Welcome to the October 2022 Pistachio-Cassis Newsletter
Well, if all goes well (I’m talking about Covid-19 here!), I’ll finally travel back to France this month! I can’t wait to be in the same room as my family, catch-up with a few friends… and enjoy lots of French cheese and French wine!
As a teenager, I couldn’t wait to move away to start my own life, to explore the world and to follow my own path… Yet, I really like going back – for the family, of course, but also for the almost complete peace and quiet that surrounds my parent’s place: fields, trees, ponds, and more cows or chickens than human beings!
Now, let’s change the topic and look at step 3 of my 5 Steps to Empowering Yourself to Create the Life and Career You Want:
STEP 3. Create Your “Wheel of Life”
This is a follow-up to the September 2022 Pistachio-Cassis Newsletter.
If you’re not familiar with life coaching exercises, you probably wonder what this “Wheel of Life” thing is…
I had actually been doing something similar for a few years before realizing it had a name! Generally in January, I’d look at what was important to me in my life, how I’d like it to be in the long-term, then work backward to identify what I wanted to work on first in the next 12 months…
But let’s go back to the “Wheel of Life”:
- Start with identifying the most important facets of your life
- Then estimate / feel how satisfied you are with each of these facets
- And finally identify 1 to 3 facets you want to improve your level of satisfaction with
Obviously, as this is a life coaching exercise, there are quite a few questions leading to more self-reflection along the way!
Had I known about this exercise earlier on, I may have had a better “success rate” in the previous years…
Read more about this “Wheel of Life” in my LinkedIn article: Life Coaching: Not Satisfied with Our Life? Think “Wheel of Life”…
And if you want to know more about the 5 steps right now, click here to get the 5 Steps to Empowering Yourself to Create the Life and Career You Want guide!
Are you willing to spend a bit of time and look into what really matters to you, where you would like to be in the future and how satisfied you are with your progress to-date?
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Other News about Pistachio-Cassis Coaching
I’m happy to have had a couple more articles published by Brainz Magazine:
Throughout September, I revisited an older article of mine – “I’m a Woman in Construction – No Role Models? And So What?” – looking at what makes some of us go into industries knowing we’ll be in the “minority”, Especially if we don’t know of anyone looking like us doing something similar… If you’re in that situation, do you know what “made” follow this less travel career path?
A little more about Pistachio-Cassis Coaching’s practice…
In July, I introduced the “Empower Yourself Discovery Call” and the Sample Coaching Session, and in August I presented the services I provide (Services page now available): the Empower Yourself Package, the Jumpstart Package, and the Express Package.
But why you would want me as your coach? After all, there are a lot of life coaches around, offerings packages with a wide range of prices… What about because you feel that, based on my own overall personal and professional experience:
- I can relate to your own circumstances and what you’re going through right now;
- I can attentively listen to you and give you the space you need to develop your own reflection; and then
- I can use both my life experience and my life coaching skills to support you in your exploration journey, partnering with you along the way… and empowering you to create the life and career you want!
Check my Meet Your Coach page for more details about what makes me a coach uniquely suited to you and what you need right now!
Interested, or simply curious? Book a free 45-minute Empower Yourself Discovery Call! If you haven’t already booked one…
“Coaching Moments” We Can All Enjoy & Practice
If you follow me on LinkedIn, you may have seen these “coaching moments” already… but as it takes time (and practice) to create new habits, here is a recap. of the September 2022 “coaching moments”!
“Helping people means you’re robbing them of their ability to growth and have their own experience” – Neha
(Coacharya’s webinar “Coaching Colloquium Series - Evoking Awareness” dated February 18, 2022 – See Coacharya’s YouTube page)
What do you say to “not helping” someone, but instead supporting, partnering with, empowering them to find a way forward that suits THEM?
And what do you say to “not being helped”, but instead being supported, empowered to find a way forward that suits YOU?
“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for” - John A. Shedd
What does that quote means for each of us? What are we built for?
- To follow the path that opens in front of us?
- To follow the path that society (family, bosses, partners…) expects us to follow?
- To follow a path that we create ourselves – a mix of opportunities that are right in front of us, pass by or that we go look for, and probably a little of what “society” expects from us…
What’s your perspective?
“Secret” Life Coaching Techniques We Can All Use
If you follow me on LinkedIn, you may have seen these “secret” life coaching techniques already… but as it takes time (and practice) to create new habits, here is a recap. of the September 2022 “secret” life coaching techniques!
When someone uses a “coaching technique” to invite people to become clients - using coffee metaphors in “sayings” and “expressions” …
At the very least, this brings a smile to my face… and makes me want to sit down and enjoy a coffee! What about you?
So, everything’s been going well lately… Have you ever wondered if it was time for something wrong / bad to happen?
But what if “everything’s been going well lately” because you’ve shifted your perspective on how you look at your life? Like:
- Having a more positive mindset
- Looking at events in your life with different eyes
- Dealing with “obstacles” instead of just complaining about them
- Concentrating on the pleasures and benefits you get for doing something, rather than the difficulties in doing it…
And therefore there’s no reason for something wrong / bad to happen…
That’s why changing our perspective is such a great coaching technique!... Are you ready to change your perspective?
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