ELEMENT 8 COACHING Q&A
What is Integral Coaching?
Integral coaching is a comprehensive, balanced approach to personal development that addresses a slice of life as a segment of the whole. The process incorporates multiple assessment tools to arrive at a fuller and more accurate understanding of an individual’s strengths and insights, obstacles and blockages. Integral coaching incorporates a customized action plan with measurable results to guide the coaching process.
What does the name ELEMENT 8 COACHING mean?
The elements of nature are the building blocks of life. They are the foundation of who we are and how we function in the world. Integral Coaching approaches each element to restore integrity and reclaim original purpose and therefore strengthen the whole.
The number 8 embodies the flow of life’s infinite journey. As one circle traces where we have been, the other outlines where we are going.
ELEMENT 8 COACHING is an homage to the elements of life that make up the infinite, kinetic metamorphosis of the human spirit.
What is the difference between a therapist and a coach?
In basic terms, therapy deals with uncovering and healing, while coaching focuses on discovering and creating. Although effective coaching often uncovers realizations which provide healing, that is not the immediate goal. When appropriate, ELEMENT 8 COACHING works in conjunction with a therapist or recommends one when it will support the client’s developmental goals. (Prior therapy is not necessary before engaging in the coaching process.)
How long does a coaching program last?
Change is a process; it takes time to establish new, healthy patterns. All development plans are designed for a pre-determined length of time with a set of proposed outcomes. Depending on the goals, a development plan may take from three months to a year with regular assessment and check-ins throughout the coaching engagement. Flash Coaching may be available in specific instances.
Where does Integral Coaching take place?
Coaching may be held over the phone, in a client’s corporate offices at retreat locations or in person at ELEMENT 8 COACHING.
How is Integral Coaching measured?
ELEMENT 8 COACHING works with clients to clearly define their intended purpose, then designs a personalized development plan with proposed outcomes for the coaching process. Progress can be directly measured against those pre-established goals.
What areas of life does Integral Coaching investigate?
Integral coaching looks at the whole through the parts and the parts through the whole. Through this methodology, ELEMENT 8 COACHING explores the intellectual, emotional, physical, spiritual and relational realms as well as beliefs, values, family, work, community and environment. ELEMENT 8 COACHING identifies a client’s core topics and determines how they touch multiple aspects of their life.
What do you mean by ‘spiritual’?
The word ‘spiritual’ is often misunderstood as associated solely with religion. Per Webster’s Dictionary, ‘spiritual’ means ‘of or pertaining to the spirit, the soul, and things that matter’; for example: time in nature, meditation, prayer, volunteering, living a purpose-based life. Regular spiritual practice is a powerful component of growth as it naturally boosts your inner power and allows you to awaken to a deeper understanding and quality of life.
How do I know if ELEMENT 8 COACHING is for me?
If you answered yes to one or more of the questions on the Home Page quiz, you will gain increased personal power and lasting benefits from Integral Coaching. If you missed the quiz and would like to take it now, click here. If you would like to further explore the possibility for change, contact ELEMENT 8 COACHING.