Paul Beard is a qualified Coach (Dip P.Couns.Coach) accredited by OPRCTC and Coaching Supervision Academy.
Progressive Coaching is based on a fundamental Yogic principle that negativity of any kind reduces awareness, makes us unhappy and is unhealthy to harbour, but that it can be released safely (and discreetly) through Yogic mental and physical practices, including the kind taught by Sherpa. This includes so called ‘emotional baggage.’
Contrary to popular belief, we do not actually need fear of any kind. It can often appear that fearfulness sharpens our minds (with adrenaline appearing to energise us), but, in reality, it obscures our discernment and drains us. Ultimately, intelligence, intuition, awareness, common sense and sustained energy from authentic positivity are sufficient to see us safely and successfully through life.
It is Paul’s view (and personal experience through Yoga and Meditation practice) that letting go of fear is what truly enriches life and brings more happiness and wellbeing than anything else. It also enables peak performance. For example, letting go of fear decreases knee-jerk reactions and subsequent poor decision-making in challenging situations; at the same time, it increases intelligent, intuitive and wise responses to our colleagues in those same situations.
It can be helpful to think of Progressive Coaching as a two-stage process:
1) Removing blocks to clarity, insight and motivation
The first stage aims to uncover your inherent positivity, enable you to re-connect with it (often using transformative Yogic mental tools) and identify and let go of any negative emotion or judgement that is preventing this.
2) Seeing your way ahead & moving forward
Once you are re-connected to the awareness, clarity and motivation that a positive state of mind enables, the second stage is to then to identify/re-visit/re-define any goals you have (be those interpersonal, career-related or personal) and how to achieve them. The second stage is usually much easier after completion of the first and results can be achieved much more quickly.
Depending on the issues presented, the client may need to move back and forth between stage 1 & 2.
Progressive Coaching can support you to make significant and rapid progress with any life issue. Here are some examples of what it can support you to resolve in the workplace (not exhaustive):
- Stress, pressure and burnout
- Fear of failure
- Performance anxieties
- Communication issues
- Managing mental health at work
- Team relationship issues
- ‘Personality clashes’
- Issues with managers and supervisors
- Lack of respect from colleagues
- Harassment (e.g. bullying, intimidation, sexual, persecution, hostility, coercion)
- Work volume issues and overcommitment
- Work-Life balance issues
- Health anxieties
- Job insecurity
- Financial issues
- Lack of promotional opportunities
- Lack of job satisfaction and/or fulfilment
- Confidence & self esteem issues
- Managing change at work
Re-connecting to your inherent positivity through Progressive Coaching also makes it much easier to connect with your intuition (literally ‘inner tutor’) which can guide you in finding more meaning, purpose, fulfilment, happiness and direction in your life – if you allow it to.
Progressive Coaching will help you to identify your ego. From a Yogic perspective, ego is both the driver of our material desires, emotional reactions and patterns and the driver of dis-connection with others. As a result, ego very often acts as an obstacle to doing what we need to do for our own happiness and well-being and that of friends/family/colleagues.
Progressive Coaching can help you to master the ego aspect of yourself – to the degree that you wish – so that the inherent, genuinely positive you is more in charge of your life. This is a very empowering process.
It is important to note that ‘ego’ in a holistic sense can tell us that we are not only ‘better’ than others, but can also tell us that we are ‘worse’ than others (e.g. ‘not good enough’), which is at the root of fear of failure. Both viewpoints are ultimately false and Progressive Coaching will help you to see through them.
If you are looking to increase your overall wellbeing and/or your performance at work, the influence of ego can really impede both.
Progressive Coaching – which can employ a ‘tough love’ approach when needed – will help you to discern what is ego and what is the genuine you so you can get to the root of any issue that is preventing you from moving forward (again to the degree you choose) and re-connect you to feeling great, working well, relating positively to others and making progress towards achieving your potential.
It can be applied to your professional life, your personal life, or both.
Informed by 2,500 years of Yogic wisdom and insight, coupled with intuition, intelligence, common sense and mindfulness, Progressive Coaching is a powerful approach to enabling you to become the person you want to be.
Paul and his Progressive Coaching colleagues work with both individuals and groups, face to face or through Skype.
Face to face Progressive Coaching is generally not available as a stand-alone service. If face to face is required, Progressive Coaching will need to be booked alongside another Sherpa training package.
One to One Progressive Coaching (1.5 hours) £60
Group Progressive Coaching (1.5 – 2 hours) £80