My mission is to help you develop a focused, sustainable Leadership State of Mind
Traditional Coaching – In traditional coaching relationships, the coach is the authority figure, the expert who examines the client’s behaviors for symptoms of predictable problems and then prescribes the cure.
A Coaching Alliance – There is a healthier approach to coaching that more accurately represents the CoachCarruthers idea of a coaching alliance. In this partnership, coaching occurs in a climate of mutual discovery where each can learn from the other. Together we explore the quality of thinking…the state of mind…that influences behaviors.
Grounding – It’s a Matter of Principle Based Leadership
Operating a business from a foundation of Principle is good for business. It establishes a base, a common understanding of ethics, values, and standards at every level. Aligned leaders are even more effective in communicating and achieving personal and professional goals.
Sustaining Principled Based Leadership begins with believing in everyone’s innate capacity to access clear effective thinking and make wise and timely decisions.
A clear, decisive Leadership State of Mind operates from a sense of collective wisdom and aligned objectives.
Foundation – The CoachCarruthers approach to Principled Based Leadership is rooted in my ever-evolving understanding of the Principles of the Human Experience of Life. Leadership is a Human Experience. My most influential coaches are philosopher Sydney Banks, Penny Rock, William Pettit, and Elsie Spittle.
The Principles of the Human Experience are: Mind, Consciousness and Thought.
Mind – The intelligence of all things. Something within me, a part of me, that knows more than me. A powerful, intuitive servant that counsels me toward wise, timely decisions.
Consciousness – Our awareness, our understanding of life.
Thought – We create our experience of life through our thoughts. Not just, what we think, but most important, how we think.
Executive Coaching from the Wisdom of the Heart
Years ago a heart-shaped image appeared to me during an intuitive meditation. I was seeking guidance that would help me protect and preserve my heart as I engaged in coaching relationships. I was guided instead to embrace coaching from the wisdom of the heart.
That understanding is the foundation for Executive Coaching from the Wisdom of the Heart and the inspiration for the creation of an intricate heart as the CoachCarruthers logo. It is adapted from the Sankofa, an abstract heart-shaped symbol from the Akan people of Ghana, West Africa. It represents learning from the wisdom of the past. Literally it translates as “looking back” at our experience of life to gain the wisdom we need to move forward.