Split Your Personality in Aspects Exercise

The following exercise is not meant to create or test a personality disorder. Quite the contrary, it is to become aware of the different core values that are driving us. Very often these values are contradictory, which means they work against each other. Imagine that you would consist of several identities that live inside you. Give them a […]

Support and Challenge Matrix

The Leadership Investment Model is originally a model utilised by Virgin Media that looks at how a manager provides support and challenge to individuals within their team. You can use this tool to find out about the level of support and challenge within your work / family environment.

Powerful Questions

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the seriesBasic Coaching Course

Entry What happened since we last spoke? Where are you right now? What point would be most beneficial to focus on? Problems and Exploration What is stopping you? What is the problem? Great! What’s the learning? What new power sources and limiting beliefs did you become aware of? If your problem would be solved, … […]

The Miracle

This exercise can be used as the basis of a whole coaching session. You can use it when you and client have fallen into a problem-centric view.

Values-Based Decision Matrix

One of the most potent tools for making fulfilling life choices is the Values-Based Decision Matrix. This matrix is launched during the initial values clarification process. Most clients find this exercise very revealing, and they are often shocked at what they learn about themselves.

Timeline Exercise

Stand calm and upright. Open your heart and think of a beautiful moment in your life. Then visualize on the ground in front of you and behind you a lifeline. Imagine that your past is behind you, and your future in front of you. Look back at the past, and remember some moments in it […]

Elevator Speech

To enforce a new positive belief about yourself in a new role, you can practise the following partner exercise. Imagine you are both inside an elevator, the doors are closing, and you shortly introduce yourself. For example Partner 1: “Hi, I am Roland . What are you here for?” Partner 2: “Hi, I am Tom. […]

Wheel of Life Exercise

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the seriesGoal Setting Course

The wheel of life is a powerful tool to visualize different areas of interest within your life, indentify strengths and weaknesses and work on areas where you want to grow. You can use the answers that you were writing down in the previous “vision exercise” and fill them here in the corresponding spaces. Choose 4, […]

The GROW Model

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the seriesBasic Coaching Course

The GROW model (or process) is a technique for problem solving or goal setting. It was developed in the United Kingdom and was used extensively in the corporate coaching market in the late 1980s and 1990s. GROW is very well known in the business arena but it also has many applications in everyday life. The […]