Setting goals leads to success. Goals can vary widely and may be
related to your career, health and fitness, family life or education.
In Step 1, you will identify the goal that you wish to attain. Your goal can vary widely. It may include a personal goal relating to your career, health and fitness, family life or education. No matter what your goal is the most important part is that you identify it. You can have several goals, each of which you will clearly identify.
Next, you will define your goal. You will work with your coach to be as clear as possible as to what your goal is. For your goal to become tangible you must know everything you can about it. A goal cannot be vague but as precisely defined as possible. You must be able to imagine yourself having achieved your goal so that you will know when it has been attained and whether you are well on your way to achieving it. You will also set a precise timeline for when you expect to achieve your goal and where you see yourself at different time intervals on your way to achieving it (e.g. in 6 months, 1 year, 5 year etc. You decide). You will also identify the stage you are at in moving towards your goal. That is:
1) Are you just thinking about it?
2) Have you taken any steps towards it?
3) Have you partly achieve it?
4) Are you struggling with the maintenance of a
desired behavior (e.g. exercising, dieting, not
What kind of goal do you have?
The acronym C.H.A.M.C.A. ® defines the types of goals a
person may have. The extent to which your goal is
Compassionate, Harmonious, Approach based, Mastery
oriented, Challenging and Autonomous will go a long way in
knowing the likely hood that you will achieve your goal and
that you will be happy with it.
In Step 2, you will find out about whether your goal will truly
bring you the happiness and well being that you are looking
for. For this, you will be answering the following 6 questions
about your goal.
1) Compassionate: Will other people also benefit from
the achievement of your goal or will you be the only
one enjoying the fruits of it?
2) Harmonious: Is your goal in line with your morals,
beliefs and values or are you ready to try to
achieve your goal at all cost?
3) Approach-based: Is your goal about avoiding
something or about going towards something?
4) Mastery oriented: Is your goal about mastering a
new skill or strictly about performance?
5) Challenging: Does your goal present a significant
challenge that will require you to step out of your
comfort zone or do you consider that your goal will
be something easy to achieve?
6) Autonomous: Will the achievement of your goal be
rewarding by itself or is strictly attached to money,
gaining social status or authority?
The “WHY” of your Goal
Now that you have identified, defined and found out the
kind of goal you have you are ready to delve into the
reasons for why you want to achieve that goal. With your
coach, you will explore deep within yourself what the
answers to the following 5 questions about passion,
purpose, meaning, obligations and commitments.
1) Passion: Is your goal about something you are
passionate about? That is, when you do or think
about things that have to do with your goal do you
feel that you are completely engulfed in the
present moment, loose the sense of time, feel like
every one of your actions or thoughts have to do
with your goal?
2) Purpose: What will the achievement of your goal
bring to you and/or to others around you?
3) Meaning: What will you be able to say about
yourself or the changes that you have made in
your life once you have achieved your goal?
4) Obligations: Will the achievement of your goal
permit you to fulfill an obligation? Maybe there are
things you need to deal with, which make you
loose sleep at night.
5) Commitments: Will the achievement of my goal
permit me to honor commitments that I have made
in my family life, relationships or career?
The Action Plan (the “HOW”)
In part 4, you will be ready to establish a clear action plan
that will put you well on your way to achieving your goal.
The action plan is divided in 2 steps: strategies and tactics.
1) Strategies: With your coach, you will outline the
steps necessary for you to achieve your goal. You
will do so by imagining yourself having achieved
you goal compared to where you stand now.
2) Tactics: You will identify resources that you may
need to acquire to facilitate the achievement of
your goal. These resources can be material,
educational, financial or inner resources such as
courage, strength and resilience. You will explore
the ways by which you can obtain these resources
if you do not already possess them.
In Part 5, you will explore if anything within you is
preventing from taking the necessary steps for
you to achieve your goals. With your coach, you
will then work on specific areas you believe need
to be strengthen. These include factors such as:
3) Resilience (persistence in the face of
4) Not feeling in control of your life
6) Fear of failure
1) Pay as you go: 150$/hour
2)10-session block: 1250$
3) By the month: 300$/month. Includes 3 sessions per month (2 face-to-face meetings, 1 phone call).
Other options in terms of types of meetings (face-to-face, Skype or phone) are available.