You don't often hear about Growth Coaches ... perhaps Executive Coaches, or Life Coaches, but Growth? You might be thinking, "Is that a thing?"" :)
A) Yes, it's a thing. B) This Post is for YOU: someone who is interested in working with a Growth Coach... but who is also not sure what it is they do exactly...
Growth Coach: A Life Coach Focused on...you guessed it: GROWTH !
Growth is vital to well-being. And yes, we are going CAPITAL G-rowth on this one because it is that important. I am not talking about the kind of growth that makes your hair longer... I am talking the kind of Growth that pushes your boundaries, brings real maturity, and leads you closer to knowing your true self and your life purposes.
Without this kind of Growth we get stuck in patterns that no longer serve us, stay in unhealthy relationships and situations, attempt to re-live outdated stories, or try to remain a version of ourselves that we have outgrown. We need Growth to become who we truly are, but it's not always easy to do --- and this is where a Growth Coach comes in.
Growth Coaches give you opportunities to Grow through self-discovery. GrowthQuests is unique because it encourages self-discovery through exploring your life journey. Dr. Katie T. Larson has studied Growth and Transformation for over a decade, and through her diverse global experience, she has created a Quest Map that helps you better understand the stage of Growth you are in. Most clients are surprised at how accurate the Quest Map is at describing where they are! Once you know the stage you are in, you can Grow even more.
What can I expect from a typical Growth Coaching Package?
When you sign up for a coaching package, you will receive a Quest Map that helps you assess where you are (and where you are going). Then, through 3 sessions, you will experience Growth and self-discovery as a result of in-depth coaching conversations, self-reflection, and customized "Growth-Play" activities.
GrowthQuests is specifically known for its Growth-Play -- which are tailored activities for each client based on the preceding coaching conversation. These diverse exercises allow you to fully experience all aspects of Growth: mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. The activities range from art and dance to journaling and meditation (and much more!). They are inspired from modern and Jungian psychology, Eastern and Western philosophy, esoteric and mystical spiritual practices, (and much more!).
Nearly all clients describe Growth-Play as their favorite part of their coaching package because it allows them to actually play with what they have learned about themselves in a session. For example, if a client has uncovered they have a hard time letting go of control, I may give them a Growth-Play activity where they must paint a picture with their opposite hand. It sounds silly, but by playfully putting yourself in a situation that's difficult for you (and surviving), you are teaching the pathways in your brain that breaking a habit doesn't have to be scary (and creating a muscle-memory for future, real-life experiences).
How will I know if Growth Coaching is right for me?
Like anything in life, trust your instincts... but if a Growth Coach is right for you, any of the following will feel true:
If you find yourself thinking, "there has to be something more than this"... but you don't know how to find it
You are facing a challenge personally or professionally and need new ways to approach it
If you are navigating something new and need support and guidance
You are experiencing confusion or loss and need emotional tools to get you through it
If you have a longing for more meaning and purpose in your current life
You want to Grow...but you need a kick in the butt to do it :)
How will I benefit from Growth Coaching?
My clients describe their experience working with a Growth Coach very positively. "Katie guided me with compassion and care", "I felt encouraged to find out who the real me is","Katie's extremely valuable gift of intuitive guidance forever changed me", and "I was surprised how much good just three sessions did me!".
More than anything, you will feel seen, heard, and completely supported through your Quest. During each session, you will receive more than just verbal feedback, thanks to Growth-Play and additional resources that will benefit you long after your coaching package is finished. Many of my clients have followed up with me weeks or months later to describe how one (or more!) of the resources has changed their life.
My greatest hope for all my clients is that they will feel more in touch with who they truly are, aligned with their purpose, and armed with the tools and skills they need to continue on their path.
So this is Growth Coaching...Ready to try it?
For a free 30 minute session, click here. What have you got to lose, except your old ways?
Dr. Katie T. Larson,