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Dr Yvonne Sum, Leadership Coach and Author, is back on the Bigger Picture, this time to talk about her new book, 'Intentional Parenting', which marries the principles of business leadership and parenting. She claims this approach allows for more efficient and enjoyable parenting experience. We find out more with Meera Sivasothy.

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Fields: Parenting, Coaching, Training, NLP/NS

Product: Transformational Leadership Challenge™ Coaching & Training

Focus on You

  1. Name at least two differences between Indigo and Crystal Children.
  2. Do you customize programs to suit everyone?
  3. I am a slow learner will I end up throwing off the program?
  4. Is Parent Leadership only for people with a family to bring up?

Set your Goal

  1. Why are our Parent Coaching programs 3-months in length?
  2. Why do our clients pay for their programs in advance?
  3. I have always set goals but do not always achieve them. How can your programs help?
  4. Is Transformational Coaching for everyone?

Find Your Balance

  1. How can your programs help me start balancing my life?

Find your Solutions

  1. Who are the leading providers of Parenting Coaching in Australia?
  2. Who are the leading providers of Parenting Workshops?
  3. Who are the leading providers of Parent Coach Training?
  4. What are the 3 Different Forms of Coaching?
  5. What form of Coaching would be suitable if you want to change skills and behaviours?
  6. What form of Coaching would be suitable if you want to change beliefs, values and identity?
  7. What form of Coaching would be suitable if you want to change direction and purpose?
  8. I have done many leadership programs how is yours different?
  9. Is Transformational Coaching for everyone?
  10. Is Parent Leadership only for people with a family to bring up?

Expertise

  1. Who are the respected thought leaders in the field of parenting?
  2. What is the Gentle Revolution?
  3. What book took the Gentle Revolution to the household?
  4. Who is dubbed as founding the field of coaching?
  5. In which years did Coaching become formalised as a Career?
  6. What year was the first Coach Training school established in Australia?
  7. Which University was the first University in the world to offer Post Graduate Degree?s in Coaching?
  8. How many Universities offer these programs now world wide?
  9. What are the seven models of Meta-Coach graduates study?
  10. How many skills does a Meta-Coach™ learn?
  11. What is the MCF?
  12. How do you describe NLP in two sentences at the most?
  13. How do you describe NS in two sentences at the most?

1. Who are the respected thought leaders in the field of parenting?

  1.  
    1. Glen Doman (Gentle Revolution)
    2. Diana Haskins (Parent as Coach)
    3. Stephen Biddulph (Raising Boys)
    4. Thomas Gordon (Parent Effectiveness Training)
    5. Alfie Kohn (Unconditional Parenting)
    6. Lawrence Cohen (Playful Parenting)
    7. Becky Bailey (Conscious Discipline)
    8. Marshall Rosenberg (Non-Violent Communication)
    9. Lee Carroll and Jan Tober (Indigo Children)
    10. Doreen Virtue (Indigo, Crystal and Rainbow Children)

2. What is the Gentle Revolution?

Glen Doman, founded the Institutes of Achievement of Human Potential (seewww.iahp.org), in response to studying brain injured children working with their parents in the 1950s responding extraordinarily to his methods of brain development through stimulation at the physical, intellectual, emotional and social pathways. He discovered the inner genius in every child could be expressed through these simple methods that could be used daily in the home. He transferred these methods to well kids and their parents. He called his joyful learning method between parent (the best teacher a child could have) and child: the ?Gentle Revolution?.

3. What book took the Gentle Revolution to the household?

"How to Teach your Baby to Read? by Glen Doman.

4. Name at least two differences between Indigo and Crystal Children.

  1. Firstly, Indigo tend to be more aggressive and warrior-like generally whilst Crystal have a lighter and happier disposition.
  2. Secondly, Indigo have been here as long as three decades whilst Crystal have only been here in the last 5 years or so.

