Co-active Coaching Model

I met here in Nairobi with a coach named Doug Timberlake, who explained his model of coaching, called Co-Active Coaching, to me.

In Co-Active Coaching, the client and the coach work toward a client-driven agenda of life fulfillment, balance and living in the now.

The four foundations are:

- the client is creative, resourceful and whole

- the client’s agenda is key

- we are dancing in the moment

- it’s about the client’s whole life

The principles of co-active coaching are:

- fulfillment: find out their values, and the sabateurs of those values

- balance: when a client is stuck in the impossible, help them find a new perspective (the Mango perspective, for example)

- process coaching: emotions are in the now. Use a lot of metaphors. let people BE with their emotions, go down the tube into the sewer with them until something shifts in their perspective.

check out his web site at www.livedogmedia.com.

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