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How Coaching Works
The Center for Balanced Living provides very personalized programs designed to fit your individual goals and schedule.
As a leader in the field of professional coaching, we work with you in career planning and development, while also looking at additional ways to help you find greater fulfillment in many areas of your life.
Information on individual coaching programs is found below.
Professional Coaching: A Blueprint for Success
A winning athlete depends on a coach for support, encouragement, energy, focus and a strategy for improved performance.
A professional coach can bring the same benefits to your life and give you the power to see past the clutter and confusion that may be limiting your success. It helps you to discover the passion, purpose and brilliance in you and make them the launch pad for your success in all areas of your life.
Through professional coaching, you can learn to emphasize your inner brilliance and create a successful, fulfilling and balanced life.
How Does Professional Coaching Work?
It is a partnering relationship that goes beyond simple lists and goal-setting systems to create for you targeted, one-on-one feedback and guidance to help you progress toward your business and personal goals.
We brainstorm with you to develop a plan for achieving what you want from your life and career — then work with you on a personalized basis, challenging you to stay on track and to stay committed to your own choices.
Action plans are then designed for you to follow through on your dreams. The techniques utilized in success coaching are designed to help you take responsibility for your own life in creating a career and life you love. Coaching sessions do not follow a strict format but are customized based on the needs and goals of the individual.
Stacey Mayo, the founder of CBL, has developed her practice through her own life experience, growth and research. Over the years she had identified and created her life’s work, her own successful business and a fulfilling relationship with her soulmate. This provides her a unique understanding of the various stages faced by each client in the creation of what is most important to them. She is also a certified career coach through the Rockport Institute, and a Master Certified Coach.
What do I have to do
1. As a client, you are encouraged to look at your life…career and non-career areas to see where they are versus where you ideally want to be. All aspects of your life are taken into consideration when identifying your ideal career.
2. It is imperative that you commit to having what you want in life. That is the only way it will happen. If you are unclear, commit to gaining clarity through the coaching process.
3. Be willing to take responsibility for your own success (and failure), communicate fully with your coach, have a positive mental attitude and have fun in the process.
One-on-one coaching provides comfortable conversations with a coach who knows what questions to ask to help you identify your passions, uncover the blocks that are stopping you, and guide you to go beyond those blocks to have a life that you love.
NEW! Two Formats to Choose From
Career Transition Coaching Sessions:
Includes 2 – 3 coaching sessions per month for approximately six months
Best for people who have a lot of fears or blocks in their way of making a decision
Get it Done: Virtual Ideal Career Planning Day
Includes, initial intake session, pre-work including assessments, virtual planning day with Stacey resulting in your top 3 career choices
plus BONUS 2 follow up sessions to refine to ideal career choice and decide on next steps.
Best for corporate managers and execs or those of you who are ready and want clarity now:
Both plans are done virtually – via conference call and advanced technology and include administration of Rockport Career and Ability test.
Want to start your own business but not sure what that looks like?
We can work with in a traditional coaching format or if you want clarity NOW, choose our
Click here to email us and schedule a free consultation to find out if coaching is right for you and determine what format will work best for you. The only cost to you is the phone call. Simply send an email and tell us a couple of times that work well for you, and we’ll schedule a phone appointment. Be sure to include your time zone.
Some Topics That Are Well-Suited to Coaching
Personal Career Development
The process used at CBL is truly unique. It’s a completely integrated process that encourages you to create a career in alignment with the whole person you are. Designed to foster introspection, it encourages you to get in touch with a career that will truly nourish your soul.
While the coaching process is not linear, we do integrate the following 10 steps for those individuals who want to change careers but are uncertain about their future direction.
The CBL 10 Step Process
1. Schedule a phone consultation to assess the ways that CBL could help you.
2. You then complete goals and background information to help us get a full understanding of your current situation — career and non-career. This is a key step in helping you clearly identify your goals and expectations.
3. Begin coaching calls with your certified CBL coach.
4. Complete Rockport Institute Career Test, which measures natural talents, aptitudes and personality.
5. Begin Reflections assessment/process to uncover passions from your life. This is the major tool used to uncover your purpose.
6. Write your purpose statement (with help from your coach). This is a single sentence that declares what you are passionate about providing in the world.
7. Look at other areas of your life and how they affect your ability to make a good career choice. Work to resolve reoccurring patterns and habits that get in the way of you having the success you want.
8. Clarify interests, gifts, skills, strengths, purpose and ideal work environment. Notice where there is overlap.
9. Brainstorm and research careers/business ideas in alignment with who you are as a whole person.
10. Refine career direction and formulate plan to transition from where you are now to your bigger vision.
Phase II of the coaching process begins following completion of these 10 steps. Like a coach during a game, CBL will continue to work with you to encourage and refine your efforts to achieve your stated plan. We continue to provide support and guidance, as well as revisit your stated goals and dreams to help ensure the success of this process. We will also work with you in the attainment of other life goals if so desired.
Click here to email us and schedule a free consultation to find out if coaching is right for you.
Starting Your Own Business
Regardless of whether you know what kind of business you want to start or still need some clarity, we can help you refine your idea, put structure and tools in place to minimize your learning curve and attain the fastest path to cash while making an impact in the world through your business.