5. Who are the leading providers of Parenting Coaching in Australia?

  • Michael Grose (Parenting ideas)
  • Tracy Tressider (Parent as Coach)
  • Sarah Oliver (ParenTeen)

6. Who are the leading providers of Parenting Workshops?

  • Triple P (Positive Parenting Program)
  • Parent as Coach Academy
  • Parent Coach Institute, Conscious Parenting
  • Ignite Choice

7. Who are the leading providers of Parent Coach Training?

  • Parent as Coach Academy
  • Parent Coach Institute
  • Conscious Parenting
  • Comprehensive Coaching U Inc

8. Who is dubbed as founding the field of coaching?

Although Tim Gallway was the first person to conceptualise and coin the terminology of Coaching beyond sport, it was Thomas Leonard in 1994 that began the first Coach Training School, CoachU. He is recognised as taking the concept and starting the field.

9. In which years did Coaching become formalised as a Career?

1994 : with the first Coach Training School.

10. What year was the first Coach Training school established in Australia?

It was 1998 with CoachU.

11. Which University was the first University in the world to offer Post Graduate Degree's in Coaching?

University of Sydney, School of Psychology, Coaching Psychology Unit (Jan 2000 by Anthony Grant)

12. How many Universities offer these programs now world wide?

  1. Sydney University, Australia
  2. Middelsex University UK, 
  3. Stellenbosch, SA
  4. The Graduate Business School - Cape town University, SA
  5. The University of Johannesburg, SA
  6. The Gordon Business Institute ? University of Pretoria, SA
  7. Georgetown University, USA (ICF accredited)
  8. Seattle University, USA (PCI credits)
  9. Lewis and Clarke College Graduate School of Education in Portland, Oregon , USA (Parent as Coach Affiliation)
  10. Oxford Brooks University, UK

13. What are the 3 Different Forms of Coaching?

  1. Performance
  2. Developmental
  3. Transformational

14. What form of Coaching would be suitable if you want to change skills and behaviours?

Performance

15. What form of Coaching would be suitable if you want to change beliefs, values & identity?

Developmental

16. What form of Coaching would be suitable if you want to change direction and purpose?

Transformational

17. Why are our Parent Coaching programs 3-months in length?

Allows for implementation and integration of the coaching outcomes. Taking the outcomes on in the neurology.

18. Why do our clients pay for their programs in advance?

Increases the level of commitment and motivation, to get their value and return on investment. Experience suggests that clients who pay for their Coaching in advance are more likely to complete their tasks and more likely to achieve their outcomes.

19. What are the seven models of Meta-Coach graduates study?

  • NLP (Communication Model)
  • Meta-States Model (Reflexivity Model)
  • Axis of Change Model
  • NS Benchmarking Model
  • Matrix Model
  • Self Actualising Quadrants
  • The Matrix Business Plan

20. How many skills does a Meta-Coach™ learn?

  • 7 Core Coaching skills
  • 9 Change Coaching Skills
  • 10 Advanced Coaching Skills

21. What is the MCF?

The MCF, or Meta Coach Foundation, is committed to building the credibility of coaching worldwide by credentialing coaches trained in the cognitive sciences. Also acts as a conduit for clients and peers to make complaints about the coaches and for ongoing research into Coaching and Neuro-Semantics.

22. How do you describe NLP in two sentences at the most?

NLP is the study of cognitive behavioural science modelling experts of human communicating and functioning (in many different contexts) in order that the skill or behaviour be transferable to achieve consistent results/ outcomes.

NLP is an advanced model of communication for getting to the heart of things and as a model for running your own brain?

23. How do you describe NS in two sentences at the most?

NS is the study of how we make meaning and transferring that into our body.

Self Actualising Models are used in NS for translating great meanings into optimal performances.

