Intent in Coaching and E-learning


Today we discussed Intent. What is Intent?

Intent is showing great determination to do something, with full attention, or effort concentrated or focused on one thing. You could also see it as the belief that is driving our thoughts, words and actions.

Discovering your Intent can be a very interesting journey. Ask yourself:

What is the reason why I am doing this?

Well that’s the question I asked myself today in relation to why I want to create E-learning: I discovered I want to train lots of people using E-learning, create a more customer focused approach and create more positive experiences for people.

The second question to ask yourself is:

What do I believe about myself in relation to this situation?

So I answered myself that I am a great facilitator, I can reach people with my message, I am good at helping people learn, I have a great way of making e-learning work, so that it is good, accessible and useful.

The third question would be:

What stopped you from achieving your intent?

Well I answered, time, fear of the unknown, unable to imagine it actually working and I can’t really seem to imagine the path from where I am now to where I would like to be.

Now today in my coaching class with Nick Bosk, a great ICA coach and teacher, we imagined traveling to the future and meeting our future self there, so we could ask some questions. I asked my future self what am I to do next? and I said: You are on the right track, relax, trust in yourself, keep going the way you are going and you will get there. Start small and don’t be too hard on yourself.

This was an extremely insightful experience, which I just had to share with you.

Intent is a very powerful tool, that can really drive you, and the powerful thing is, you can create any intent you want!

Wow that was a long break ….


This week I picked up the coaching books again after quite a long break! Last year 2009 in February I started this coaching course at ICA and now February 2010 I have started taking classes again and am really excited about picking this all up!
and of course starting my own business. I am just looking at what it will look like, how it will work, and how to combine E-learning and Coaching into Rebelou, so that I have one company with a similar audience that can make use of the E-learning courses on offer as well as take one on one coaching with me. So I did a brainstorm today and it is starting to take some shape. Also did a class today on the “research paper” and why not take as a topic Coaching and E-learning what’s the ideal blend?
For now that will be my topic and I am going to chew on it a little more and let you know how it goes… now I am off to prepare for my 6th class this week and this year! Isn’t it amazing!
Woohooo I am very happy.

I also got a really nice e-mail from my coach Isabelle today, she was in the same research class with me this morning and she was very enthusiastic about my research paper and sent me some interesting links to an e-learning course that she took.

I am thinking of putting together a survey for all people that have taken e-learning on coaching, to what it’s effectiveness is, so let’s see what comes out!

See ya!
Annemarie

… started at ICA…


Well yesterday I officially started with my first class at ICA, really exciting… AFter the class I did a few actions:

  • Posted on a discussion board on Linked In
  • Contacted 2 people via e-mail about Trial Sessions
  • Spoke to 2 people about Trial sessions

In the e-mails I tried to connect to the persons first, by finding common ground then offering the trial session and finally saying that I am looking forward to hearing from them about how they are doing! So getting the action in there… let’s see 🙂

In the face to face, I first talked about how I started my ICA coaching course, then I introduced the trial session, and when there was some confusion about this I explained what coaching was all about, and that you need to really want it. One of my friends suggested namely that she knew someone that was not performing in her partners company and therefor could use some coaching. So I explained that coaching is for people that want to be coached, I can’t force it upon a person so to speak, they need to want to improve an area of their life, and therefor want a coach to help them…

At least that’s my perspective, any other thoughts? Let me know in the comments section!

Now it is about Consistency and Persistance… so I have to put some more posts on linked in and Facebook also, I heard in one of the classes that this is another way of getting trials… just finding a way to actually get the facebook set up, not sure yet what I could do here…

So I guess If I would post one post every day on a different blog in Linked In  that would be  a good action.

My actions after today’s class are to get more info on the Blogging thing, so this is what I did today, posted a new entry and changed the picture on the top… you like it?

Also I had a question about the Mentor coach, what that means exactly, so any answers would be great on this one!

Also I am going to do the assignment from the Foundation Intro class and I will post that on the discussion board in ICA…

And also I wrote on the discussion board to get a coach… I want someone that can really challenge me and get me out of my comfortzone, so that I can achieve more, because I know I can!!

hmm great session this morning with Nick Bosk, I understood that he started doing the teleclasses last week and I really enjoyed his session. He is very enthusiastic and I loved the way he started the session with the encouragement from the team on the celebrations! Also his voice sounded very enthused and motivated, really got me on the tip of my chair to share and participate!

I guess that’s it for today!

 

By the way if you are reading this I would love to know who you are? and where you are from? and how you got to this blog? Cause I have no idea 🙂

Thanks!

Annemarie

Hello world!


Hi all, This is my first blog and my first post on it… very exciting.

I am keeping this blog as I am starting… no actually… continuing my coaching education at the ICAInternational Coaching Academy.

I started coaching about 3 years ago when I lived in the UK, I am very passionate about it and I think that everyone can achieve anything they want to achieve and coaching will help them to get there.

I will post a little more about me later and also about how my first few classes are going.

See you later:)

Annemarie