By Lucy Mullins and Sonya Shellard
Like waves in the ocean, challenges in life are a natural and powerful force that can be inspiring, terrifying, uplifting and overwhelming. And just like waves in the ocean, challenges in our lives are inevitable and unavoidable. Some challenges are big, some are small. Some you see coming, some you don’t. Some are regular and unremarkable; others are unexpected and life-changing. It’s how you deal with the waves you face that determines how you thrive and survive.
WAVES is a fresh new coaching model we have developed to help navigate life’s challenges - the waves that hit. Read on to find out how to ride the crest of the wave and avoid a wipe-out...
As professional coaches and successful business owners, we wanted to develop a practical and accessible model to help leaders, founders and anybody who wants to thrive at life, deal effectively with the challenges they face.
It feels particularly relevant now in the face of this global pandemic. A very large wave has hit us all and we need to navigate through this with careful support and guidance. We hope this practical model will help energise and empower you when you face the unknown and unexpected.
Here's a quick look at the key stages of the model:
W - Wait and consider
A - Assemble your resources
V - Voyage forth with determination
E - Experience the peaks and troughs
S - Strengthen to surf again
You can download more details of each stages here:
This is just one of the many models, tools and frameworks we explore on our flagship coach training programme. If you want to equip yourself, your clients, or your team to ride the waves that hit then check out details of our #RideTheWave Professional Coach Training programme.