Do not go where the path may lead,
go instead where there is no path
and leave a trail.Ralph Waldo Emerson
Y-E-S! Coaching is an empowerment system about you and your dreams; it is also a developmental process that relies on your innate creativity and wisdom to lead you in the direction of your success. We begin your journey at a stage of multi-layered exploration where you begin to unearth old truths and cultivate new insights that begin to align you with a deeper vision of who you are and where you hope to be.
I call the first stage of the process the Yield stage because you are learning how to cultivate your inner resources and plant healthy seeds in your garden—seeds that will later yield a bountiful harvest of dreams fulfilled. You grow skilled in knowing what is real, practical and attainable. You also begin to align your goals with your authentic self and your inner values. In this stage, my job is to create a safe and nurturing environment for your new discoveries and to provide you with the right support and structures to help you keep moving forward.
In the second stage, you can articulate your goals, create a workable action plan, and carry it out in a timely manner. You begin to express yourself with greater clarity and awareness— and now you know how to realize your dreams. I call this stage the Embody stage because you have understood, digested and taken ownership of your dreams. Throughout this stage, my job is to keep you motivated and on track, and when necessary, provide new energy and insight so that your momentum is flowing along your selected path.
In the third and final stage, you become proficient in quickly recognizing your needs, and you can bring about desired outcomes by relying on the solid-footing of your recent accomplishments. At this point, you know how to integrate your inner resources and abilities with external situations and opportunities. I call this stage the Synthesize stage. Now you have begun to experience your life in the ways you had hoped and imagined. In this final stage, my job is to gently nurture and guide you, so that your arrival is not only successful but deeply empowering.
The overall benefits of the Y-E-S! coaching process culminate in renewal, balance and harmony in many areas of your life— benefits which further stimulate your creativity and connect you to your inner wisdom. From this vantage point, it is easier for you to see the big picture, maintain your balance, and act courageously. The world becomes your oyster— and the road to get there remains accessible and open.