully from your core authentic Self—your true nature—beyond personality, narratives, and historical patterns of behavior. Self leadership is a WOB in which we face life’s breakdowns by empowering ourselves and activating our internal greatness to address these breakdowns. It helps us be more resilient and step more fully into life as who we truly are – without our internal naysayers taking over.
Some people think of coaching and inner work as self improvement. I would ask, what if nothing needs to be fixed, improved or changed? What if nothing is missing and we have that innate inner wisdom we need right within us? That is the work to be done in a developmental, explorative and compassionate way to build self-leadership. In our work together, we’ll discover or give acknowledgement to the parts of you that you may be ignoring but want to be seen, acknowledged and understood. This opens up more freedom and possibilities for you.
You may be wondering, how will this benefit me at work?
Cultivating our capacity for self-leadership helps us be better leaders for others in the process. It’s like the analogy of oxygen mask – put on your own oxygen masks before assisting others, that you hear every time you get on a plane. Before we lead other people we need to lead ourselves and our own life. Then we can help those we lead by empowering them to also realize their wholeness – which in turn helps the organizations we work for.
It’s not about a position or personality, experience or background. Self Leadership is developed and becomes our way of being. You don’t need to be in a management position to deepen your self-leadership. It will benefit you in how you:
•Engage in teams
•How you show up and present yourself, interact with those you work with
•Your confidence and communication.
•It helps build your self awareness, puts you in the driver’s seat of your life taking you off auto-pilot
So you can probably see that self leadership is also helpful in your personal life too since our inner world shapes us in all aspects of our life.
How developing your self leadership helps your personal life
We are the leaders of our own lives. Self-leadership helps us lead a more fulfilling life by helping us release the grip of the things that hold us back – most often self inflicted. Our inner critics and internal saboteurs that try to derail us – we’ll get to understand what they’re trying to tell us and protect us from in order to release them. This is really freeing and allows us to step more fully into life.
An important factor in the success of your coaching work is a support network whether it be a family member or close friend to share your new discoveries with and be supported by in this journey. They also challenge you in order to put what you’re learning into practice!
As your awareness deepens about yourself you begin to open up and share, you may listen more, show empathy, get over disruptions faster and your relationships change by deepening or dissolving. You’ll Gain clarity and a deeper sense of what is meaningful for you and what is not. You understand what you need to be happy and find more balance in life.
These are just a few examples of how self leadership coaching can benefit your personal and professional life.
Whether you’re feeling stuck, looking to empower your team, or have negative self talk happening in your head – self-leadership coaching can help you in your personal and professional life by helping you choose to respond in a different way and step fully into life. The work happens when you get compassionately curious about yourself in order to cultivate true self-leadership.
See the possibilities, you’ll be amazed what you’re capable of! It starts with You! I’m here to guide you through this journey to deeper self leadership.