Life Coaching

Life coaching is focused on achieving a balance of peak performance and overall happiness in your professional and personal lives. Coaching will give you forward moving guidance, with a consistent emphasis on targeted goals and dreams for your life now and in the future. As your coach, I am your “thought-partner” to help you stay on track with those goals and to face and move past any emotional, intellectual, and external stressors that have so far acted as roadblocks to the success and happiness you want in your life. I assist you in developing your edge over your personal and business lives, while keeping you accountable for your success.

As your coach, I use Holistic, Values-Based Action Coaching to help you:

  • Recover from career and/or life burnout
  • Create healthy balance in your career and personal lives
  • Navigate career and personal life transitions
  • Explore and solidify your values, strengths, and passions
  • Develop purpose, vision, and a life plan
  • Improve your productivity with ongoing support
  • Assess and increase your emotional intelligence
  • Develop your leadership and team-building strengths
  • Increase communication skills, including with difficult people
  • Add more adventure, excitement, and joy to your success
  • Manage your energy so that you can fluidly accomplish your important goals

Emotional Intelligence

Looking to develop peak performance and overall happiness and well-being? In both our work and home lives, emotional intelligence is the key. Read here how I use emotional intelligence theory to help you understand the stress and burn-out in your life, and how to move through it, and finally move toward your life goals.

What is Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the emotional and social skills that influence:

  • How well we perceive and express ourselves
  • How well we develop and maintain social relationships
  • How well we cope with stress and challenges
  • How well we use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way
  • Our well-being and happiness in life

Why is it Important?

Emotional Intelligence is proven to be a key indicator of human performance and development in all areas of life. People higher in EI communicate more effectively, form stronger relationships, and create more powerful coping strategies. Emotional intelligence can be measured in a much quicker, easier, and less controversial way than IQ. And, unlike IQ, EQ can be substantially strengthened and developed.

How is it done?

It begins with an online assessment that accurately assesses your strengths and blind spots and your current level of emotional and social functioning. Then, we get your results, which we will go through together. The assessment will provide scores in five key aspects of EI, as seen in the diagram below. Each aspect is further broken down into three sub-areas, so that we will review 15 key areas and your overall well-being and happiness. Further, the results will suggest strategies and actions to use in order to increase your emotional intelligence in order to successfully achieve your personal and career goals.

Self-Perception

Self-Regard is respecting oneself while understanding and accepting one’s strengths and weaknesses. Self-regard is often associated with feelings of inner strength and self-confidence.

Self-Actualization is the willingness to persistently try to improve oneself and engage in the pursuit of personally relevant and meaningful objectives that lead to a rich and enjoyable life.

Emotional Self-Awareness includes recognizing and understanding one’s own emotions. This includes the ability to differentiate between subtleties in one’s own emotions while understanding the cause of these emotions and the impact they have on one’s own thoughts and actions of those others.

Stress Management

Flexibility is adapting emotions, thoughts and behaviors to unfamiliar, unpredictable, and dynamic circumstances or ideas.

Stress Tolerance involves coping with stress or difficult situations and believing that one can manage or influence situations in a positive manner.

Optimism is an indicator of one’s positive attitude and outlook on life. It involves remaining hopeful and resilient, despite occasional setbacks.

Self-Expression

Emotional Expression is openly expressing one’s feeling verbally and non-verbally.

Assertiveness involves communicating feelings, beliefs and thoughts openly, and defending personal rights and values in a socially acceptable, non-offensive, and non-destructive manner.

Independence is the ability to be self-directed and free from emotional dependency on others. Decision-making, planning, and daily tasks are completed autonomously.

Decision Making

Problem Solving is the ability to find solutions to problems in situations where emotions are involved. Problem solving includes the ability to understand how emotions impact decision making.

Reality Testing is the capacity to remain objective by seeing things as they really are. This capacity involves recognizing when emotions or personal bias can cause one to be less objective.

Impulse Control is the ability to resist or delay an impulse, drive or temptation to act and involves avoiding rash behaviors and decision making.

Interpersonal

Interpersonal Relationships refers to the skill of developing and maintaining mutually satisfying relationships that are characterized by trust and compassion.

Empathy is recognizing, understanding and appreciating how other people feel. Empathy involves being able to articulate your understanding of another’s perspective and behaving in a way that respects others feelings.

Social Responsibility is willingly to contributing to society, to one’s social groups, and generally to the welfare of others. Social responsibility involves acting responsibly, having social consciousness, and showing concern for the greater community.

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