Merideth’s approach to career strategy and life coaching involves a proven, structured methodology and is customized to take into account your personal needs, learning style, goals and preferences. The process, honed over the past seven years, includes regular meetings, structured exercises, weekly e-mail accountability check-ins as well as phone calls as needed to deal with specific issues that emerge. The Success Personified Coaching Program includes four phases:
First, we define your vision. You’ll explore your values and separate the wheat from the chaff so you can clearly focus on what you love, value, enjoy doing and want most from your life and work. During this brainstorming phase, you’ll go through a series of exercises that help you unearth your true wants and needs. The goal is to figure out what excites you most, find the direction that generates the most energy, and distill your wants down to a definable set of information that can be further refined in later phases. At the close of this phase, you will think, “Ahhh, yes, if I could have that, I would be very fulfilled.”
Phase 2: Exploration
Next, we evaluate your options for achieving the new reality you have identified. In a safe setting, we flesh out a few alternatives so you have the freedom to “try out” different paths using specific helpful tools so you know exactly what to do. You’ll leave this phase ready to pursue one or two options in earnest. We also will identify quick changes to make your current situation more satisfying and palatable. Even in overwhelming situations, you’ll discover specific, focused actions you can take to make things better now.
Next, you’re ready to move forward, taking step-by-step focused action to achieve your goals. The process may include writing, reflecting, interacting with others, trying new things, acquiring training or any other activities that support moving forward; it is unique to each individual. When you get scared, we’ll explore ways you can feel safe. There is accountability, support, troubleshooting and celebration throughout, as you create your new reality and move forward in ways that may have never seemed possible before. The phase lasts as long as needed to help you realize your dreams.
Once you have accomplished your goals, you will have ongoing access to regular tune-ups to keep you on track. During this maintenance mode, you’ll continue periodic discussions with Merideth to stay in touch with what is important and tweak your course as your needs, wants and circumstances change. You will also have access to Merideth as a sounding board to work through and solve particular issues that come up.
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"Merideth, it is always so wonderful to see you and get refocused. I feel like I am walking around with water up to my ears trying to focus but getting distracted by the impending doom of work and life issues. It’s all swirling around and unclear and moving, and I am going to be pulled under. Then I see you and it’s like coming out to sit on a rock in the sun and remembering that I am OK. I have plans and I have support. The impending doom cloud is just a cloud that passes by. I see that when I choose something in my life to focus on, all becomes right sized and I have more clarity and momentum when I am accomplishing something. Thank you!"