Coaching

Resilience Coaching:

As a coach your role is to facilitate change on behalf of those you serve. It is not counseling or therapy. The focus is on present goals and dreams of the future. It’s about helping individuals define fulfillment, learn balance and build resilience. Asking good questions, being curious, and requesting that the person consider/try new skills is essential to achieving fulfillment. In order to maintain balance in an ever changing world, one must learn to be resilient.

A coach can often help you set goals and work through the obstacles that prevent you from reaching them. A coach can help you make positive changes in areas of your life, such as work, relationships, exercise and diet, and help you manage such life events as job loss or chronic illness. Coaching can be provided by phone or over the Internet. An office visit is usually not required.

There are many qualified coaching professionals available to you.  We would encourage you to talk to them and review their credentials and background before setting up coaching sessions.

Please feel free to contact us for more information on Individual and Peer Coaching.

Coaching with BounceBack:

 BounceBack was developed as a tool to practice responding to life’s challenges. Challenges are presented and the user chooses Skills & Attitudes that he or she wishes to apply in order to respond to that challenge. It’s very simple. It’s practice. With 37 decks and 740 challenge questions, it’s a lot of practice.

Above you see the basics of BounceBack; a Challenge Deck ( located in the center is our free downloadable Demonstration Deck) and a Skills & Attitudes deck (left is the cover card for that deck). That’s all it takes to begin. The individual reads and responds to the challenge on the front of the card by applying the Skills & Attitudes which appear on the back of the card (see above right). We have indicated the Skills & Attitudes that we feel might be most helpful by marking them with a red asterisk. The coach or a peer coach assists accordingly.

Please feel free to contact us for more information on Individual and Peer Coaching.

Peer Coaching:

   Resilience Building: Peer Coaching Manual - cover                                                                                      

 “Coaching is usually about change. Seldom do we coach for the maintenance of the status quo. The process of coaching, as we have defined it, is a dynamic process. It is a tool to encourage and facilitate change.”                                                                                                                                                               

-Resilience Building: Peer Coaching Manual by Ronald Breazeale, PhD and Richard C. Lumb, PhD.   

Philosophically this manual is premised on the assumption that there is no single most effective model of helping people when conditions, situations or events occur to upset balance in their life. What we have found is that the impact of stress, adversity and trauma (S.A.T.), is often left to work itself out. Far too often an event occurs that disrupts normal life and forces the individual to refocus in a different way trying to resolve the problem. We need not go it alone when faced  with a negative experience, especially when associates are trained to assist us. We can move forward toward a return to balance more quickly when we have help.

If people are to find satisfaction in their lives, they must expect the best but prepare for the worst.  The many skills involved in resilience, such as realistic planning and problem-solving, the ability to manage strong emotion and flexibility, allow balance to be restored when it has been disrupted by a tragedy or a crisis. For all of these reasons, a third primary goal of coaching is to assist individuals in building resilience.

Please follow this link to purchase Resilience Building: Peer Coaching Manual.

Please feel free to contact us for more information on Individual and Peer Coaching.

Coaching Resources

The following articles may be helpful with your quest to build your own resilience or to coach another in doing so: