As you develop your skills for being a Certified Life Strategies Coach, it’s important that you come from a grounded perspective with flexibility, persistence, patience, curiosity and creative thinking. In building relationships to create healing and success, the primary relationship has to be with yourself. Learning to be personally congruent is so vitally important to your success as a coach that this concept will be the focus of the first section of this course. By experiencing and incorporating the basic elements you will be using as a coach with yourself first, you then become a model for what you will be sharing with clients, employees, students, customers, and patients. The more solid you are in your beliefs and behaviors, the more you will be perceived as a competent guide and leader.
For excellent results in any of life’s endeavors, it’s important that you first choose models of excellence and technology that gets consistent results. You have already done this by selecting The Spencer Institute Certified Life Strategies Coach Certification Program to be your foundation for information and feedback while you develop your coaching and leadership skills. As you become an excellent craftsman, you will automatically deliver good results through practice, application and experience.
Each person entering this coaching program comes from a unique background and personal history that influences current interactions. With the information in this course, it’s now possible for you to become more proactive or “at choice” in living your life and building your career. From this solid foundation, you will then be able to facilitate others to be their personal best.
Defining Your Niche
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be eager to share with the world that you now have a unique skill, talent, or expertise. You may even already have an idea of what you want to bring to people to enhance their life skills. The more you are knowledgeable and confident in what you can offer the client, the more that congruency will come across to the client in the form of comfort and trust. It is important that you know what is your focus for change and what standards of interaction you expect.
As a coach, when you are clear on the guidelines for coaching and your intentions with each individual client, the sessions will bring more clarity, satisfaction, and results. There will be measurable goals that build confidence in your work once they are achieved.
Creating Your Personal or Business Mission Statement
Every organization or system has a mission, a purpose, a reason for being. Most of the time, the mission is why the organization was first created: to meet a specific need identified at some point in time. As a Certified Life Strategies Coach candidate, you too will identify a need for your services in a particular industry. As described above, you may have a niche in mind or a specific field in which you may decide to practice. The power and effectiveness of Hemispheric Integration communication concepts have no limitations as to whereas they are effective and are applicable in all aspects of life.
We encourage you to make the Hemispheric Integration Concepts and Technology an integral part of your life by sharing wherever you are influencing. These tools will enhance your effectiveness to practice in any field or niche you choose.
Regardless of where you plan to concentrate your application of the knowledge gained through The Spencer Institute, you will need a mission statement to inform the public and prospective clients of your clear direction and determination and how that will be a benefit to them. Because of the variety of different directions, you may choose to explore in life, you will
be creating two mission statements – a personal mission statement for yourself and a business mission statement for your career.
A good mission statement has an accurate explanation of what your business does, why it exists, and what it desires to achieve in the future. It articulates your businesses’ essential nature, values, and work. This information needs to be communicated in a sentence or brief paragraph that is easy to understand.
If your business will be operating in a specific niche, the mission statement needs to be free of industry terminology, abbreviations, and shorthand privy only to those in that field.
An effective and well-written mission statement should resonate with you as an individual as well as with what you do as a business person while communicating to your prospective clients exactly what results or benefits they may expect to gain.
A good way to create your mission statement is to address three key issues:
- What are the needs that you, as a coach, are able to address? Plainly stated, what is your purpose as a coach?
- What do you do as a coach to address your clients’ needs? This is the perfect opportunity to let future clients know how what you do is unique and tailored to their needs.
- What values, beliefs and intentions guide you as an individual as well as a business person?
The following are a few examples of mission statements and we encourage you to find even more examples that will guide and inspire you in creating a mission statement that fits for you:
Legal Office Administrator: (Personal Mission Statement in Business)
Bringing integrity, balance and equality to the Offices of Dillard, Smith and Wesson.
Personal Trainer: (Personal in Business)
To create an optimal training environment for individual success.
Fitness Educator: (Personal in Business)
To provide the best possible learning environment to encourage creative, intellectual expression while having fun.
Biomechanics Company: (Company Business) Guiding clients to their health and fitness goals with 3D graphics, Exercise Physiology, and Biomechanics.
Success Design International:
Teaching people how to use their brain to get what their heart want!
Now that you have seen a few examples, begin to create your own Mission Statement. Document your results. Take your time; begin with your Personal Mission Statement and the Business Mission Statement will evolve.
While you are at it, you can check out our other tips for marketing your coaching business.
That’s it for now!
If you are not yet a coach or want to learn additional coaching methods, review the entire list of certification training programs.
It’s that simple!