PURPOSE • Calling forth the greatness in ourselves and each other; seeing one another as the sacred beings that we are Yes, these are guiding principles for coaches. Imagine a world where these are the guiding prin- ciples for how all of us are being in our relation- ships. What do you want less of, Struggle, Stress, Disappointment, Chaos? What do you want more of, Freedom, Joy, Prosperity, Peace, Vitality? Whether you are a professional coach or not, each of the Seven Coaching Wisdoms is designed to spark new insights and perspectives for you. I invite you to be open to the possibility that these guiding principles are transferable to everyday life. When you practice these principles, you will tap into your deepest, most innate wisdom. You will call forth your own greatness and the great- ness of others around you. Transformation in the quality of your life will naturally occur. Coaching is a spiritual practice. It is an empower- ing way of being in service to self and others. It is both a skill set and a way of living that challenges you to expand yourself beyond who you believe yourself to be, to living more fully who you are at your essence. The root of spirituality is the word spirit—an inner attitude that recognizes essence, and what is truly meaningful. Spirit is a powerful life-giving creative force flowing through everything in the universe. Coaching is a way of being in a co-creative part- nership with that life force. Coaches facilitate clients in accessing their Essential Self so that they can live with greater meaning and purpose, success and fulfillment. Coaching is based on a principle of empowerment that was recognized by Galileo hundreds of years 27 | HAPI Guide ago: We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves. The coaching paradigm is built on that key as- sumption as well as a core belief that everyone is fundamentally creative, capable, and resourceful. The International Coach Federation (ICF) www. coachfederation.org says: “Standing on this foundation, the coach’s respon- sibility is to: • Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve • Encourage client self-discovery • Elicit client-generated solutions and strate- gies • Hold the client responsible and account- able” When I discovered coaching in 1991, I fell in love with a career that felt more like a dream lifestyle than a job. I was earning a living simply being me! Whether you are a professional coach or not, each of the Seven Coaching Wisdoms is designed to spark new insights and perspectives for you. I invite you to be open to the possibility that these guiding principles are transferable to everyday life. When you practice these principles, you will tap into your deepest, most innate wisdom.