Erickson Founder and CEO, Marilyn Atkinson, speaks with Atria Coaching and shares personal insight about the world of professional coaching.
Surely, they’re the same thing? Actually, there’s a subtle difference between team and group coaching that might not be immediately apparent upon first glance, and while they tend to fall under the umbrella of executive coaching to enhance professional development, they can also be utilized for almost any group or team session.
Professional life coaches can make a profound impact in people’s lives. Some stories we’ve heard from our Erickson-trained coaches are just too inspiring not to share.
“Tell me something great about yourself,” coach Valerie asked a group of addicts in recovery.
Six months ago, I thought that I had a good idea as to what life coaching is all about. On occasion, I had informal contact with a few successful local coaches via my networking circle, and have shared some great conversations with them about life and professional goals in general. Sometimes I felt inspired by what we discussed.
Do you ever find that, when you’re talking with someone, you’re planning your response before they've even finished their sentence, thought or opinion?
That’s what we call “Level One” listening - where you’re listening but in a distracted, less engaged manner. While you can still have a great conversation with someone, you can potentially have a much more valuable one if you focus on adjusting your listening style.
You'd be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't want to change for the better and be all that they can be. Those who succeed do so because they have the drive and put into place the actions that push that change forwards.
Sometimes we end up stuck in a cycle of procrastination that prevents us from getting to all the things we need to finish during the day. Often these can be minor things that aren't the end of the world if we don't get to them right away, but what happens when it's something far more significant, something that impacts your day, your life or your business in a much more noticeable way?
Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement. Invent your own life's meaning...and you'll be happier for the trouble.
“The Secret” is a book, movie, and movement about the Law of Attraction and how we can improve our lives by focusing on what we want in such a way that it is attracted to us. A huge part of the movie is the importance of maintaining positivity. Whether you have watched the movie, read the book, or not, one can’t deny the value that being positive can have on one’s life and goals, when compared to negative thinking. According to “The Secret”, thinking negatively attracts further or increased negativity, in the same way that a positive mental attitude attracts the positive to you.
Many people often ask us what it takes to become a professional coach. Whether you are looking to become Erickson Certified or International Coach Federation Certified, your path to professional coaching starts right here.