First Day July 10 2017

Ok here I am doing my assignment.  I set the time for  30 minutes and I have no idea what I am going to write about. My goal is write up my landing page.  I don’t even know what a landing page is.  However that being said I need to write for Nikki for web site so I suppose that could be used for both situations.  That being said of course my left eye decides to blow up and blister almost all the way closed but I am not going to let that stop me.

I still don’t know what I am going to write about. Madison shared her bio with me and her class program.  She is really on the move setting up her descriptions and classes. Here I am I can’t even think about who I am or what I offer.  I just committed to write for 30 minutes is time up yet?  No it is only 4 minutes omg 30 minutes is going to be forever.  What am I going to say.  Certainly I had great ideas not to long ago when I was walking around, just before I got up now nothing comes into my head but gibberish. Does this count?

I feel like such a looser….No discipline, no wonder I can’t get myself off the ground.  Okay now stop that it.  Look what you have done since end of January.  You have so many good ideas lets get clear and expand them.  This is a great way to do that.  Just relax and let your ideas populate your head.  Do you want to start with a Bio or Meditation or one of your membership ideas that you would like to do?  Remember you were thinking about all kinds of memberships and how to integrate your fellow coaches into programs and they could also start making money.  Do you want to start there?

Omg 7 minutes it feels like 30… what now what do I want to say. Who am I:

Polly Fletcher, Occupational Therpist:  What does an Occupational Therapist do and how does it relate to coaching practice:  Let’s see:  As an OT of over 30 years I use meditation to show patients suffering with pain how to shift mind focus off of pain to experience moments of relaxation, quite, peace and greater comfort.  I also show patients suffering from injury from falls, medical complications how to regain independence from a dependent situation and or caregivers how to manage loved one suffering from many physical and cognitive losses:

How does this apply to coaching:  OT looks at how a person is physically and cognitively functioning in day to day life usually after some kind of life changing medical complication or injury.  When we look at the role of coaching, the role of o coach is to provide a safe environment for inspired, consistent action to take place that will move a person to towards attaining their goals.  OT’s transition easily into coaching because we are masters at dissecting to the micro step when necessary.  This is valuable in coaching because often projects seem overwhelming and impossible, Changing and adapting / integrating new habits can be tedious and this strength that OT’s have when having to provide a safe, motivating environment for action and change to be accepted.  Knowing what motivates a person, being able to ask the right questions and engage in active listening is essential to connecting to the real desires and challenges a person is experiencing so that they can be receptive and open to modification, change, resources to feel safe and successful to take the smallest step  forward.  Having spent many patient hours overcoming great physical and cognitive obstacles to regain independence is optimal skill for coaching.   (ok 23 minutes)..

Tell me about Meditation practice:  I show people how to clear their and restore their energy through a meditation practice.  I developed incorporating principles and disciplines that I have used in my OT practice and other meditation practice.  I have been offering this program at the West End Library for 3 years and it has really taken off and evolved.  It is one of best attended programs for a branch library for Adults.  I started after completing my first Transformation Coaching Program .  I really didn’t know what I was going to do with it.  I had experience with meditation for pain.  I used this often with my patients to reduce pain and anxiety with disability and inability to move and care for themselves.  Having to adapt to loss of independence and trust and ask for help from caregivers.  So I brought it to community level where I could give back to the community and build a name for myself:  (Ok time up 31 minutes) I feel good.  It went fast.  This is not what expected to write about today.  It helped t pretend to interview myself.  Maybe I could turn this into video.

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