A Coaching Model By Melissa Chapman, Organizational Health/Leadership Coach, UNITED STATES
What Is the GLOffect Method?
The GLOffect Method™incorporates several components in developing a holistic approach to exploring how individuals become aware of their unique personal brand, their values, their beliefs when they thrive or feel stuck, and what inspires them. That exploration allows individuals to move towards elevating how they show up in relationships and experiences to achieve their professional goals. The word, ‘GLOffect’, was created to describe what effect, influence, and impact one has that is uniquely one’s own.
Much of our wiring is rooted in comparing ourselves to others. Theodore Roosevelt said, “Comparison is the thief of joy”. If we allow it, comparison can steal us away from satisfaction and appreciation with our own life along with the control that we have over ourselves. When this comparison happens in people’s professional lives, it can create discontent and prevent individual growth when the focus is placed on others’ achievements. Rather, the GLOffect Method provides a structure to help individuals reconnect with their inner core of who they are, what makes them uniquely valuable, and how to feel more fulfilled in their professional and personal lives. The process creates an opportunity for individuals to find more purpose, set goals, and craft a plan toward achieving what they define as success.
The Four Phases of the GLOffect Method
There are four parts to the GLOffect Method model that generates mindfulness and leads to action. While there is an order at the outset of the process, these elements are fluid and take into consideration what the individual needs from this process. The four phases are:
- Discovery &Definition
- Awareness & Alignment
- Personal Presence
- Pursuits & Passion
Discovery & Definition
During the Discovery and Definition phase of the GLOffect Method, there are three methods to collect information about the client:
- An intake questionnaire that helps the client articulate professional challenges, how they feel about their current state and their professional goals.
- An assessment (How to Fascinate®) to better understand how the client communicates.
- A personal values exercise that helps the client define what they feel is most important to them.
In instances where the individual may have worked on some of the above-mentioned steps, that information is incorporated into the process, in addition to other relevant assessments that the client wishes to include. Ultimately, the purpose is for the client to feel that they have enough material to help them develop a clearer understanding of where they are currently, what’s important, and where they want to go. When individuals aren’t sure where they wish to go, this phase helps begin the inquiry into what that may look like.
Awareness & Alignment
The Awareness & Alignment phase begins as we review the intelligence gathered from the Discovery & Definition stage. This provides an opportunity to reflect on how it potentially plays a role in current situations that the client wishes to work through. This phase incorporates activities that help identify when the individual feels successful and challenged at work to help demonstrate when the client feels more connected to what they are doing. The process is aimed at exploring how this possible new awareness aligns with the individual’s beliefs, values, professional pursuits, and goals. If the awareness is already present, this phase allows a chance to consider whether what the individual is saying or doing is in sync with who they are or want to become.
With this cognizance comes the ability to get curious about the individual’s presence. In the GLOffect Method, presence is defined in two ways – how to present the individual in their situation and what kind of presence they have when in that situation. During the Personal Presence stage, we explore both meanings relevant to the client’s current challenges that we are working through. We inquire how the client is ‘showing up’ to their situation; how they are listening; what they are doing; how their limiting beliefs or interpretations may be impacting the dynamic. Discovering the kind of effect that a client’s presence has on the situation can allow an opportunity for reflection, learning, and growth. American author Marianne Williamson wrote, “As we let our own light shine, we…give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Pursuits & Passion
The final phase of the GLOffect Method is all about Pursuits & Passion. Gaining an understanding of one’s brand, values, beliefs, and influence provides a guide in helping the client determine how to apply what has been uncovered. In this phase, the client examines what motivates, inspires, and brings joy to them. We explore their passions and how they can pursue them within their career. The client works on defining what success means to them (with the understanding that as we evolve, so does our definition of success) and by doing so can then create a plan to work towards achieving their goals. This process explores short-term and long-term goals, as well as determining what meeting those goals means to the client.
While careers play such a large role in many people’s lives, it is the individual’s life that becomes the focus of the GLOffect Method. We all seek purpose, and this practice is to help individuals reconnect with that purpose and passion, be aware of the value they bring to everything that they do, and devise a plan to achieve their goals. This method can be revisited when career changes happen when individuals are feeling burned out, or when one is just looking to re-evaluate their career. No matter the reason, the goal is enlightenment followed by developing a strong action plan to put into place.
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