Sustained change requires us to mindfully step into our story to determine what holds us back from reaching our fullest potential. FEAR is a powerful force that must be overcome.
As a Narrative Coach Enhanced Practitioner, I offer individual coaching or a structured program, depending on your needs. In our complimentary session we can determine which would best suit your situation. Individual coaching is typically for a predetermined number of sessions, 4 or 8. Journey, my structured program, is delivered over several months.
Journey is a high impact self-awareness, skill-based development program, well-matched for those seeking to: 1) Enhance personal or professional self-development, 2) Achieve key aspirations, 3) Define or redefine a career pathway, change jobs, or make a leap to a new field entirely, 4) Consciously move through crossroads and transitions, or 5) Effectively master work and life issues that often involve interpersonal conflicts.
It draws robust content from leadership and career development, personal branding, and entrepreneurship. Added to this mix is behavioral psychology, attachment theory, archetypes, neuroscience, spirituality, wisdom learned from my personal life journey, and David Drake’s ground breaking work in the field of Narrative Coaching.
Here’s what one client had to say:
“This program has gone above and beyond any of my expectations. Cindy has not only helped me regain my confidence but has opened my mind to an entirely different way of living, thinking, and dreaming. This is beyond a process; it is a soul journey, a holistic approach that redefines your passions and discovers what makes you tick. You’ll reveal, identify, and magnify your true strengths. I am now equipped with a toolbox so full of resources that I’m confident stepping into my future. I am eternally grateful for this program. Cindy is not only a coach, a mentor, a motivator, but a friend. Her larger than life heart and personality will guide you along the entire journey.” — K.F.
JOURNEY has four major components: Self-Identity, Sweet Spots, Saboteurs, and Signature Sauce.
Who am I?…What do I want?…Why was I born?…What really matters?
This step sets the stage for deep inquiry into your story; the truthful explanation of what’s happening in your life now, the issues you face, aspirations you seek, and the changes you want to make. We begin this process with three exercises: The Integrative Life Wheel, Core Needs and Values, and Discovery Questions.
The Integrative Life Wheel is a powerful and informative exercise that asks you to rate and describe your level of success and satisfaction in twelve areas: career, health, relationships, money, spirituality, love, fear, stress mastery, play, growth, appearance, and contribution.
Core Values and Core Needs are identified and discussed in depth. Discovery Questions cause you to really think, feel, and reflect.
Beware of the stories you tell yourself as you will be surely lived by them. – William Shakespeare
This step includes a broad array of scientifically validated assessments that are utilized to determine strengths, natural abilities, skills, and interests as you continue to identify your talents. This assortment of assessments is the-best-of-the-best; I have been using these instruments since 2002:
- The Highlands Ability Battery Adult, Law, and Leadership Versions
- TTI Talent Insights (Behavior/DISC and Driving Forces)
- TriMetrix EQ (Behaviors/DISC, Diving Forces, and Emotional Intelligence)
In total, over 125 pages of personal data is generated and includes a comprehensive debrief and interpretation process. This is a vital step in guiding you to determine best-fit work roles in companies and industries that have the greatest potential to bring happiness and success to your life.
“In my introductory session with Cindy, I told her that I had absolutely no idea of my talents and passions. She told me she had a hard time believing that, handed me a letter pad and asked me to write down answers to questions she would ask, related to activities, achievements, and former school projects. Before I knew it, I had listed twenty things I thought I was good at and liked to do. I was stunned!” — A.C.
Ask: What have I always done well that I really love doing?
This step reveals both conscious and unconscious patterns of behavior that can derail or sabotage you. You will uncover and examine negative patterns, fears, self-limiting beliefs, and triggers and how to overcome them. Here’s some examples:
Need to win at all cost – Cannot forgive – Passing judgment – Need to be right – Refusing to express regret – Blaming everyone but yourself – Clinging to the past – Masking excuses – Need to be perfect – Not good enough – Not worthy of love.
Our saboteurs often show up in the shadow side of our archetypes, for example: Victim, Drama Queen, Addict, Damsel, Rescuer, and Wounded Child.
We must discover our good, bad, and yes, our ego.
Each of the previous three steps – Self-identity, Saboteurs, and Sweet Spots— have led you to creating your Signature Sauce – knowing what makes you, uniquely you. YOU are your most important asset and knowing how to maximize yourself in the eyes of others will play a key role in leveraging your value in the marketplace. You must self-brand yourself (also known as personal branding) and this step will show you how.
“In the world of work, perception is everything. The art is in controlling the perception, creating an image in someone’s mind that you are viewed in light of what you can do, not what you can’t. It takes developing a personal branding strategy – a process where you create an unforgettable identity that sets you apart from the crowd and emphasizes your unique strengths and natural talent.” — Cindy Valliere
Make a YOU-nique name for your self.
Throughout the program you will summarize and synthesize key insights leaned, capturing a vast amount of information in your journal and notebook binder. You’ll condense over a hundred pages of assessment information into executive summaries. Action is occurring throughout the program as you learn, develop, and create new opportunities and outcomes.
JOURNEY is designed to be completed in several months. Most sessions are one hour, either in person at my office in Charlotte or FaceTime, Skype, or phone if you are located remote.
Ongoing executive coaching is available after the initial program completion, should you want to explore specific areas deeper.
If the full program, as detailed here, does not suit your needs, one-on-one coaching sessions are available, in either four or eight sessions.
Pricing details are discussed in your complimentary session.
Read additional client stories on how JOURNEY has changed the lives of so many young professional women.
Contact Cindy to schedule a complimentary consultation, learn more about the JOURNEY program and address any questions you may have.
One day I discovered that not even I could hold myself back because my passion burned brighter than my fears.