Kat welcomes the dynamic Cynthia Loy Darst, a Master Certified Coach and author of Meet Your Inside Team. They delve into the transformative concept of the ‘inside team’ – the multiple internal voices that influence our decisions and actions. The focus is on understanding these voices not as hindrances but as allies that, when listened to, can guide us towards clarity and growth. The conversation offers a treasure trove of insights into turning internal conflict into a source of power and moving forward both in life and in the business of coaching.
This episode is a must-listen for any coach looking to deepen their understanding of internal dynamics and how to leverage them for success in coaching and beyond.
In this episode, Kat and Cynthia talk about:
- Introduction to the concept of the ‘inside team’ and its relevance to professional coaches.
- The surprising revelation that even the most confident individuals encounter limiting beliefs and how coaches can assist in overcoming these.
- Cynthia’s journey in the coaching industry and her pioneering work that has shaped the profession.
- Exploring the positive intentions behind our internal voices and how to listen for the wisdom they offer.
- Techniques to identify and engage with the different ‘team members’ within us to gain clarity.
- The significance of grounding oneself in adulthood to manage internal dialogues effectively.
- Tips for coaches on facilitating clients’ self-discovery without imposing their interpretations.
- The importance of coaches doing their own personal work to remain objective and supportive.
- The role of non-verbal signals in understanding our internal team’s communication.
- The future of coaching and the increasing recognition of the profession.
Cynthia Loy Darst, CPCC, ORSCC, MCC, is internationally known as a pioneer in the world of coaching. One of the first eight people to gain the designation of Master Certified Coach (MCC) by the International Coaching Federation, a founding Leader for The Co-Active Training Institute and CRR Global; she was also one of the founding members of the ICF and Past-President of ACTO (The Assoc. of Coach Training Organizations). She is the author of Meet Your Inside Team: How to Turn Internal Conflict into Clarity and Move Forward with Your Life.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Cynthia’s Book: Meet Your Inside Team