By Jill Badonsky, M.Ed. (USA)

How we feel about ourselves determines the decisions we make, the ventures we risk, and ultimately, how we navigate the course of our life. A high self-esteem fuels initiation and follow-through – it defies the limitations that keep us stuck. Conversely, low self-regard keeps us operating below our potential and robs us of our possible joy.

As a coach, you have the power to either catalyze your client’s self-esteem or contribute to its erosion. Whether you address it directly or build it through the use of coaching tools designed to facilitate your clients’ successes, a practice that elevates the client rather than adds to overwhelm will succeed with abundance and make an important contribution to the world.

The following are four of the tools from Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching that have been test-driven with thousands of clients since 1997. The result: Lasting differences with the self- respect that leads to both accomplishment and happiness.

Source: iCN Issue 6 (Personal Style & Wellness Coaching); pages 20-21

About Jill Badonsky

Jill Badonsky, M.Ed. is a creativity coaching pioneer, internationally recognized workshop leader, and author/illustrator of three books on creativity including her recent release, The Muse is IN: An Owner’s Manual to Your Creativity. She is founder and director of Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching, chief editor and columnist at The Muse Flash. Find her at http://www.the.museisin.comand