Dharma is an ancient sanskrit word, means purpose in life. The Dharma coaching model helps you to discover and reconnect you with your true self and purpose.
The visual presentation of Dharma coaching model based on a Mandala, an ancient form. Mandalas give yogis a tool to keep their mind focused on their object of desire. During the coaching process we go through these different stages. Dharma coaching model helps you to keep your mind focused on your true purpose, you desires and goals and helps you to reach them.
D – Discover
Discover desire: You may have a desire, sometimes a specific goal you want to reach. To clarify those desires we use tools and assessments. (e.g. Wheel of life – 10 areas in life)
Discover present/moment: To reach your goal you need to be aware where you are now – what are your strengths and weaknesses.
Discover true purpose: Life passes by fast. If you take time to view life from a perspective it helps to reflect how your present situation is connected to what you want to achieve in life. If you desire to explore this topic you can are helped by powerful questions and guided meditation. (What is your life mission? What do you want to be memorable for? What guides you, what is your inner compass? What are your core values? What are your unique talents?)
H – Holistic Goal Setting
Discover/Define clear goals: In this phase, you discover, explore and set clearly articulated goals. You are encouraged to explore your goals from a holistic perspective, where everything is connected and all goals are part of the whole. This broader approach may help deepen your understanding your motivating desires. Measurable goals and clear milestones are set. The more specific they are the easier to create action plan from them. They are simple and achievable – which support sustainability in the achieving process. During the coaching process these goals may be aligned and/or shifted to another one as the client progresses. These changes could be examined how they relate to the your holistic perception.
A – Action Plan
After articulating specific goals you create action plan how you want to achieve them. Goals broken into several steps help you to have a clearer picture of the process.
This also makes the execution easier as the goal is not something big and unachievable but simple and manageable. An action plan gives a structure for execution, and structure helps to keep focus on achieving the set goals.
R – Respect
After the discovery and planning phases it’s time to commit yourself to your plans. This is where accountability takes place. As you are the only person responsible for your action or inaction. It expresses respect for yourself, the coaching process and the coach.
Respect may evoke discipline and strength to empower you to execute their plan.
M – Moving Mountains
After you have a clear picture what and how you want to achieve you discover what will motivate you to reach your goals. It may require enormous strength so what will motivate you to move these mountains? What will be your catalyst? What type of challenge you might expect? What holding powers can keep you away from your goals? What difficulties to expect and how can you overcome them?
And this is the part when you takes action. Coaching means action so apart from talking about reaching goals you actually make your steps and achieve results. Results makes coaching valuable and may increase your self belief.
A – Acknowledge
In this phase the you recognize your wins and I, the coach, encourage you by giving acknowledgment and feedback.
After the process started you reach results and setbacks. Acknowledgement is a crucial element of coaching. Recognizing and celebrating success gives you the strength to continue to reach your goals and it increases your self-esteem/confidence. So-called failures might be considered challenges and learning experience which helps you to continue to develop yourself. Reaching big goals may not be the only definition of a win. Some results may seem baby steps but may give satisfaction and those deserve celebration as well.