Why APM™ Coaching WorksThe main reason APM™ coaching works is that you’re hiring someone with greater experience than you in pain management and relapse prevention. Your APM™ Certified coach can quickly identify patterns that may not be clear to you. Then your coach can help you devise and implement solutions. When this works well, it’s a very high-leverage relationship. It’s one of the fastest ways to solve challenging problems. Similarly, a good coach will have superior knowledge and experience in the area(s) in which you want to improve.
A coach can use all of this expertise to help you solve specific problems efficiently. This is essentially a variation on the principle of overwhelming force. A pain management or relapse prevention problem that may seem daunting to you might be a fairly simple matter for an experienced APM™ coach.
The real challenge of APM™ coaching is for your coach to help you implement the solutions to your specific problems. Coming up with solutions is easy. Implementing those solutions is the hard part. That’s where good APM™ coaching really performs. Your APM™ coach can work as a guide to help you stay on track, leading you safely through the quagmire of mistakes, blind alleys, and delays.
Benefits of APM™ CoachingAchievement means the delivery extraordinary results and individual goals achieved, strategies, projects and plans executed. It suggests effectiveness, creativity, and innovation. Effective APM™ coaching delivers achievement, which is sustainable. Because of the emphasis on learning and because your confidence is enhanced ('I worked it out for myself!') the increase in performance is typically sustained for a longer period and will impact on areas that were not directly the subject of coaching.
Fulfillment includes learning and development. To achieve the result is one thing, to achieve it in a way in which you learn and develop as part of the process has a greater value - to you and your coach, for it is the capacity to learn that ensures your going quality of life. Fulfillment also includes the notion that going through coaching you begin to identify goals that are intrinsically rewarding. With fulfillment comes an increase in motivation. That the APM™ coach respects you, your ideas and opinions, that you are doing your work in your own way, that you are pursuing your own goals and are responsible - all this makes you much more inspired and committed.
Joy. Enjoyment ensues when people are achieving their meaningful goals and when learning and developing is part of the process.
These three components – achievement, fulfillment, and joy – are synergistically interlinked and the absence of any one will impact and erode the others. Learning without achievement quickly exhausts your energy. Achievement without learning soon becomes boring. The absence of joy and fun erodes the human spirit.
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