What is Core Energy Coaching™?
by Simone Noordegraaf, CPC, ELI-MP | iPEC Chief Business Development OfficerJul 26, 2018 | 3 minutes read
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In the “old days,” coaching was mostly associated with improving an athlete or team’s ability to compete or perform. These days, it’s much more common to hear it mentioned in the context of self-development, whether that’s for improvement in business or as an individual. As specialty niches have emerged, so has an incredible variety of coaching techniques and styles.
Here at iPEC, we teach Core Energy Coaching™, a methodology focused on getting to the root (or “core”) of an individual’s challenges by identifying and shifting inner thoughts, beliefs, and emotions that block a client’s success. From this place, they can reduce stress, sustainably connect with their purpose and passion, and experience more fulfillment in all areas of life.
What makes Core Energy Coaching so effective, and how does it differ from all of the other approaches out there?
Traditional coaching techniques
Most coaching methodologies are action-oriented—focused on identifying goals, creating a series of steps to meet those goals, and then providing accountability to keep the client moving forward.
This approach can be extremely effective in the short run while the client’s enthusiasm and energy are running high. Unfortunately, their ability to sustain the outcome and repeat the process usually deteriorates over time.
This is a case where the “problem” is not really the problem—it’s just a symptom of the internal beliefs that the client unconsciously follows.
Without recognizing and addressing these underlying patterns, it’s far less likely that they will gain a deeper understanding of their behavior, shift their hidden thoughts and emotions, and create sustainable change and momentum. While they might achieve their initial goals, the process may not be repeatable without outside help.
Transformational coaching… from the inside out
In contrast, transformational coaching operates from an inside out approach.
Many clients come to coaching with an “outer” goal in mind—for example, maybe they want a promotion, less fighting with their spouse, or a dream of traveling across the globe.
But Core Energy Coaches start the process “inside,” where we find the root of most challenges and blocks to success, including limiting perspectives about the world, defeating thoughts, and outdated beliefs unconsciously picked up from family, society, and the media.
Many of these thoughts and feelings live under the surface, hidden from the client’s awareness, and are huge drivers of unproductive choices and behaviors.
iPEC Core Energy Coaches have received specialized training to uncover these inner blind spots, gently bring awareness to the client, and shift these inner blocks to cultivate new perspectives and helpful beliefs that support the client’s success from a deep and sustainable level.
As more and more inner blocks are cleared, the client feels more comfortable and less stressed about the topic at hand (and life in general)! As the client also uncovers their deepest passions and motivators, a recipe for radical and sustainable success is set in motion.
This isn’t a linear process. It’s a highly creative one, with coach and client as equal partners. At all stages of the process, the client takes the lead—choosing the experiences they’d like to have in life, giving permission for inner shifts to take place, and providing the wisdom and answers that best serve their goals. The coach is there to facilitate the process as the client uncovers their own brilliance and unlocks their infinite potential.
Core Energy Coaching: Backed by Research
The Core Energy Coaching practice is founded on more than 10,000 hours of research and application over the course of 30 years. This interdisciplinary process has its roots in:
- Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)
- Quantum physics
- Adult and accelerated learning theories
- Emotional intelligence
- Leadership development
- Theories of conscious evolution
A 2018 quantitative research study provides clear evidence that a shift in core energy is a primary driver of positive change in the participant’s lives. By working with a Core Energy Coach, clients learn to harness their own power, thus becoming more evolved human beings and more effective leaders with greatly increased chances of achieving satisfaction in life, work, and relationships.
Where Metrics Meet Mindset
What if you could apply metrics to your clients’ inner world to assess how various factors influence the results they’re achieving? That’s precisely what iPEC’s Energy Leadership™ Index (ELI) assessment accomplishes.
The Energy Leadership Index assessment (or ELI) is a proprietary, research-backed tool that analyzes and gives a detailed breakdown of a person’s energetic profile—in other words, the amount of each type of energy a person experiences under normal circumstances and also under stress. The ELI cuts through the “getting to know you” part of coaching for a more immediate understanding of how your client shows up energetically.
Using these metrics, you and your client can pinpoint how their perspectives are working “for” or “against” them. Self-awareness and knowledge of how they show up, combined with an understanding of the different energy levels, creates choice in moving forward and being able to create successful outcomes.
With a supportive coaching relationship, your client can navigate internal blocks and resistance, consciously change their thoughts and emotions, and discover their true passions.
Through this efficient and sustainable process, clients and teams can cultivate the energy levels that serve them best, become the person (or organization) they truly want to be, and create the life they dream of.
As a bonus, the Energy Leadership Index Assessment can be given as a regular follow up assessment to provide tangible, research-backed ROI data for any coaching engagement.
Empowered, sustainable change
Ultimately, the Core Energy Coaching methodology empowers people to dig deeply, honestly, and objectively into their energy and unconscious thought patterns, to assess who they are and who they want to become. With these techniques and tools, you can support your client as they establish and achieve new goals, raise their level of consciousness, and help them open up to new possibilities that were previously hidden from sight.
The result is sustainable, long-lasting transformation.