Coaching is the process of helping another person to perform at the peak of his or her abilities. It involves drawing out that person’s strengths, helping the person to overcome internal resistances and interferences, and facilitating him or her to function as a part of a team.
Historically, coaching has been typically focused toward achieving incremental improvement with respect to a specific behavioral performance. Generative coaching, however, involves helping people evolve at an identity level and achieve outcomes that are completely new.
The core focus in Generative Coaching is creativity: How do you create a successful and meaningful work life? How do you create great personal relationships? How do you develop a great relationship with yourself—your body, your past, your future, your wounds, and your gifts? These are the basic challenges in leading an extraordinary life, and Generative Coaching offers a way to succeed at them.
Generative change means creating something beyond what has ever existed, whether in personal or professional life. It is not merely a cosmetic change, but a contextual shift that allows new levels of mastery. Generative Coaching assumes that reality is constructed, and that this creative process can be mindfully engaged for positive outcomes. To do this, a person’s state of consciousness is the difference that makes the difference: The outcomes a person produces are only as good as their state. Generative Coaching teaches you how to build the generative states, for yourself and others, needed to make dreams come true. It then focuses on how to maintain these states in dealing with whatever challenges arise on a creative journey, so that new and meaningful results can occur.
The practical process of how to do this is the focus of this course. The program will combine tools of Robert Dilts’ Success Factor Modeling and Stephen Gilligan's Generative Self to help people reach their deepest potential. Gilligan and Dilts will present their six-step model for producing generative change:
(1) Opening a COACH (generative) field
(2) Committing to an intention/goal
(3) Developing a generative state
(4) Taking action
(5) Transforming obstacles
6) Establishing Practices for continued growth and change
This training is highly practical and deeply experiential. You will develop the creative competencies to coach exceptional success. This integration of Gilligan and Dilts’ lifetime work will help you to produce powerful and positive results.