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Women ~ Health ~ Life: What Is Life Coaching Anyway?

What Is Life Coaching Anyway:  Some Distinctions

  1. Coaching is most often described as:

~ a partnership, thought partner, action partner, sounding board.

  1. The coaching relationship assumes that the client already knows what is their best solution.
  2. The coach’s role is to help clarify and uncover those solutions through observation and questions.

Coaching Outcomes

a.  The client is self-generating:  that is, beyond the coaching relationship, clients can integrate coaching principles for themselves to maintain perspective and create their own solutions independent of the coach.

This is the Enlighten Principle ~ shedding light to give focus.

b.  The client is self-correcting:  that is, clients are conscious of their own process so they can make adjustments to their communication, actions, and way of being in the midst of their lives.

This is the Empower Principle ~ accessing power through trustworthy relationships.

c.  There are long-term measurable results:  that is, objective observation confirms what the coach and client understand is happening.  The results are exceptional by the client and other’s standards.

This is the Excel Principle ~ achieving results beyond the imaginable.

Coaching Applications

Whole Life Coaching: A powerful partnership designed to forward and enhance the lifelong process of human learning, effectiveness, and fulfillment.

Benefits of Whole Life Coaching:

  • Greater sustainable results in less time. Goals!
  • A higher quality of life.
  • Stronger communication skills and relationships.
  • Greater self-esteem.
  • Better decisions making strategies.
  • Greater clarity professionally and personally.
  • Focus on a life values, a life plan, mission and vision.

Sources: The Excelerator Coaching Program and the International Coach Federation

 

In peace and mindfulness,

Zoey

Zoey Ryan BSc., PCC
executive ~ leadership ~ life coach for wise women

values based leadership & life coaching to set your heart on fire and soothe your soul!

Enjoy this special calming visual … with ‘blissings’ from Zoey

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
~ Mary Oliver from the poem A Summers Day

Women ~ Health ~ Wisdom: Personal Affirmation for The Day

Inspirational affirmation for a your day:

My heart is filled with gentle lovingkindness

Enjoy this wonderful day, my amazing wise women friends!

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In peace and mindfulness,

Zoey

Zoey Ryan BSc., PCC
executive ~ leadership ~ life coach for wise women

mindfulness based life coaching to set your heart on fire and soothe your soul!

Enjoy this special calming visual … with ‘blissings’ from Zoey

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
~ Mary Oliver from the poem A Summers Day

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Women ~ Health ~ Life: Holistic Health Tip

Holistic Health Tip: Try A Breakfast Blueberry Smoothie Recipe to Start the Day!

 

I slept in a little bit this morning and so decided that after my walk, I would make a super duper power smoothie instead of a fuller breakfast.  This is a recipe that our family has perfected over the years.  Enjoy!

 

Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie

soy milk, almond milk or cow’s milk

plain yogurt

1 avocado

1 banana

frozen blueberries

1 – 2 Tbsp. flax seed oil

1/4 c of hemp hearts

 

We mix it up with a couple of cubes of ice in the blender and viola!  It is perfect to start the day.  Of course you can mix it up abit by changing the types of fruit.  Adding the avocado is an essential part though as it gives the smoothie extra creaminess.  Give it a try!

 

Have a wonderful day mty beautiful friends!

 

in peace and mindfulness,

Zoey

Zoey Ryan BSc., PCC
executive ~ leadership ~ life coach for wise women

mindfulness based life coaching to set your heart on fire and soothe your soul!

Enjoy this special calming visual … with ‘blissings’ from Zoey

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
~ Mary Oliver from the poem A Summers Day

 

Women ~ Health ~ Life: The Importance of Friends and Community

We went to a fabulous party last night!

 

It was a 50th birthday and 25th wedding anniversary party combined.

 

Our daughter Savanna (now aged 22) has been best friends with Shanleigh since Grade 4 and it was Shan’s parents (Dave and Wendy ) who hosted the party and were the honoured celebrants. They went ‘all out’; with raw food appies, music and a festive funky, hippie kind of vibe.

 

Dave is a musician and has played in bands for many years. Dave and Wendy’s kids all love music and are talented musicians in their own right.

 

The party was a summer festival of live music from local musicians of all ages from the community and it was freakin’ awesome (as the kids say)! There was jazz and soul and new stuff, music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and more eclectic pieces.

 

I cried when Shan sang a song in French to her dad for his birthday! It was so beautiful.

 

We are blessed to live in such a special community with such amazing people!

 

in peace and mindfulness,

Zoey

Zoey Ryan BSc., PCC
executive ~ leadership ~ life coach for wise women

mindfulness based life coaching to set your heart on fire and soothe your soul!

