First, let’s take a look at the definition of coaching.
The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering with you in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires you to maximize your personal and professional potential.
I define coaching as (1) helping you envision your best self by unlocking the answers that are already inside of you and (2) creating an actionable plan to become that best self you envision.
Second, let’s talk about VIS.
The VIS brand of coaching provides an overarching framework that we use to envision your best self and to build the action plans to get you there.
- Values: Exploring what you want
- Introspection: Paying attention to your mind, heart, and gut
- Storytelling: Crafting and speaking your truth
We start with the internal work of Introspection to understand your current Values. We update those values, as needed, to give you a personalized guide that you can use to achieve your best self and the life you want to live.
Although helpful for you, that guide won’t do much for anyone else. Thus, the final step is to translate that guide into stories that others find compelling. Remember that your story is only as good as its connection to others.