24. How can your programs help me start balancing my life?

The TLC programs are designed with self-awareness being a central focus. In all the programs, the delegates are facilitated to look inward and reflect on issues that are of deepest value to them, and to use this knowledge to drive their visions forwards whether it is regarding professional or personal development. Balance is something all our delegates continue to work towards. The astuteness of knowing when we are thrown off balance is central to how we can work towards centring ourselves again. The nimbleness by which we seemingly come into balance is the constant aim in our lives the mastering of which is a lifelong pursuit. Our TLC programs consistently help you with taking you to finer levels of how to move towards this balance.

25. Do you customize programs to suit everyone?

All our programs are delegate-focused. Whether it is a one-on-one coaching program, or a group leadership workshop, the facilitator takes care in designing the program towards the outcomes and learning styles of the delegates. We can do this through thorough detailing and research of your needs prior to embarking on the journey with you. During the workshop the facilitator continues to track progress by tweaking the program in real time for maximum learning of the delegates and the fulfilment of outcomes.

26. I am a slow learner will I end up throwing off the program?

The prime concern of the program is delegate centred. The facilitator is skilled and trained to match your optimum learning style to achieve your outcomes in the time frame of the program.

27. I have always set goals but do not always achieve them. How can your programs help?

Setting goals is only one step in the process towards achieving your vision/ dream. In our programs we help you create awareness and task yourself to understand how your beliefs, values, identity and philosophy of life is driving you there or holding you back, and help you do more of the former and change the latter.

28. I have done many leadership programs how is yours different?

The difference really lies in utilizing a more humanistic approach to thriving in the chaos of change. Previous models of leading change in organizations or life in general used a mechanistic engineering approach of Newtonian physics as a metaphor for managing people and life processes. Our leadership programs have borrowed assumptions from quantum physics such that we need to look at patterns before we work on details as every part of the system affects the whole. As the observer can change the outcome of an event with quantum mechanics, so too do we presume that every person that we interact with changes the outcomes of organizations and life. It is essentially about leadership of self and others through awareness of minute changes, and the ability to flexibly allow the system to do what it needs to do including going through chaos before it finds a new order of function at a higher level of transformation with only simple guidelines/criteria to lead us to the achievement of a specific Vision. Eg it is not about setting stringent procedures to follow but more about engaging the hearts of the members in an organization, family or community into a shared Vision, and allowing each member to do what they need to do to get us there.

29. Is Transformational Coaching for everyone?

No. Transformational Coaching is essentially for only those who have enough ego-strength to do whatever it takes to get themselves to where they wish to go. The client has to be ready to make time, invest energy and commit 100% effort into the coaching process. Coaching here is not a passive process where the coach ‘heals’ and ‘breaks through’ issues for the client. The coach is there as a non-judgmental mirror to the client. The coach creates the most useful space for the client to perceive more clearly what they may not be seeing yet by stepping away or into a different place so they can now get different angles or points of view from where they may have been ‘stuck’ before. From there, it is entirely up to the client to do the work, train, get skilled up if necessary, to run the race and to go for ‘gold’ in their life so to speak. The outcomes are dependent on the dance between the coach and the client as the former challenges and supports the latter towards the realizing of their Vision. Unless the client chooses to step into courageous places, there is little the coach can do. The client is responsible for his/ her results so the more hungry and committed you are to the tasks needed to take you there, the more you will achieve. You will be amazed how much more you can get out of a coaching program then what you set out to do, if you trust to go with the flow as realizations and learnings unfold for you. If unsure whether Transformational Coaching is for you, the best way is to check with a certified coach to professionally assess your readiness.

30. Is Parent Leadership only for people with a family to bring up?

No. Parent Leadership is about leadership that brings heart back to organizations, families or communities. As long as you are committed to trust that you and those you interact with have a common cause that engages your passions parent leadership is about setting out ‘criteria’ to guide us through the chaos of continuous change and ‘parenting’ our selves and others towards a mutual Vision. The metaphor is about unconditional love of parents towards their offspring and this can powerfully be translated to how we lead our own lives and how we influence those around us towards a common purpose, be it a great place to work, a happy family or a safer/cleaner planet to live in.