Another major part of how coaching can actually help people is to guide them to find more purpose and meaning in their lives by making better decisions. This happens through aligning their goals with their strengths.
That means working out what you’re really good at, then matching your career and lifestyle to it.
Generative coaching involves discovering what your values are as a person, and really getting clear on what drives you. When you know that, you’re really able to achieve your goals consistently, instead of what a lot of people do—they consistently yoyo in their lives because they not really sure what their values are and they don’t know how to make great decisions.
Sometimes you’ll need to use coaching in what is called a regenerative sense.
Think about it like this: you need to regenerate something. Something is kind of off. Something is missing.
The way I like to imagine regenerative coaching is to imagine it’s the foundation of a house. You build everything on that from the ground up, so it needs to be strong to support your relationships and career.
The foundation is made up of your identity, the relationship you have with yourself and the amount of self-esteem you have.
When some of these things are off, coaching is a great way to establish a deeper and more loving and a higher quality relationship with ourselves.