Click here to email us and schedule a free consultation to find out if coaching is right for you.
If you are in business for yourself , you know how stressful it can be. You don’t have to push through it anymore. Actually that won’t work. We have developed a special platinum level program where we will spend a full day strategizing your big yes business idea and you will leave with a map of exactly what you need to do to make it happen in a way that works for you. Your coach will also help you sort through all your many ideas and focus on making the best ones happen, will brainstorm with you new and better ways of doing things, provide tools to move you past fears and monetary limits, learn how to market you biz in a way that is in integrity with your soul, encourage you to keep going when the going gets rough, support you in having a successful business and a personal life as well. To find out if our Peaceful Entrepreneur Program is right for you is right for you, go here to learn more and download free info.
Individuals need to be responsible for their own career development, whether they are within an organization or have their own business. You can no longer depend on your boss or Human Resources department to do this for you. With a coach you can learn how to:
- create your own success path and have time for a personal life as well
- more effectively manage your employees and your boss
- improve your communication skills to be more effective on and off the job
- tap into your inner brilliance, become a star contributor and earn more money without necessarily working more hours
- have more fun, and
- create brand “you.”
An external Coach is a partner whose only focus is on the success of their client. They are free from external influences and organizational forces that often face a manager. Many managers may also be great “coaches,” but an independent Coach can usually achieve greater results because of their neutral perspective and specialized training.
This service offers you an objective outside partner to help you manage the unique challenges of leadership in a corporate setting and clarify and achieve the goals you have set for yourself. I partner with you to be the best leader you can be while attaining a greater level of balance in your life. A coach acts as a partner and a sounding board. If desired, a 360 assessment or the Rockport Career Test and coaching can help increase your self-awareness. From here action and development plans are created to enhance your strengths and shift any patterns or habits that are not working for you and create new ones that support you in being more of who you truly are and in attaining better results. Coaching sessions are held 2 – 4 times per month to implement this plan while dealing with real life situations as they occur. This is a great retention tool for key players. Try it out with one of your executives or yourself for six months and see what a difference coaching can make for them and the bottom line of your business. Contact us.
Great relationships are important to your ultimate success and fulfillment. No one was meant to do it alone. Learn how to create and attract great, supportive relationships into your career and personal life. Learn how to ask for and receive help, delegate effectively, communicate the truth respectfully without offending others, accept others as they are and acknowledge them for their gifts which are different than your own, give unconditionally without feeling drained, set and maintain healthy boundaries and more. If you have not yet met your soulmate, we can even talk about how to attract him/her into your life.
Oftentimes when we are in the wrong job or relationship it erodes our self-confidence. To make changes that will lead to a life that is both fulfilling and healthy requires building that confidence back again. In the coaching process, you will learn how to identify your strengths again and find ways to emphasize them in all areas of your life, take small steps to regain confidence, learn how to handle life’s obstacles and have a partner who supports you every step of the way.
How do find the time to create a life you love when your life is already so full you don’t hardly have time to breathe? In the coaching process you can learn how to reprioritize your life in accordance with your values, focus on the things that are important to you and in alliance with your brilliance and say no to or delegate those things which are not. See how clearing out the clutter in your life and your mind will open up room for your creativity and more of what you want in life.
Coaching is easily suited for use over the phone. In fact, even clients living near the Center for Balanced Living take advantage of the ease and convenience of “tele-coaching.” Typically the first two sessions are scheduled for one hour each. These are the in-take sessions, where your coach really gets to know you and what’s important to you. We set goals together of what needs to happen for you to have what you want in life. After that, there are two to three 40 minute sessions per month. These sessions are shorter and held more often to keep the momentum going and assist you in going past blocks and obstacles to create what you want.
You will also be given “assignments” each week to complete. These “assignments” are suggested activities to increase the speed and effectiveness of your work with CBL.
Rockport Institute Career Test
This comprehensive 3.5 hour test measures your natural aptitudes and abilities and personality. It can be taken in the privacy of your own home and gives great insights into your abilities and why certain careers will be a much better fit than others. It is highly recommended that the test be used in conjunction with the career coaching process. However, the test can be purchased separately and includes a one-hour phone consultation with a career coach . Click here for more information on the assessment.
Many people experience fears or blocks when faced with making changes in their life that take them outside their comfort zone. When these blocks have a strong emotional component that cannot be logically talked through, I often use an alternative technique called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) as well as other very effective, non-traditional tools.
As people experience EFT, most report a profound easing of stress-producing emotions like anxiety and fear, anger and frustration, sadness, even cravings. EFT involves a simple process of tapping on stress-relief points (actually, acupuncture points) on the body as we talk about your issue. You do the tapping yourself and, as you learn to “tap away” the negative emotional charge, you’ll have a very effective tool to help yourself now and n the future. Now, rather than having to use willpower and persistence to push through a fear, you can tap on this fear and then often easily move through it.
I have used EFT to help people overcome fears about money, dealing with authority figures, public speaking, rejection, making calls dealing with difficult people, abandonment, lack of control and other stressful situations. It is even useful in helping with cravings and weight loss.