Conscious Coaching – Three Keys To Being A Better Coach, Counselor or Therapist

Having done a lot of spiritual/executive coaching through the years and with some degree of success, I wondered what the keys were to being an effective coach/teacher. Of course, in working with people in accelerating their professional or spiritual growth, the courage and commitment of the student are probably the most relevant factors.

Spiritual growth means expanding beyond whatever beliefs and realities our minds have created and exploring the unknown. As we all know, venturing into the unknown can be a little disconcerting and often requires a little courage. Be it for executives or stay-at-home moms, courage to face our fears is a key to change and growth. No matter how obvious the need for change and growth, the natural tendency is for us to hang on to what is familiar and comfortable.

The Need for Discipline

Then comes discipline and commitment. Proactive self-growth becomes a practice, usually including a daily practice to quiet the mind. The commitment to practice regularly is a part of raising consciousness and executive growth. Even when progress is made, without practice, the unruly mind will surely pull us back into the old ways, yes?

The Big Three

Still, once we move beyond the courage and commitment of the student, what are the tools that appear to work best for my clients? It turns out there are three. I call these the Big Three for professionals, both at work and home:

  1. Use CTypes as the primary methodology in working with the student/client. CTypes determine how each of us thinks and, of course, our thinking creates our realities. People come to professionals because they want assistance in dealing with issues in life. Those issues are created in life when any of us does too much of our Natural CType thinking. As a Scorpio CType, my life falls apart when I do too much Scorpio CType thinking. The realization that the source of a client’s issues is doing too much of their Natural CType thinking is a huge key in my being able to assist them.
  2. As a coach or teacher, my natural tendency is to project my CType thinking on to my clients. This is a mistake. My students don’t think like I do and they don’t create the problems in their lives the same way I do. This means that, when working with a student, I must keep a close watch on my own mind so that I don’t filter or project my Scorpio CType thinking on to my students or clients.
  3. Finally, CTypes tell us that the solution to any problem is a move toward our CType Opposite thinking. My experience indicates that there is nothing more powerful that we can do for our clients than assisting them in moving toward their Opposites.

As a Conscious coach, counselor or therapist, consider including CTypes in your practice and using the Big Three to enhance your ability to best assist your clients.

PS. To learn more about CTypes, three new CType trainings will soon be available. They are:

  1. Introduction to CTypes (online – for anyone who wants to learn more about CTypes)
  2. CTypes in Professional Practice (online – designed for coaches, counselors, therapists and teachers)
  3. CType Teacher Training Certification Program (3-days onsite – designed for people who want to teach CTypes. This Program is designed for Professionals, Teachers, Leaders & Managers, HR people or anyone who wants to go deeper into using CTypes to solve problems, build teams and heal relationships, both at work and at home. Linda and I are very excited about these new trainings.




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