“The basic idea of integral transformative practice is simple: the more aspects of our being that we simultaneously exercise, the more likely that transformation will occur.” Ken Wilber
This quote applies to us professionally and personally. What happens within you when you fully engage with your deepest values and purpose? Who benefits when you fully engage with your deepest values and purpose?
In the book “The Power of Full Engagement” Dr. Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz agree that “Managing energy, not time, is the key to high performance and personal renewal.” They reflect that to live a productive and fully engaged life you only have to practice four principles.
The first one is: “Full engagement requires drawing on four separate but related sources of energy: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.”
The second one is: “Energy capacity diminishes with overuse and with underuse, we must balance energy expenditure with intermittent energy renewal.”
The third principle is: “To build capacity, we must push beyond our normal limits, training in the same way that elite athletes do.”
And finally, the fourth principle that they recommend is: “Positive energy rituals – highly specific routines for managing energy – are the key to full engagement and sustained high performance.”
High performance demands that we are fully engaged and focused on everyday activities. The key to high performance, therefore, has to do with the way we manage our energy in our personal, and professional relationships.
When we practice The Coaching Masteries® in our everyday lives, we will experience not only a transformation in the way we coach but also, more importantly, in the way we live. We will increase our consciousness and engage with our deepest values. Not only will it benefit our coaching clients, but it will also benefit all our relationships.
To experience full engagement in your life, incorporate The Coaching Mastery® number four, Processing in the Present, into your daily practice. Once you exercise this mastery, you will experience a deeper engagement with your present reality.
Whether you are new to coaching or an experienced coach, I want to invite you to work as a volunteer in one of The International Association of Coaching® many committees.
I will finish this article by remembering that the International Association of Coaching® is the brainchild of Thomas Leonard who passed away 15 years ago on February 11th, 2003. His idea is more relevant today than ever before. Thanks to The International Association of Coaching® Board of Governors’ minutes of January 2003, a month and a half before The IAC® launched, we know Thomas Leonard was fully engaged and viewing coaching from the client’s perspective.
Since 2003 The International Association of Coaching® has been driving coaching excellence by encouraging high performance and full expression. We know that masterful coaching can change the world in positive, powerful, and remarkable ways.
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Pepe del Rio