By: Crystal Thomas, M.A.
PATHWAYS COACHING MODEL
It is believed that every human being has a purpose on earth. For various reasons, people are unhappy, experience blockages, and feel as though they cannot seem to get ahead in life. Many people look outside of themselves to validate what already exists within. The premise of the illustration of the “Yellow Brick Road” (From the classic movie, “The Wizard of Oz” describes the path that most people are on to self-discovery where everything that is needed is within. Through Pathways Coaching Model, the coach maintains a stance of humility and in the moment to assist the client on his path to enlightenment, freedom, and purpose.
PERCEIVED: During this phase of the coaching process, the coach and client expore the reason for obtaining a coach. Through humility, coach is present and acknowledges, validates, and celebrates the client during this process.
ATTEND: During this phase, the coach uses ICF competencies and intuition to explore barriers, underlying beliefs, toxic beliefs, underlying automatic commitments and any other psychological, emotional, physical, and or spiritual hurdles. Through this process, the client begins to unravel the subconscious mind/heart in begin to see how he or she was operating. The client will gain self-awareness and there will be discoveries, “aha moments”, and the revelations. The client remains humble and present in supporting the client to identify their values and seeing how it aligns with their “true self.”
TACKLE: During this phase, the client is moved into action and maintains a stance of self-awareness as the client continues to be enlightened. The client identifies an action plan and begin to “tackle or exercise” this plan in their life. The client identifies structures to put in place that align with their goal to freedom. The coach acknowledges, encourages, and challenges the client towards freedom from their previous barriers. The coach also holds the client accountable to their action plan. This phase is critical s it is the process of transformation and renewing.
HEAL: The client continues transition in transformation of beliefs that align with their purpose and values. The client is well on their way to their outcome or purpose. The coach supports the client through ICF competencies to activate that is within. The coach is supportive to the client by continuing to provide unconditional support, compassion, and encouragement.
WALK: The coach continues to support the client by encouraging them to walk in the enlightenment. It is a myth and often “thought” easier to return to old habits and though patterns, then to move forward. Self-awareness is the thread throughout and the coach encourages the client to communicate and confess their experience as the continue to walk in the light (purpose). During this phase, the client begins to grow to a higher level of consciousness.
ALLOW: This is the phase of accepting and embracing the transformation process. The client is supported and celebrated. The client embraces his fears and experiences freedom through letting it go of the past. The client begins to stay in the moment. The client does not look back and continues to move forward into purpose.
YOU-NITY: The client is whole and in harmony with himself. The client continues to be encouraged by the coach to be in a posture of self-awareness and growth. The client no longer identifies himself with his past There is a reconciliation and the client begins to operate in his “true self.”