The Integrative Deep Coaching Philosophy
In my work as a therapist and coach, I have come to realize that each of us has a greater potential for personal growth, abundance, and happiness than we normally dream of. I've also grown to appreciate that the start of a truly fulfilling and successful life springs from the balance we sustain in our everyday experience.
We are heart, mind, body, and soul and each needs to be given the attention and cultivation necessary to grow to its potential. When we flourish in each of these areas and they are aligned and working together, supporting the other major elements of our lives in a balanced fashion. Only then can we achieve that balance and prosperity that we associate with the truly successful life.
Achieving this balance can be difficult with the myriad demands on our time and energy in today's complex world. This is especially true for those who are already high achievers. Although IDC clients have the choice of taking the fast track to reaching their goals, I believe that the best first step to effective coaching is a holistically based self-assessment of where you are in your life path today. Knowing where you are and ensuring that your goals are aligned with your dreams and values can enable you to make those changes that will bring about the greatest benefit.
At the core of good coaching is a good client-coach relationship. This relationship is built upon trust, mutual respect, and a common focus: realizing the client's goals, enhancing the client's life. The client's interests are paramount in this exchange.
The desired outcomes of the IDC process are the realization of optimized goals and a client's ability to be their own ultimate coach.
Copyright © 2002, G.S. Renfrey