Principle 1. The client is resourceful. The client has the resources to resolve his or her problems. Only the client knows what to do because only the client knows the full story, and only the client can implement the action and live with the results. The coach’s role is to develop the client’s resourcefulness through skillful questioning, challenge, and support.
Principle 2. Coaching addresses the whole person – past, present, and future.
Principle 3. The client sets the agenda. That is the difference with teaching. There is no set agenda with coaching. The process is organically developed by both parties’ dynamics.
The coach invites the client to discover and own the intimate experiences they had that were out of their awareness so that they could make new decisions about them.
Principle 4. Space is safe and confidential!
Principle 5. The coach and the client are equals. The coach and the client work together in a partnership of equals. The model is a colleague to colleague, adult to adult. It is based on total respect. There is no space for judgment!
Principle 6. Coaching is about change and action. Clients come to coaching because they want something to change. Mainly they want to be more productive, and the core purpose of coaching is to close the gap between potential and performance. The role of the coach is to help them to unlock their potential to elawvate themselves and their practice.
The eLAWvation Coaching values have, as its base, this profoundly spiritual core, a belief that all lawyers are valuable but can achieve more, loving and growing their practice, and still have a life. The pain experience often comes from how attorneys experience their behaviors, emotions, cognition, and expectations. When invited to discover these aspects of their internal experience, as well as their spirituality and the yearnings it produces that give positive possibilities, attorneys can often change through their whole intrapsychic to live more in the present through their positive life energy.