You are already a good coach. Why? Because as a Teal Peacemaker you value inner peace above all else and want to be agreeable, peaceful, natural and comfortable. You value being calm, and if possible like to avoid conflict. Your clients see you as accepting, unassuming and laid-back. Considerate and gentle, you make clients feel comfortable and at ease. You are very accepting and readily empathise with clients, which means your company is often sought after. As the strong, silent type, you have the power of patience, persistence, and resistance, seeing yourself as having stamina and taking pride in your ability to endure. yes, you are already a good coach. But this journey is about stepping up and becoming a Soul Centric Coach.
Here is your map for the journey...
What is my map and why do I need it?
Your map is actually a physical map that you can hold in your hands which gives you the psychological understanding needed to become a Soul Centric Coach.
The outer layers of your map show you first-hand your everyday patterns of defence and armoured ways of being, whilst the centre of your map shows you the deepest aspect of who you are. The part of you that is undefended and free.
This aspect of who you are is for the most part blocked or buried, but is what you must access if you are to become a soul centric coach.
At the core of you is the essential quality of Peace.
How does it work?
Our clients are exposed to many gurus encouraging then to be authentic, courageous and true to themselves. They tell them they need to live in the now, detach from their thoughts or let go. There is so much about the what to do, but not many of these gurus teach them the how.
The My Map Method is your opportunity to learn and use a method that literally shows your clients the how. You will be able to hold the map to this journey in your hands and learn how it can bring you and your clients, fulfilment, peace, joy and freedom.
The map shows us highly specific psychological and spiritual insights into the ways we armour ourselves in patterns of thinking, acting and feeling that stop us being authentic, true to ourselves and live in the now.
But before using The My Map Method to work with your clients you must first tread the path yourself, if you are going to ask you clients to drop their armour you must drop your armoured ways of being and take a Soul Centric approach.
Taking a Soul Centric Approach is about not only learning how the map works but also about applying it in your practice. This requires you to learn The My Map Method.
Your journey to becoming a Soul Centric Coach
As a Teal Peacemaker your journey to becoming a Soul Centric Coach is concerned with your fear of conflict and your desire to keep life comfortable. This fear means you don’t want to be drawn into conflict or inner turbulence and avoid being pressured to react. Self-forgetting by nature, you repress your anger and neglect your needs in order to avoid the discomfort that comes with conflict. Retreating to your inner sanctum you may lose yourself in life’s simple pleasures, the needs of others, or the basic task of living. At the heart of your self-forgetting is a resistance to being deeply affected by life. You do not make effort in making contact with yourself or the world and you diffuse your awareness so that the full impact of reality does not touch you. Being shut down, overlooked and not included by others are among your greatest fears. Because of this fear, you would rather merge into someone else than run the risk of alienating others.
The average Teal Peacemaker sees themselves as nobody special, the modest person who stays in the background so as not to cause any inconvenience. At their core, they feel that their presence, options, and involvement do not really matter and are of no particular consequence.
In a coaching relationship, this could mean that you often find yourself:
Numbing yourself against strong feelings your clients may be experiencing.
Being slow to suggest or take direct action with your clients.
Avoiding telling the truth about your client's issues for fear of upset.
Making light of clients' issues.
Being insufficiently challenging.
Losing yourself in your clients' stories
Becoming frightened of going too deep with clients.
The journey to inner freedom means recognising and transforming these patterns of behaving, thinking and feeling so you find more space to be you! So that you can get back to who you were before the world got its hands on you!
What does being a Soul Centric Coach mean for a Teal Peacemaker?
By using your map to reconnect with the peace at the core of who you are you will find that you naturally feel more;
Visible - as you overcome your usual desire to disappear into the background and merge with your clients.
Fulfilled - as you learn to 'show up' and share more of who you are with your clients.
Authentic - as you learn to stand your ground and speak the truth.
Valued - as you come to know that you presence not only matters but is what does the heavy lifting in your coaching sessions.
Alive - as you work towards taking real action in the world with your coaching businesss rather than living in your imagination.
Present - as you live more fully in the moment rather numbing your feelings in coaching sessions.
Courageous - as you let go of the need to avoid your clients discomfort and pain.
Try it out...
Below is a short guide on how to use your map. Inside it contains a fuller description of who you are, a brief introduction on how to use the map in your daily life and a copy of your map. Once you have looked at the guide you might like to try the guided meditation, you will need your map open in front of you, so we suggest you keep the guide open on your laptop.
Now that you have sampled My Map to Freedom, please feel free to download our Soul Centric Coaching Programme brochure below.
My Map to Soul Centric Coaching
A learning programme designed to enable you to become a Soul Centric Coach
This exclusive programme has been designed specifically for you if you are an experienced coach or helping professional whose next step on your journey is calling you to elevate your skills to the next level. It has a very focussed mission. To show you how you can use My Map to Freedom as a device to tap into your Soul Centric Presence.
Using the map as a tool to tap into your Soul Centric Presence means you will be able to:
Feel confident and sure-footed in your journey as a helping professional because you have a practice which enables you to respond rather than react to your clients
Create the kind of space where meaningful inner work is invited and encouraged
Simply be present for your clients rather than feeling obliged to find answers and fix things
Trust and believe that you and your clients will get lasting results
Travel with your clients as far and as deep as they want to go.
Notice when you are being ‘triggered’ by your clients, and know how to return to ‘centre’
Transform your own patterns of closure and defence so you ‘show up’ as someone beyond your role
Co-create genuine working relationships