October 4, 2021
Today, we are talking with Jennifer Powers - an accomplished trainer and master life coach from the United States. Jennifer has a master's in sociology, she is a master certified coach, speaker, best-selling author. In the last 15 years, she’s mentored and trained more than 2000 coaches and addressed 250,000 people around the world - and today we're chatting with her specifically about the life (or personal) coaching modality.
How is it different to teaching, consulting, advising, etc?
And how can it be used in a powerful way to reshape futures?
It’s real honour to have Jennifer here with us as she shares her wisdom and insight on the coaching space. Jennifer is making an impact in the coaching space not only in the USA but around the world. Australian business and education is still catching up to benefits of personal coaching but we're definitely getting there and I hope that this interview will make a positive contribution o that conversation.
Now as restrictions ease in New South Wales, life is about to change. Things are about to get back to normal, but maybe you don't want them to go back to the old normal. Maybe you want to set yourself up for a new future? If that’s you, then why not book a call with me and let's talk about what your goals are for 2022 and how we can design a 'circumstance-proof' plan to get you there.
If booking a call seems like a big step - then I encourage you to do the next best thing.
Take the Lifestyle Design Quiz and get a free, customised report outlining your strength profile, and focus for growth. It will also give you some coaching questions to help you get clear on what it is that you want and how to take smart actions to get there.
Let’s get into the podcast…
[2:26] A professional coach who works with individuals is someone who uses deep listening and powerful inquiry to extract from the client their own answers primarily, but more importantly obstacles, fears, and limiting beliefs that are getting in the way of them being at their full potential.
[3:22] It really is the client doing all the work and the coach is just co-creating a new awareness for and with that client.
[6:40] Commanding control style leadership is a thing of the past in the US and coaching has really stepped into the forefront that most large organizations are outsourcing their coaching.
[7:13] My brand of coaching: Very holistic. It's all about life as you know it. I believe if the person can get out of his or her own way, understand the fear or the limiting belief that is keeping them from being their best self, then they can show up better not only for their family and themselves but for their professional role.
[8:55] One of the things I'm most proud of is I'm extremely picky about how I use my time. I don't like to do things that I don't like to do. Because I'm my own business, we get to choose the things that we want to do most and those that bring out our greatest strength.
[10:23] Mark and I are so connected at that level that we almost can't stop reflecting on the things we do. It's so self-reflective, it's constant. But sometimes I just wish I could just live without always questioning. When there's so much self-reflection, it can become a little distracting.
[12:32] I'm never on time. But what I like is the ability to get in the zone to get something done. I’m also a massive multitasker. My husband is the opposite. He can chew gum and walk.
[13:37] Traveling around the world is the best gift you can give to yourself because it gives you a perspective. It keeps us appreciative and grounded on what's important. It’s a wonderful reminder of what we do have, where we live and is very educational. The best way to educate yourself is to see the world.
[16:32] Defining Success: There are as many definitions of success as there are people on earth. For me, if I am spending the majority of minutes each day doing something that pleases me and serves others, I'm good. What I love about being an entrepreneur is being able to do what I love and in service to others.
[18:02] Life is a dance that we sort of constantly go back and forth between those. If we made it, then we would stop growing. Life has that tendency to just keep us on our toes and keep us moving.
"You have a calling. Learn to hear it and life will forever make sense."
- Andrew Lord
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