An Advanced Creating Awareness Technique To Use With Clients (some coaches may disagree with this)

The Skill of Creating Awareness is one of the most foundational – and also one of the most powerful – that you can use with clients.

Creating Awareness is literally the act of:

— supporting your client to see something about themselves and their situation that they were not previously able to see;

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— supporting your client in being able to acknowledge and accept something about themselves and their situation that they were not previously able to acknowledge and accept;

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— supporting your client in being able to more deeply embrace something about themselves or their situation that will help them become more confident, more clear, more able or more open.

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A Coaching Distinction to Help Create More Change for Clients

Things are feeling a little chaotic over here. I’m preparing to lead a 4-day retreat next week (it’s Retreat #1 for the folks in my Into the Depths Ritual and Facilitation Mastery training).

I’m also gearing up for some AMAZINGNESS coming your way about how to go deeper with your coaching skills (more on that coming very soon).

And…I’m going to see “Hamilton” tonight!!! I am soooo very excited.

During times like this, when things get really busy, my morning and evening rituals become even more important to help keep me sane and grounded. (Is that the same for you?)

This week’s blog post is a FB live that I did today. It’s about a really simple yet super important principle that will help you take your work with clients to the next level. Click here to view it.

I hope you enjoy what I share and would love to hear your thoughts!

With love,
Joanna

One of the Most Core Foundational Coaching Principles, Period

In my nineteen years of coaching, teaching, and facilitating…in my 10 years of parenting and working to raise daughters who are secure, confident and at peace…and in my many decades of being a human being communicating with family, friends, colleagues, and strangers…I have learned quite a bit about what it takes to hold space for deep growth, transformation, evolution and aligned action taking.

There is, of course, a lot that goes into this: mastery of questioning skills and listening skills and acknowledging skills and strategizing skills and reflection skills; mastery of working with resistance and working with fear and working with self-sabotage and working with Shadow. READ MORE

Lessons to learn [Part 5 of 5]

If you’ve been following along with my story in parts 1-4 of this blog series, you know I’ve had some more than a few bumps and bruises along the way over these last 20 months.

I’ve learned a lot.

I’ve had to learn that my work isn’t for everyone. I want everyone to love all that I have to share, to eat it up, to adore it, to be deeply deeply impacted by it.

But the truth is that now that I’m teaching about Coaching and Facilitation Mastery, now that I’m teaching about the skills underneath the skills to move clients through fears and work with their shadows, now that I’m teaching advanced tools for connecting more deeply and authentically with your clients and with yourself… this material is too sophisticated for 90% of the practitioners out there.

Not because it’s hard….but because it’s not flashy like “ how to do marketing funnels” is, it’s not glossy like “how to succeed with FB ads” is, and it’s not surface oriented like “how to make a million” is.

This work is for thoughtful individuals. This work is for individuals who are already pretty amazing at what they do. This work is for individuals who LOVE going deep and figuring out how to create better and better results with their clients. This work is for individuals who are willing to admit that mastery isn’t a destination, but instead a journey.

I’ve had to learn that it’s OK that I speak to a sophisticated audience. I’ve had to own that my work isn’t for everyone.

I’ve also had to accept that because the work I offer is so deep and because I am so committed to being fully present for each client & student that I serve, that I can’t offer it to a million people at a time. I can’t be one of those coaches that has 500 people in a program. My work is more intimate than that.

I will straight up share with you that I haven’t yet mastered any of this. I still sometimes feel pained when I get hate mail or criticized. I still sometimes get insulted and/or self-judgmental when people opt-out, both in my newsletter community or my Facebook community.

I still sometimes get frustrated when I have less engagement than I want. I still sometimes feel a little victim-y that I need to cap my courses at a certain number of participants.

But overall, I feel so lucky. I feel lucky that even with all of this, my programming still sells out. I feel lucky that I get to make an impact in so many people’s lives. I feel lucky that I get to be in my brilliance and use my talent.

I feel lucky that the ripple effect of my work is so big.

And maybe most of all, I feel lucky that I’ve been able to not only endure, but deeply evolve and transform from all of the bumps in the road. I’ve got some battle scars, but I’m a better person and a better leader because of all of it.

I’m grateful for all of it. And I’m grateful for you allowing me to share my story with you. By reading this, you were willing to look behind the curtain and experience deeper truth with me.

And that tells me a lot about you.

If you stand with me. If you stand for Mastery in your work. If you choose to embrace a beginners mind, stay humble, keep learning and expanding your self, your skills and your capacity… will you let me know?

 

Yes, I am with you Joanna!

 

Thank you for being on this journey with me.