Coaching you to perform at your best
All of our coaches at Ikigai Psychology Clinic are trained Psychologists who can support you with achieving your goals, enhancing your performance, and maximising your potential.
Coaching is commonly applied in various contexts, including personal development, professional growth, creative pursuits, business, sports, and education.
Coaching can be a valuable and transformative process that helps individuals clarify their values and set goals that align with their purpose and drive.
Coaching can be a space where you receive feedback, learn new skills, re-organise your life and set intentions to mindfully construct a better future while learning to build healthier routines.
What is Ikigai Coaching?
Supporting your growth
Ikigai Coaching can help entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, freelancers, creatives, performers, professionals, students and small business owners clarify their values, identify challenges, and set goals that align with their purpose.
Ikigai Coaching is a deeply personal approach considering the practical and emotional elements of living your life while working professionally.
Ikigai Coaching can support you in learning to live within your natural rhythm without feeling stuck with rigid routines.
Coaching is typically focused on helping individuals set and achieve specific goals. These goals can be related to personal development, career advancement, skill improvement, or overcoming challenges.
Coaching often involves taking concrete actions to move toward the desired outcomes. Coaches assist clients in identifying steps, strategies, and solutions to progress toward their goals.
Coaching often takes a holistic approach, considering various aspects of an individual's life or an organisation's dynamics. It may address not only professional goals but also personal development, work-life balance, and overall well-being.
Common misconceptions about coaching
1. Coaching is the same as therapy or counselling:
Coaching is presently oriented and focuses on achieving and setting future goals. Like therapy, coaches may identify how past patterns of behaviours may have led to specific blockages; however, the main focus is focusing on the present rather than going deep into the past. All of our coaches at Ikigai Psychology Clinic are trained psychologists. Your psychologist/coach may suggest counselling if they identify during your coaching session that there is a deeper root cause for your issue that you need to address.
2. Coaching is only for executives or high-level professionals:
Coaching is not exclusive to executives or high-ranking professionals. It can benefit individuals at various stages of their careers and in different life situations. Coaches work with people from diverse backgrounds and levels of experience.
3. Coaching provides all the answers:
A coach's role is to guide, facilitate, and provide only some answers. Coaches help clients explore their thoughts, feelings, and solutions, fostering self-discovery and empowering individuals to make informed decisions.
How Coaching Can Help
Clarity of Goals
Psychologist/Coaches work with individuals to help them clarify their goals and objectives. Through focused conversations, clients can better understand what they want to achieve and develop a clear action plan.
Better Work-Life Balance
Coaching can assist individuals in finding a balance between professional and personal life. This can involve setting boundaries, managing time more effectively, and prioritizing activities contributing to overall well-being.
Coaching encourages self-reflection, helping individuals become more aware of their strengths, weaknesses, values, and beliefs. Increased self-awareness can lead to better decision-making and personal development.
Coaches hold clients accountable for their actions and commitments. This accountability fosters a sense of responsibility and helps individuals stay focused on their goals.
It's important to note that the effectiveness of coaching depends on the willingness of the individual or team to engage in the process actively. A strong coaching relationship, built on trust and collaboration, is often crucial to achieving meaningful and sustainable results.
Connecting to Purpose
Coaching identifies and aligns one's actions, goals, and values with a deeper sense of meaning or purpose in life.
It involves reflecting on core values and aspirations.
Phases of Coaching
Establishing the Coaching Relationship
Building Rapport: This phase involves building rapport, setting expectations, and creating a safe space for open communication. You and your coach will set intentions for the coaching process.
Assessment and Discovery
Self-Reflection: During this phase, you will identify strengths, values, goals, and areas for improvement.
Identifying Values: You will learn to connect with your purpose and discover your underlying "why" to life. Values are fundamental beliefs or principles that guide an individual's behaviour, decisions, and actions. They represent the core aspects of what is important and meaningful to you. By identifying values, you can understand what is influencing your priorities. Understanding your values can provide a framework for decision-making and goal-setting.
Goal Setting: you will set clear, specific, and measurable goals. These goals become the foundation for the coaching process, providing a roadmap for progress. A part of this process is learning to set goals that align with your values and identity.
Identifying Patterns and Beliefs: you will learn to become aware of patterns of thinking, behaviour, and beliefs that may influence your current situation. This awareness is crucial for making informed decisions and initiating change.
Exploring Perspectives: You will explore different perspectives, challenge assumptions, and consider alternative ways of approaching challenging situations.
Developing Strategies: You and your coach will create actionable strategies and plans to achieve the identified goals. This phase involves breaking down larger goals into smaller, manageable steps.
Overcoming Obstacles: You and your coach will identify potential obstacles and develop strategies to overcome them. This may involve addressing limiting beliefs or finding creative solutions to challenges.
Evaluation and Reflection:
Reflecting on Results: You and your coach will reflect on the outcomes of the coaching process. This involves evaluating the achievements, learning experiences, and areas for further development.
Celebrating Successes: Recognising and celebrating successes, both big and small, reinforces positive behaviours and accomplishments. This phase contributes to a sense of achievement and motivation for ongoing growth.