Coaching is about you as a whole person: your values, goals, balance, fulfillment, and life purpose.Whether working with groups or individuals, the following resources offer powerful tools to deepen your experience and support real and lasting change. Please feel free to explore.
The Wheel of Life: to help you see how balanced your life is and to set goals.
Professional Assessment Wheel: this contains eight areas that together represent one way of describing your professional life as a whole. This exercise measures your level of satisfaction and range of expression in these areas as a snapshot in time. As you work through this assessment, you will find areas where you can acknowledge yourself for the success you have created and areas where you may want to improve your level of satisfaction.
Questions for Self-Reflection and Setting Goals: this is a shortened version of the intake questionnaire all my clients fill in when they start coaching with me. They help you identify your major goals and offer an opportunity for powerful self-reflection.
Goals Template: this will help you set intention and stay on track. Start by choosing up to five areas of your life you would like to focus on (a good tip is to consider how you might like to move one of your core values into positive action). Then specify how, what and where you will do this, and finally how you will measure success by a certain date. This is a great first to start breaking down those goals into week-by-week action. Review regularly!
Ten Daily Habits: it takes at least 30 days to lock in new habits. Support yourself during the first month with this progress tracker.
Prioritization Grid: Also called the Eisenhower Grid after the US General and President who is credited with noting that what is important is rarely urgent, but that we confuse the two. Next time you are feeling overwhelmed and answering emails as they come in, rather than prioritizing what is really matters, use the grid here as a tool to help you sort your to-do list more helpfully.
Emotions Body Map: If you've ever felt your stomach lurch from anxiety, your heart palpate with fear or your face flush with excitement, then you realise that emotions cause strong physiological reactions. This is perfectly normal and an automated evolutionary adaptation. I work with clients to better understand their embodied responses to thoughts or situations and so to know what's really going on and what they really care about--it's often a more reliable indicator than the rationalizations that our minds can churn out. This map of common physiological responses is a good starting place.
Self-Compassion Exercises: we drive ourselves to exhaustion and burnout in the belief that being hard on ourselves is the key to success. This stress activates our autonomic fight-flight-freeze system with negative impact on our physical, mental and emotional well-being. Self-compassion exercises activate the soothing limbic system and give us greater peace of mind and resilience. I have witnessed remarkable transformations in people, including those experiencing stress and in leadership positions by using some of these exercises from Dr. Kristen Neff. Compassion Focused Therapy is now recognised the world over as highly effective and is now used in the National Health Service.
Authentic Happiness: Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. Here you can access questionnaires you can use to identify your signature strengths, your levels of gratitude, compassion, grit, optimism, work-life balance and much more.