Zen means consciousness, presence, openness to the present moment. An awake, non-judgemental and relaxed way of being.
Coaching can be described as a transformative and life affirmative conversation process, resting on the foundation that the answers to a person’s challenges in life dwell within the client. The job for the coach is to support the client to find these answers through powerful questions and deep listening.
Zen Coaching is a powerful and unique way of coaching as well as an approach to life that supports deep inner journeys towards a more truthful way of living. With this connection to our inner truth, we find that our motivation and direction in life are enhanced and we can create more of what we truly long for in our professional as well as private lives.
Essentially, coaching is a way to promote a client’s consciousness, motivation and responsibility. The coach always begins with the client’s own resources, his or her knowledge, experience, values etc. From here on, the coach uses different skills, techniques and methods to enlighten and activate the resources of the client, as well as shedding light on the problems and obstacles that the client might not even be aware of. When the option occurs to look at the situation from an angle of light and clarity, the client is supported to find answers within his or her own being.
The focus in Zen Coaching is on the inner experience. We have a different approach to solving problems. Our focus is not to find the solution from point A to point B, even though that might be tempting at first. If the solution existed on the same place as the problem, there would not be a problem anymore. Therefore, we need to find a different way of finding the solution, and in Zen Coaching, that goes through the present moment. We invite the client to move through the layers of experience; the thoughts, feelings, needs and longings as well as touching the essential nature of who they truly are. Through this journey, the answer that will come has a depth and connection to the truth inside, which makes the follow-through into manifestation and action so much more joyful and easy.