People often ask me what “transformational (or transformative) coaching” is.
First, to better understand what coaching is, it’s about helping people get from zero (now) to infinity.
Because unlike therapy & counseling, those are getting people from negative to zero; trauma to health (normalcy).
The two types of coaching are transactional or transformational.
Transactional is more goal oriented, on hard skills, working together on a specific challenge to a desired outcome.
A soccer coach would be an excellent example of a transactional coach, teaching the hard skills for the specific challenge of winning a championship. Likewise, a coach that helps clients with their résumés, or a career coach, for example.
The journey of transactional coaching leaves nothing to the imagination and is outlined extremely tangibly, legibly & clearly defined.
A transactional coaching relationship sees a mountain before them and immediately works to make goals, the how-tos & formulate plans to conquer it.
Transformational coaching, on the other hand, goes deeper into the very being of the person, on the underlying intrinsic potential, to consider their values, strengths, & beliefs to ensure a holistic alignment.
The journey of transformational coaching comes in the form of continual discovery, a constant unraveling that’s fluid & changes as revelations & insight are uncovered. The beauty of transformational coaching is that the destination is largely unknown, just that the present place the client is at, no longer serves them.
A transformational coaching relationship sees a mountain before them then looks at the range beyond that, highlights the individual’s being and finds the path forward to conquer all inevitable mountains to come.
As a transformational coach myself, I focus more on discovery, understanding, & embracing of one's identity, strengths & beliefs to unlock our true potential & purpose within; physically, mentally, emotionally & spiritually.
You’ll hear me talking frequently about how I’m able to utilize every part of my being in the coaching I do; I truly shine in the exploration, curiosity and fluidness of the discovery process.
The beauty of it all is I help clients discover this for themselves, I facilitate a discovery through enlightenment for what a life of purpose & greatness might look like for them by capitalizing on their entire being top-to-bottom, from inside-out.
If this intrigues you in any way, I’d love to have a friendly conversation with you about it.
My name is Theophilus Zhuang and I'm a transformational coach who loves speaking about legacy and life purpose. My belief is that life is best lived from the inside and in maximal alignment to for utmost fulfillment. Here you'll find my musings.