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  • Writer's pictureJanine Friedman, Executive Coach

How Can You Benefit from a Flow Coach?

Like every industry, coaching uses terminology that isn’t necessarily familiar to most people. The idea of “flow coaching” is one of those. Last year, I got my High Flow Coaching Certification because I believe strongly in the benefits and saw what a positive impact flow had when I played soccer during my college days and beyond. Learning how to achieve a flow state, also known as being "in the zone," enables us to reach peak performance and find more satisfaction in what we do personally and professionally.

I had a client who was beginning a leadership role at a new organization (a Fortune 100 company) and wanted to build her confidence and competence as a leader. To accomplish her goals, she needed help finding her flow state – the mental state at which she felt the best and performed at her best.

First, we worked on diagnosing and limiting her flow blockers. Common flow blockers include:

  • Mindset

  • Clarity

  • Distraction

  • Motivation

  • Burnout

  • Time

  • Exhaustion

  • Stress

  • Overwhelm

  • Self-sabotage

Once that was complete, we began to initiate flow triggers:

  • Curiosity/passion/purpose

  • Autonomy

  • Complete concentration

  • Risk

  • Novelty

  • Complexity

  • Unpredictability

  • Deep embodiment

  • Clear goals

  • Challenge/skills ratio

  • Creativity/pattern recognition

To achieve flow state, a person has to learn how to focus their energy, attention and motivation on their goals. Boredom, anxiety, exhaustion, burn-out and other blockers get in the way of flow state. Feeling challenged, passionate and in control of your activities and setting clear achievable goals move you closer to flow state.

The right coach can work with you to develop strategies to work through your obstacles.

After coaching, my client not only felt more confident and competent, she also got positive feedback on her leadership from all areas of the company, including senior team members. She also survived multiple rounds of layoffs and is poised to take on more responsibility and a probable promotion.

High Flow Coaching Certification has helped my clients and made me a more effective and successful coach. My flow coaching education is continual and I’m delighted to have been invited to do a masterclass for others in the program.

If you’d like to learn more about how flow coaching can benefit you, click here to schedule a FREE 45-minute coaching consultation.

“Empowerment begins when people realize they have a choice.”

Janine Friedman, Owner and founder of Choice Training and Coaching Solutions, Inc. is a leadership and career performance coach and holds a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coaching Federation as well as a certification in High Flow Coaching.

She has spent her 25+ year career dedicated to unlocking the potential of individuals and teams. She empowers leaders to navigate challenges with confidence and inspire teams to reach new heights.

Through personalized coaching, dynamic workshops, and transformative strategies, she equips leaders with the skills and mindset needed to thrive in today's ever-evolving business landscape.

A large chunk of the work she does involves empowering women to move past self-doubt and Imposter Syndrome so they can experience more success in their careers without giving up happiness in their lives.

To learn more about her background click here.    To schedule a FREE 45-minute coaching consultation to sample what coaching can do for you, click here.


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