How Can I Help Facilitate a Journey of Identity and Purpose?
|A Natural Explosion of Light by Karen Grayburn.|
As a coach, I use a variety of methodologies to help my clients achieve their goals and live their best lives. The more powerful ones for use in business being: Mindfulness, LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, and Coaching.
Mindfulness: Anchoring Presence and Awareness
Mindfulness is the practice of knowing what is happening while it is happening without preference. By training our attention to focus on the here and now, we can detach from the incessant chatter of our minds and connect with the profound stillness that resides within. This practice fosters a deep sense of self-awareness, allowing us to observe our thoughts, emotions, and sensations without judgment. As we cultivate mindfulness, we gain the ability to respond to life's challenges with greater clarity, compassion, and resilience.
LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®: Unleashing Creativity and Insight
LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® is a facilitated methodology that utilizes LEGO® bricks as a medium for expression and exploration. It taps into the power of play to unlock creativity and uncover hidden insights. By constructing metaphors and narratives with LEGO®, individuals can externalize their thoughts, feelings, and experiences, gaining new perspectives on their personal and professional challenges. This playful approach fosters collaboration, problem-solving, and innovative thinking, enabling individuals to approach their goals with renewed energy and purpose.
Coaching: Guiding Personal and Professional Growth
Coaching is a powerful alliance between a coach and a client providing a supportive framework for personal and professional growth. Through a process of inquiry and reflection, the coach helps the client to identify their goals, develop a plan to achieve those goals, and overcome any obstacles that stand in their way. Coaching can be used to achieve a variety of goals, such as career advancement, personal development, and relationship improvement and to realize their dreams and aspirations.
Synergistic Integration: A Tapestry of Transformation
I have found that these methodologies can be used separately, together or as a combination to create a powerful and transformative experience for my clients. Mindfulness helps my clients to become more present and understanding of self and others. LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® helps my clients to explore and unlock their insights and ideas in a creative and playful way. Coaching helps my clients to develop a plan to achieve their goals and to overcome any obstacles that stand in their way. All three help my clients to deeply connect with their identity and purpose.
Here is an example of a how a client might use these methodologies:
A client comes to me with the goal of finding identity and purpose for themselves, their team or their organisation.
- I start by using Mindfulness to help the client to become more present and self-aware of their thoughts feelings and bodily sensations.
- Then, I use LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® to explore identity and purpose by untapping into their subconscious mind to gain insight and reflections.
- Finally, I use coaching questions to help the client to develop a plan to achieve their goals and to overcome any obstacles that stand in their way.
Through this process, the client is able to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their purpose in life. They are also able to develop a plan to achieve their goals and to overcome any obstacles that stand in their way.