Working with a coach holds a sacred space and sets aside your inner critic. Regular sessions help you dump the clutter, shift your mindset and engage your very best thoughts. This way you can focus on what you need to do, remove or jump over what's in the way and keep your action focused on what matters most.
Coaching meets you where you are today and works with your style and idiosyncrasies. You'll approach problems with curiosity and shut that inner critic down. You'll raise awareness and experience deep insights. Then, to engage, stay motivated, take action and complete your most important tasks, design a flexible framework that helps you repattern, take action and succeed.
Coaching helps you get curious and explore problems with an open dialogue. Together, we help you step aside from a pattern of criticism. Instead, we explore ideas and select creative solutions that are within reach. Making sure you focus on the right activities helps you finish what you start. You'll get results quickly and save time, money and avoid costly rework and mistakes.
Now's an ideal time for Coaching if you are
- Willing and able to take action to change your current circumstances
- Unsure of a plan of action and what priorities should come first but open to options
- Overwhelmed with possibilities but stunted with inactivity and indecision
- Confused about what you need to accomplish and what is important
- Stuck and need to get in action and want to have someone to help you work through all of your ideas and plans
- Willing to get curious and take action toward transformation in your life.
Success Through Transition
Coaching helps you through life and career transitions. You'll step out from under the most notable symptom... 'fog'. Fog leads to confusion, inaction and sometimes hopelessness. Coaching helps you instantly clear the fog, set short-term goals, and create a doable plan. You'll define what you want, harness your strengths and ignite passions. You'll stay motivated on your next steps on your career or business path.
Start Your Business
Coaching helps you stay focused on the fastest ways to make money consistently. You'll learn the steps to take NOW to get more clients and STOP wasting time and money. Coaching will help you design a profitable and sustainable business that supports your lifestyle. You'll avoid the pitfalls and save precious time and money.
Grow Your Business
If you're in the late start-up to advancing phase of business, you're juggling it all! Coaching helps you streamline, systematize, price, package, and find the right help so you can delegate non-money tasks. You'll regain control of your time, build more efficient systems, and clear the log-jam of doing everything yourself. Coaching maximizes time and helps you make more money easily.
Love & Leverage ADHD
Whether or not you're diagnosed, Coaching with a certified ADD/ADHD Coach helps you build self-awareness and creatively explore how your condition shows up and stands in your way. The ADHD Flow Method™ shapes our sessions. We'll follow a 4 month program to help you clear the fog, create a flexible framework that helps you focus and stay motivated to finish. You'll drop the shame and develop your own best practices to support lifetime success.
Coaching is not recommended if you are
- Unwilling and unable to take action to change your current circumstances
- Stuck in being right and being the expert at everything
- Resistant to the opinions and guidance of others
- More invested in staying victimized at where you are now than taking deliberate actions to change your situation
- Too financially strapped to see coaching as an investment in yourself and your business results
- Unwilling to accept responsibility for yourself and the actions you take.
While most coaches have some training, many pursue accreditations through programs designed to help them deepen coaching competencies. Competencies are gained in a variety of ways. Work history, life events, and even relationships can become significant influencing factors in establishing competencies. That's why it's important to know your coach's back-story, and see if it resonates with you.
Coaches who have pursued industry credentials will ascribe to a Code of Ethics established by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). These ethical standards were developed over decades of client-facing work. They cover many aspects of a complex, layered, nuanced relationship between coach and client.
According to their site [ICF Credential-holders are part of a self-regulating group of elite coaches who provide accountability to clients and the coaching profession as a whole. They pursue and complete rigorous education and practice requirements that provide unquestioned legitimacy to their commitment to excellence in coaching.] Therefore, ICF-trained coaches (and those trained in ICF-accredited programs) share ethics that protect you.
My original company (Sane Spaces) offered organizing and productivity services. After about five years of working in all environments with all types of clients, I realized my favorite organizing clients were entrepreneurs and small business owners. And, when I began working exclusively with them, I was amazed at the number of creative entrepreneurs also had ADHD!
So, when I put it all together, I realized that coaching entrepreneurs was my sweet spot. Once I saw that clearly, I credentialled through the Institute for Applied Coaching because their training program emphasized competencies to support people with brain-based conditions! My coach training emphasized how to help people become more successful with conditions such as ADD, ADHD, depression and anxiety.
Fast forward to today... I work with entrepreneurs and professionals. Some are men, many are women. Some are diagnosed and some are not. BUT today's small business owners feel like they have ADHD because of the many hats they wear. Their struggles mimic the struggles of those who live with ADD/ADHD. (You can review my program's ICF credentials here.)
Introducing the ADHD Flow Method™
I developed this model after years of working with professionals with ADHD.
This picture helps to bridge awareness and understanding of HOW we will work together.
With a certified Organizer Coach, you get the best of both worlds. Learning the unique superpowers (as well as idiosyncracies) that can show up for people with ADHD, we meet regularly to get you focused, organized, and productive. We work on the following 'big agenda' items as we co-create strategies that truly help you:
- Clear the fog - Sometimes finding clarity is the hardest thing... a coach helps you see through the fog to what's important
- Establish a flexible framework - We work do explore routines and establish (or refresh) individual habits that HELP while working to eliminate or minimize those that hinder your success
- Focus - We use the AEC Model (Awareness - Engagement - Completeion) as a framework to help you locate where you then engage regularly with actions that matter and move you forward
- Finish - You will begin to see the 'method behind the madness' as you complete tasks, get traction and enjoy more results more quickly.
When you learn strategies to clear the fog, establish ways to stay engaged and a framework for success that is flexible enough to respond to daily twists and turns, you can focus on the very next step and more reliably finish what you start.
Re-patterning old (and sometimes not useful) habits helps you focus and take 'right' actions more often. These will then move you incrementally closer to your goals, and focus on your successes!
If you've ever wondered how coaching may help you, I offer a complimentary call to explore where you are now, and what it might be like to work together.
"Be right where you are and start today!
Clear the fog and establish best practices that help you repattern bad habits.
With this framework, you'll take right actions and finish what you start. Results are inevitable!"
Cena Block, Founder Sane Spaces, LLC
Approaches To Coaching
There are many different methods of coaching. Some people benefit greatly from one-on-one sessions to meet their own goals, while others love working in groups.
You can choose a structured group program (group coaching) or a 1-1, private coaching package.
In a private coaching agreement, you set the agenda each session, and create your own goals and homework. We meet regularly (bi-monthly, every other week), and you work in between sessions.
Group Coaching programs are more affordable and help you achieve specific business goals, launch new projects, or solidify your branding.
Because business marketing is similar across any business, (each business must know their customer, products and packages), group programs offer structure. For instance, if you're working on business planning or business marketing, a group program provides blueprints to help you hit the milestones you need to accomplish to nail your marketing message.
Many coaches distinguish their services by client type. Finding a niche is a way to distinguish ideal clients. A niche is a specialized segment of the market for a particular kind of product or service. My coaching programs are designed specifically to meet the needs of certain client niche's. This helps coaching work because clients receive targeted resources and learn from each other.
There are 3 different niches that gain the best results from working with me.
- Busy entrepreneurs in the late start-up to early growth phase of business who need to systematize and get their time back.
- Professionals and business owners with ADD/ADHD wanting to increase their results and save time.
- Professionals in life transition or wishing to transition careers or launch a lifestyle business in the next 18 months.