Enjoy this special calming visual … with ‘blissings’ from Zoey

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
~ Mary Oliver from the poem A Summers Day

 

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Women ~ Health ~ Life: Nature & Spirituality

It is said in many spiritual traditions that sunrise and sunset are those times of day when the veil between the physical world and the spiritual world is the thinnest.

Personally, I find sunrise and sunset to be magical.

If I can, I pause and say a prayer of thanks and gratitude for all my life’s blessings.

I would like to share the photo of a magical sunset from the Gulf Islands of BC that I experienced last night.

In peace & mindfulness,

Zoey

Zoey Ryan BSc., PCC
executive ~ leadership ~ life coach for wise women

personal life coaching to set your heart on fire & soothe your soul

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
~ Mary Oliver from the poem A Summers Day

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Women | Health | Life: The Year and Soul-Sisterhood of the Traveling Yoga Pants – Week 6

This week, as I felt I was babying a virus that had come visiting, I chose to complete my week of yoga and soul-sisterhood at home, with my wonderful dog Teagan as my ‘soul-sister’.

I truly do find that when I do my home practice, our pets often accompany me with some stretches. Of course, they don’t wear their yoga pants and I am most often in my pj’s, however, we enjoy our practice together!

I usually do a slow flow sun salutation each morning and some restorative postures in the evening.

Teagan does a pretty great down doggie!

Here is a recent picture of my sweet dog!

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Women | Health | Life: Inspirational Quote of the Day!

InSpiriational Quote & Life Tip of the Day to help you live a life in balance!

 

Live fully
Create happiness
Imagine peace
Seek truth
Laugh often
Hope more
Inspire change!

From a wall poster !

Enjoy your glorious day dear friends and feel free to pass this on.

namaste

Zoey

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Women | Life | Work: Words of Wisdom for Women – Leadership Mistakes

 

I seem to be reading about leadership everywhere these days, and I love it!

I had a wonderful surprise with starting Steve Farber’s new book, which I down loaded on my ipad and started reading yesterday.  I don’t want to say much more, other than ‘do the same’ as I may spoil your surprise.  What I resonated with, in addition to the words, was a sense of Steve’s presence and the personal touch that made the experience of reading the book exceptional for me.

This morning on LinkedIn, one of the articles (from Forbes) was entitled “New Leaders: To Make Your Mark, Do Nothing” and it spurred my thinking to the area of ‘mistakes’ or ‘do overs’.

As a leader, I have made tons of mistakes and experience many OS!Moments!  One of my main mistake and the biggest thing I would like to ‘do over’, is to “do nothing” in an organization for about 6 months or longer.  This would give me a chance to get a sense of the culture, the people, the informal rules, the energy of the system, so to speak.  It would also clearly say that my personality, my energy is only a small part of the whole system and would speak to a collaborative leadership style.

I wonder too, if due to the gender divide and the history of an imbalance in women, success and power relative to our male counterparts, women are more afraid than men to make mistakes in leadership and err on safety?  Does being safe as a leader mean being stagnant as an organization?

I would love to hear from women leader’s as to what your main ‘mistake’/’do over’ would be!  Please share!  From our sharing, we can learn, grow and support each other!

in peace & mindfulness

namaste,

Zoey

Topaz Lotus Life & Leadership Coaching for Women

wisdom coaching to set your heart on fire and soothe your soul

 

Women | Work | Leadership: Words of Wisdom for Women Leaders

Women’s Leadership Tip

Continuing the discuss of the ‘being’ and ‘doing’ of women’s leadership…

Leadership can and should be crazy, magic, awful and wonderful, just like life!

‘What the double hockey sticks’ you may be thinking!

In life, coaches know that the messiness and hard parts are often the ‘gateways’ to amazing personal, spiritual and professional growth!

It is the same with leadership.

Steve Farber, extreme leadership guru and author of ‘Radical Leap: re-energized’ was a keynote speaker at the International Coach Federation Conference I attended in Las Vegas recently. Steve talks about the ‘OS!M’ and this does not refer to open source! He refers to the interplay of love and fear and encourages leaders to experience an ‘oh s#*t!moment’ frequently.

In my experience in coaching and in leadership, these moments are frequent and scary and authentic and real and edgy and if one stays mindful with the process, can catalyze transformation, personally and organizationally!

So, play around with OS!M this week in life and work.

Read more on Steve’s website, click on ‘Pursue the OS!M’

In peace & mindfulness

namaste,

Zoey

Women | Health | Life: Inspirational Quote for the Week – On Courage

 

 

Inspirational Quote of the Week – On Courage

Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering its a feather bed.” ? Terence McKenna

(from the School of Sacred Arts facebook page)

 

Have a powerfully, courageous week!

 

in peace & mindfulness

namaste,

Zoey

Topaz Lotus Life & Leadership Coaching for Women

wisdom coaching to set your heart on fire and soothe your soul

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