How to set a solid foundation for success.

A long time ago as I sat in my corner office with views of Sydney Harbour bridge  and the Opera House, I realised I had achieved another long term goal.  It was very satisfying. It had been quite a journey. You know the scene. A very rewarding and healthy 6 figure income, company cars, trips, bonuses, junkets, status (whatever that means) .… Add to that nice home, friends, family.

I had everything I wanted. So why did I feel so empty? At first I was very successful at burying this niggling feeling. Each year I set some new goals and off I would go again. Achieve the goals then next December go through the same old cycle. Believe it or not I did this for several years. Finally, the pain became too much. That sense of emptiness. Success felt very hollow.

To relieve the pain, I needed to be courageous and take action.  To look beyond my achievements and seek a catalyst to get beyond that emptiness.  Surely there was more to life? I felt I was still far from reaching the climax of my life. There must be some goals that I had yet to set that would bring back that sense of achievement, meaning and fulfillment that I had experienced for all those years as I achieved my earlier satisfying goals.

So skip ahead a few years and my work with high achievers often is to help them overcome that same cycle. For more than a decade I have worked with hundreds of people, as their coach and what has become clear is that there is an important foundation upon which any goals must sit – if those goals are to be truly fulfilling and meaningful.

This is a game changer.

I have created a coaching course which is the first stage to unleashing the YOU that got lost somewhere along the way to achieving your successes.

The foundation course encompasses three key elements:

Your Values                   – know with 100% certainty what you value in all aspects of your life
Your Beliefs                    – know what you believe about the world, yourself, and others.
Character Strengths*    – know what character strengths are easy for you to tap into enabling you to work ‘in flow’.Iceberg Model

It is that time of year again when many (you or someone you know) are facing this sense of hollow success. You have much to acknowledge and celebrate for the year – AND you are asking yourself maybe one or more of these questions:

  • Is this all there is?
  • Why am I doing this?
  • Where to next?
  • What’s the point?
  • Or……….next year will be different!   IF next year is to be different what are you going to do or who are you going to be to ensure that next year is different?

As you can see by the Iceberg Model, this work is aimed at helping you embrace the essence  of who you are and what you want to stand for. It will help you clarify what you want and generate a pathway to regain the YOU that got left behind somewhere.

If this is you, now is the time to change. Use this end of year time and early 2015 to get this foundation firmly in place for you to build an amazing 2015 and beyond.  This new short course of coaching is focused entirely on helping you get that foundation in place. It is the first of the building blocks that will lead you to Meaningful and Masterful Living.

Don’t let another month or year pass without being courageous. Take action to see that you continue to achieve your goals AND have a sense of exhilaration as you achieve your goals.

After all, if nothing changes….nothing changes.

So here is the detail for the Foundation Course

Session 1: Clarify values and crystallise what each value really means to you.
Session 2: Clarify and understand what you believe about yourself and your world.
Session 3: Assess and understand your character strengths* and how you can leverage them.
Session 4: Integration – unleashing the power of all three elements by integrating these into your thoughts, decisions, goals and actions.

Sessions are 1 – 1.25 hours by phone or skype.

Assessments, reports and tools all included.

Support by email and phone between sessions

I know from requests and feedback from many that this time of year is a perfect time to start this kind of work. It really sets you up well for a powerful start to the new year.

There are limited places available for this new Foundation Course so it is first come basis.

Please apply for one of the  spaces by emailing me at gai@coaching.net.nz and answering these questions.

Your answers will help me understand if this foundation course is right for you. Thank you for taking the time to answer them. Your answers will remain totally confidential.

  • When it comes to setting and achieving goals what is your biggest challenge?
  • When it comes to feeling fulfilled and happy with your lot, on a scale of 1-10 what would you give yourself?
  • If you have not rated yourself a 10 above, on a scale of 1-10 how important is it to you to change this, and why?
  • What is the number one obstacle keeping you from solving this challenge and what have you tried?
  • What is the best email address and/or phone number to contact you on?

Total Investment for the Foundation Course: $1297** (**Plus gst if NZ based)

Small print

  • Sessions must take place between 1 November 2014 and 31 January 2015, or 8 March and 30 April 2015
  • Payment must be made in full before the first session.
  • Gift vouchers are available. What a perfect gift for the new year!
  • Sessions cannot be split between people. One person to complete the full 4 session course
  • Character Strengths* using the research and assessment tools created by the VIA Institute

 

Gai Foskett is one of two Master Certified Coaches in New Zealand. Gai specialises in executive leadership coaching.
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