• Calling forth the greatness in ourselves
and each other; seeing one another as the
sacred beings that we are
Yes, these are guiding principles for coaches.
Imagine a world where these are the guiding prin-
ciples for how all of us are being in our relation-
ships. What do you want less of, Struggle, Stress,
Disappointment, Chaos? What do you want more
of, Freedom, Joy, Prosperity, Peace, Vitality?
Whether you are a professional coach or not,
each of the Seven Coaching Wisdoms is designed
to spark new insights and perspectives for you. I
invite you to be open to the possibility that these
guiding principles are transferable to everyday
life. When you practice these principles, you will
tap into your deepest, most innate wisdom. You
will call forth your own greatness and the great-
ness of others around you. Transformation in the
quality of your life will naturally occur.
Coaching is a spiritual practice. It is an empower-
ing way of being in service to self and others. It is
both a skill set and a way of living that challenges
you to expand yourself beyond who you believe
yourself to be, to living more fully who you are at
The root of spirituality is the word spirit—an inner
attitude that recognizes essence, and what is truly
meaningful. Spirit is a powerful life-giving creative
force flowing through everything in the universe.
Coaching is a way of being in a co-creative part-
nership with that life force. Coaches facilitate
clients in accessing their Essential Self so that
they can live with greater meaning and purpose,
success and fulfillment.
Coaching is based on a principle of empowerment
that was recognized by Galileo hundreds of years
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ago: We cannot teach people anything; we can only
help them discover it within themselves.
The coaching paradigm is built on that key as-
sumption as well as a core belief that everyone is
fundamentally creative, capable, and resourceful.
The International Coach Federation (ICF) www.
“Standing on this foundation, the coach’s respon-
sibility is to:
• Discover, clarify, and align with what the
client wants to achieve
• Encourage client self-discovery
• Elicit client-generated solutions and strate-
• Hold the client responsible and account-
When I discovered coaching in 1991, I fell in love
with a career that felt more like a dream lifestyle
than a job. I was earning a living simply being me!
Whether you are a
professional coach or not,
each of the Seven Coaching
Wisdoms is designed to
spark new insights and
perspectives for you. I
invite you to be open to
the possibility that these
guiding principles are
transferable to everyday
life. When you practice
these principles, you will
tap into your deepest, most