The Golden Wheel Coaching Programmes

e4bc41f6-7f4d-41ec-899b-1d49fcde581bIn all heroines’ (and heroes’) journeys a wise guide features in the story at key turning points.  This is where coaching enters your story. At some stage in our heroine’s or hero’s journey in business “Groundhog Day” is far from being a fantasy.  We live the same day over and over again; not necessarily because we want to, but because we don’t know how not to.  We don’t know what’s in the way and how to do things differently.

Here’s the deal: personal challenges start with us – taking time to nourish ourselves – without which steering your business becomes a stressful, a constant struggle and we can often end up travelling in the wrong direction. The nourishment you need is time to reflect, review and relax. And here’s the sweetener: life tells us when we need to drop anchor in a safe harbour.  We may choose to ignore the message, but that’s another matter entirely.

If we’re paying attention, we’ll notice that we feel like this:

When you’re stuck

In a rut

With a belly

Full of jelly

That turns you inside up

Take a drop of joy

These are lines from my poem ‘Shout the Sun’.  My prescription’s right there in the last line: ‘a drop of joy’.  That’s what I do.  I lead you into your creative space using The Golden Wheel to examine the dynamics of your business or nourish yourself and often both.

Here are some of the challeges that occur in your heroine’s – or hero’s – journey:

  • you’re feeling stuck and uncertain of your direction

  • your energy is down and you need to recharge your batteries

  • your personal vision is not in alignment with your business’s

  • you need to reflect, find a new perspective

  • leadership issues – gender, confidence, stewardship

  • integrating your spiritual beliefs and practices with your business

No two people are the same which is why my coaching and mentoring programmes are bespoke.  They may have a set process with The Golden Wheel at its heart, but they’re tailored to meet your needs, skill sets, and outcomes.

I offer two ways to nourish your business :

The Golden Wheel Transition Programme:

We begin by exploring and identifying where you are now, where you want to be, and what’s blocking you. Then in the creative space, without which no new thinking can emerge, together we explore:

  • Identify personal blocks, overcome fear and seek new behaviours

  • Find clarity for key business issues

  • Tackle any areas where lack of expertise is an issue

  • Source new resources

  • Look at the challenges of being in transition

  • Release stress, energise and inspire you

The Transition Programme lasts for 12 sessions, preferably weekly. The eighth usually heralds the arrival of a significant turning point.  After we’ve finished whooping and hooraying, we continue to ensure everything is flowing and going well til the completion of your 12 sessions.  After that there is the follow up with e-mails and phone calls (2 hours) and then a review session 4 weeks later.

 The Golden Wheel Bespoke Coaching

The focus is determined by what you to nourish:  yourself, your business or both.  The length of the programme is determined by that.  I recommend a minimum of 4 sessions.

We begin with the ‘bigger picture’ using The Golden Wheel as the map.  This provides an overview of where you are now, what issues you’re experiencing difficulties with – uncertainty, isolation, perspective; work/life balance; the direction of your business, expanding your marketplace, communications -  are some for instances and then together we source the solutions and actions needed to ensure that you continue to move forward to your chosen destination and continuing profitability.

Bespoke coaching is face-to-face, by e-mail, phone and Skype. Fees are by agreement depending upon the length of the programme and its content.

Free Discovery Session

It’s important for both of us that, right from the very beginning we build rapport – that quality that can be so elusive in the everyday, but is absolutely fundamental in coaching.  Also, because we’re going to be travelling together, I like to make sure that we’ve got the basics covered: departure point, arrival point, intervening obstacles.  So we begin with a no commitment free Discovery Session during which you experience the coaching and mentoring.

The Creative Space

I’m an in-the-moment woman by nature; also an in-the-moment coach by choice.  I genuinely believe that working together in the same physical space facilitates creative change.  And when I say ‘physical space’, I don’t just mean the four walls of a room.  We’re embarking on a journey together, and the scenery we pass through has a role to play.  That’s why we’ll sometimes be in the great outdoors, inviting nature to nourish us as we go.

“But if I truly hear you, if I listen and connect with you, you may be able to hear yourself say something which gives you insight.

 Listening is a communication skill that can be learnt.  I offer ‘the art of listening’: one of my gifts.  Listening is about inhabiting your clients’ landscape and exploring it with them.  What their perspective is on the issues and why they behave or believe as they do.

We have two ears and one mouth and that’s the ratio I use in listening to my clients and a formula we all need to follow.  The Art of Listening is like being a radio – I tune into which ever station my client needs me to listen from for what ever stage they are on in their journey. :  I listen to language – the script you use to communicate with; your energy; body language which will reflect the former; help you uncover your inner scripts by which you live by and which contain your beliefs and behaviours.  The Art of Listening applies as much to your business as it does to your life.  Here I tune into the experience station – think Radio 4! – and delve into my bag of expertise.

Intuition

My intuition is fine honed from more than 21 years of meditation and personal development.  I follow my intuition, wherever it takes us, which together with my experience and The Golden Wheel and The Diamond Compass – a guide to balancing your energy - secure in the knowledge that these and the pole star guiding my intuition will always be what’s in the best interests of my clients.

For one-to-ones, I work with M.D.s of SMEs, creative professionals, entrepreneurs, and executives who find themselves in need of nourishment in order to be their authentic selves, deliver their best performance and arrive at the success they seek.

Call me for an informal chat or to book your free Discovery Session on

07772 464672 or e-mail me at louise@shoutthesun.co.uk

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