“The only way that we can live is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.” – C. JoyBell C.
What is a coaching relationship?
A coaching relationship is a safe, co-creative space focused on your agenda. We design our coaching alliance together. Creating such a partnership allows me to know how to be with you – meet you where you are emotionally, mentally, or intellectually. This alliance provides for you to trust the process and let it unfold. Consequently, our co-active coaching process will nudge you forward and allow you to move beyond what does not serve you. Sometimes crossing an edge happens with with a zing, sometimes with resistance; however always onwards.
My coaching style is based on my training with CTI – The Coaches Training Institute’s co-active model. Co-Active means the one being coached and the coach creating together, albeit in different roles. In CTI’s own words: “At its most basic, co-active means simply ‘being in action . . . together’. Or perhaps ‘being together. . . in action’.” The first relationship you are in, is you in relationship with yourself. I am also trained in Relationship Systems Coaching, originally built on the Co-Active model.
More importantly, your role is to bring your agenda to the session and be willing to dig deep for clarity and make the necessary changes to reach your short- and long-term goals. Some processes take longer to explore and unfold than others; and being patient with yourself while you move forward, is a virtue value along the way, (albeit not too patient).
I coach in English or Norwegian, in person, or online. One session can be great, and exactly what you need. Several sessions however, will deepen your learning and keep you more committed to holding yourself accountable toward your goals. It all depends on where you are and where you want to go. As the saying goes: commitment is sticking to your plan long after the mood you said it in, has left you.
What is the difference between coaching and therapy?
A rule of thumb is that coaching focuses on excellence and reaching your goals, and is present and future-oriented. Coaching focuses on the resources in you. Therapy is focused on healing emotional trauma and deal with disruptive situations, and is more past and present-oriented; focused on dysfunction. Read more here
Finally, your part is about your willingness to cross your edges or take that leap, and make those necessary changes. Are you ready to go to the edge?
– Christopher Logue
Come To The Edge
Come to the edge!
We might fall!
Come to the edge.
It´s too high!
COME TO THE EDGE
And they came,
And he pushed,
And they flew!