Reaching Your Goals and More with Coach DShen
Whether it's learning the finer points of the kettlebell snatch, or figuring out why you can't run or swim faster, or optimizing nutrition for weight loss or performance, David loves seeing clients reach their goals in whatever activity they choose. Then, David brings it all together under the umbrella of health and wellness coaching, so that all aspects of life (like stress, sleep, or even the seemingly simple act of reaching your goals) empowers you to meet life's challenges with confidence and vitality.
This post is a bit late in coming. I meant to write it earlier but when the virus crisis hit all things went by the wayside. Last year I had signed up for an Animal Flow Level 1 workshop. I ended up postponing it but then finally decided to take it this year in February[…]
We live in uncertain and extraordinary times as our society deals with a pandemic in our midst. The fear and stress accompanying this crisis can drive your eating patterns off kilter. Some of you may be eating (or even not eating) to alleviate negative feelings. Are one or more of these happening to you: Overeating[…]
During this time of COVID-19 crisis, we are all “sheltering in place” and our lives are upended in many ways. There is a lot of fear and anxiety over many things in this world, and sometimes we can get frozen in our tracks and unable to do anything. Anxiety is caused by a feeling of[…]
Image from Flickr. Heard today in my Laser Focused Coaching class – Watch for tension during the conversation Often when we have a coaching conversation, we may start to feel tension within ourselves. In the beginning, we may feel this and then retreat in fear, and it affects our ability to be present during the[…]
Heard in my Laser Focused Coaching class – Saying what’s going on in your mind This refers to when a client is talking, and as they talk usually you are processing too and are coming up with intuitively what is going on here and what needs to be addressed/corrected. What usually happens is you: Ignore[…]
Heard in my Laser Focused Coaching class: We must model for our clients. We must be ahead of them in self care and self development. We must always be working on our own issues. The more you take care of ourselves, the better coach you’ll be. We must always learning. Truth.
In my Laser Focused Coaching class, we talked about Thomas J. Leonard’s Coachability Index. He used this as something he gave to potential clients to gauge their coachability, each on a scale from 1 to 5: I can be relied upon to be on time for all calls and appointments. This is the right time[…]
Heard in my Laser Focused Coaching class: Coach the feelings/emotions first, before setting the agenda. Another good tip to not rush to action, if the circumstances don’t warrant it, and reminder to make sure the feelings behind what they say are explored full and deep enough before attempting to set the agenda for the conversation.[…]
Something I heard in my Laser Focused Coaching course was: “If you coach the who, the what follows naturally.” Any actions that a client will take are a natural output of a shift they have. If an exploration is more feeling based during a conversation, then use these inquiries to tease out a next step:[…]
In my Laser Focused Coaching class, we talked about the Top 10 Mistakes Coaches Make. They were very enlightening and I have definitely made a few of them, if not even still recently making those mistakes. You might want to check them out. I didn’t want to post them here out of respect for the[…]