The Optimized Woman
The menstrual cycle and life-coaching
It is not unusual for life and business coaches to find it difficult to motivate women towards their goals during pre-menstrual and menstrual phases.
The reason is that women's perception, needs, priorities, abilities and motivation changes week to week during the menstrual cycle. However the menstrual cycle contains an inherent life-coaching structure which can be used effectively every month to help female clients to maintain their motivation, to apply their enhanced skills to their action plans, to generate feelings of self-worth, confidence and success, and to review, revise and reframe before starting the next month of activity.
"Women often fail to achieve their desires not because they lack skills, commitment and motivation, but simply because they take the wrong action at the wrong time."
It is so important that we remember that women are not men, and women with a menstrual cycle have a specific pattern which can be used to create amazing results.
In fact after my first book 'Red Moon' was published I was amazed at how many women wrote to me to thank me for giving them permission not to be consistent! Whether we are supporting a woman with a self-development goal, a relationship goal, a career or work goal, a work / life balance goal or a success and financial goal, she needs to feel self-worth, self-belief and self-confidence and these feelings are all tied to the menstrual cycle.
As coaches our role is to help woment to be aware of when during their cycles they are more productive in different areas, of their changing motivation and how they can reframe it, and to help them see the menstrual cycle as a positive and empowering tool to help them create the life they want.
The e-course can be supplied as a resource for coaches (male and female) who are unable to take the course in an experiential learning approach.
Male life-coaches - the book and e-course is for you too!
The number of men who are life-coaches and business-coaches with female clients is large, however, you could be setting your clients up to fail as early as the analysis phase! Without understanding the cyclic nature of women's abilities, personality types, energies and motivation, it is difficult to fully support women in achieving their full potential. Unfortunately current approaches restrict women to masculine linear approach.
Yes I know it's embarrassing to talk to a woman about her menstrual cycle - that is why it is a 'taboo'!
But if you knew that you could better help your female clients by understanding their changing aptitudes and abilities surely as a coach it would be worth any initial awkwardness?
And if you can't handle the conversation then recommend 'The Optimized Woman' and let your clients teach you about female motivation and achievement!
A chapter written for men
'The Optimized Woman' has a chapter specifically written for men to read. It summarizes the cyclic abilities, energies and needs of women and guides you through recognising them and interacting with them. Whether in the world of work, well-being, self-development or in the home, men understanding women creates a win-win situation!