You are already a good coach because you value success above all else. You are talented and ambitions and want to be competent, productive, accomplished and dynamic. More importantly, you want to be good at what you do and to look good doing it. You see yourself as ambitious, competitive and industrious. Wanting to be first at everything, you keep trying until you reach your goal. Your high level of self-confidence, enthusiasm, and energy tends to have a positive effect on everyone around you. Always on the go and energised by starting new projects, you can achieve a great deal but are also at risk of over-stretching yourself. This journey is about stepping up to the next level 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 Excellence.
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 Gold Achiever, your journey to becoming a Soul Centric Coach is concerned with the ways you ensure you are always successful and never fail. Always on the go and energised by starting new projects, you achieve a great deal but are also at risk of burning out. As soon as you reach one goal, you are on to the next. As a result, it is difficult for you to relax, to stop over-excelling and become one of the team. You want others to admire you and tell you that you have done a good job.
You avoid failure, worthlessness, being second best or appearing as though you cannot accomplish what is expected of you. You can confuse your image with who you are at your core. This chronic self-deception can lead to you living a life where the ends always justify the means but leaves you with an empty or superficial emotional existence.
On the way to achieving your goals, you may repress or swallow your emotions, seeing them as speed bumps that slow you down. As you push harder and harder to complete tasks, you may even appear robot-like and ruthless because you have begun treating yourself like a machine. You have a tendency to be overly boastful and others can think of you as pretentious. Seeking status through approval, your attention targets performance and prestige.
In a coaching relationship, this could mean that you often find yourself:
Overworking your clients.
Over promoting your own success to your clients.
Setting goals that are too high for your clients to achieve.
Keeping your emotions off limits.
Seeking praise for your work as a coach.
Measuring clients' success in terms of outward appearances.
Becoming too action-orientated with clients.
What does becoming a Soul Centric Coach mean to a Gold Achiever?
By using your map, you will reconnect with the excellence at the core of who you are. This will mean you naturally feel more:
Grounded - as you overcome your usual desire to work so hard on behalf of your clients.
Relaxed - as you learn to set more realistic outcomes for yourself and your clients.
Courageous - as you naturally speak the truth directly rather than resorting to manipulation.
Alive - as you develop a greater sense of authenticity.
Accepting - of clients who do not appreciate your efforts.
Compassion - for where your clients are in their journey.
Trusting - as you understand that you are enough and that you do not need to prove yourself by working so hard.
Present - as you learn to just 'be' in the moment rather than rushing to the next project or target.
Content - as you learn to celebrate the small achievements of your clients.
Connected - as you learn to share more of who you are with your clients.
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.
Download your free map & guide for the Gold Achiever
Once you have had sight of your map you might also like to try a free guided meditation...
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