There is a distinction between working with the client to identify overarching dreams, goals and desires for the client, and identifying focus (agenda) for each session. There are few things key to this process and you may consider what I am sharing with you for your client sessions as well as for imagining your coaching business. Every new, requires going through creative process otherwise, it will fall flat and less inspiring for all involved.
When you consider about long-term vision (I avoid using the term goals here since turning a dream into a goal require more specification and specification gets you out of the creative process), you need to have a deeper understanding of your current values, your strengths, your passions, and what moves you in life. So that these ingredients can be infused into what you wish to create, and animate your vision.
We cannot create that we cannot imagine. Therefore dreaming process requires some sort of relaxation to hush the “naysayer” part of you. Once you have a very animated dream that you can almost see yourself in it, then you can start building the bridge between that dream-state and your current state reality. There are few techniques that help for that such as star living some part of your dream state reality in your current reality and bringing that to the forefront of your consciousness. This process increases one’s ability to trust one’s self to create the dreamed reality. After that one can turn the rest into actionable goals and plans.
Here is a resource that I created in Kindle format to support this reflective dreaming process:
Tijen Genco is a certified Professional and Life Coach. Her client portfolio include C-Level senior executives, division heads, and chiefs of staff across wide variety of fortune 100 companies; country managers of non-profit organizations; entrepreneurs, lawyers, and seasoned coaches.
Tijen holds Master of Science degree in Management with concentrations in Organizational Behavior and Coaching from the University of Texas at Dallas. She has obtained Master Black Belt in Lean/Six Sigma Productivity Improvement Methodology from Merck Sigma Center of Excellence. Tijen’s engagements as trusted advisor and management consultant have resulted in multi-million dollars in productivity benefits for fortune 100 companies.
Tijen holds certification in various Yoga methodologies, Pilates and Meditation. As a wellness coach she has been instructing mind-body classes at prestigious clubs in the US since 2008.
Tijen specializes in Executive Coaching, Organizational Development and Cultural Transformation along with Process Excellence. She provides individual as well as group/team coaching and workshops to corporate clients and private audiences worldwide.
Tijen is passionate about social issues and participates in Social Responsibility efforts. She extends her specialty of cultural transformation and behavioral changes in the healthcare industry to non-profit organizations for enabling desired behaviors towards better health. In 2013, she served 3 months in India helping to improve the quality of Maternal Health services in the rural areas, coaching non-Government Organization resources.
She has served at the board of International Coaching Federation (ICF), Philadelphia Chapter, as the VP of Education and Professional Development. Along the side of her coaching business, she is chairing the Global Executive Coaching Community of Practice of ICF, and instructing mind-body classes.
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