There are many factors involved in learning. Every individual learns differently and the motivation for learning may be different for everyone. Part of a successful learning process depends on the motivation individuals must receive, for the individual to seek for new knowledge. Each individual have unique motivations, goals, and visions for himself/herself. As an Industrial/Organizational and an Educational Psychology Professional, I have come to accept many theoretical models for the explanation of behavior. However, the ones I have been inspired the most by are, The Social Learning Model, The Cognitive-Behavior Model and The Transformational Models.
The Social learning theory focuses on the learning that takes place within a social situation. It assumes that individuals learn from one another through observation, imitation and modeling (Bandura, 2005). The theory proposes that self-efficacy impacts performance, motivation, learning and achievement. The more individuals perceive themselves as efficacious, the greater their effort to seek success. Bandura proposed that social-cognitive learning theory is able to predict behavior and the same time encourages humans to change in different levels such as at the personal, organizational and social levels.
The transformative learning theory proposes that for individuals to experience transformative learning, they should be able to form a new clarified understanding of all the acquired knowledge (Taylor, 2007). The theory indicates that the context in which learning occurs plays a factor in the reflection that must occur, in order for individuals to experience change in their personal lives. Individuals should engage in their learning process to maximize their experience of transformation. The theory emphasizes how relationships with other people influence the transformation. A coach serves as a mentor influencing their transformative experience.
The Cognitive-behavioral approach points out the role that the thoughts play in how we feel or do. The approach focuses on the analysis of thinking patterns, attitudes, assumptions, mental imagery and, their motives or symptoms (Bush 2005). It teaches individuals to greet their challenges and opportunities in their lives with a clear and calm mind – and then taking actions that are likely to have desirable results.The Cognitive-Behavior approach helps individuals analyze the link between upsetting situations and their reactions to those situations (Bush 2005). It equips individuals with techniques that help develop self-confidence to break with non-working patterns of behavior, helping them to change the perception of negative thought patterns, and to practice more positive behavioral alternatives in difficult situations.
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Nilda Rosario Life Coaching, Inc. is a company dedicated to educate people about how to succeed in reaching their goals demonstrated in important areas in their lives and through each role they have; by identifying defeating behavioral patterns and designing a plan to get them moving towards their success. I provide coaching and educational services in the Orlando, Florida Greater area and throughout the world through video chat and over the phone.
It is human nature to desire improvement in all areas and roles in life. People today find themselves wearing different hats with all the roles they have. They find themselves trying to comply 100% with each role; but not always possible, making them unhappy and unsatisfied. People may find that following the path towards the point in life where they intended to be at a given point has not been easy to follow; no matter how many times they have tried. They have all the desire in the world in getting unstuck and moving, but they are not sure how to do it. Obligated to live at a faster pace, many people find themselves lacking and even failing in important areas such as their personal, family and work lives. NRLC’s mission is to bring to individuals the opportunity to reach their goals in their different roles, discovering the extent of their potential to be successful; bringing, balance and happiness in their lives.
People possess characteristics that identify them differently as individuals. Many things influence the way they behave, react, think, make decisions, solve problems, etc.; concerning their personal, familial and career roles, making it difficult to keep a balance in their lives. Statistics show that only 53% of all Americans feel very satisfied with their personal lives (Saad, 2016).
Life is full of challenges in all areas. Statistics show that only 58% of Americans feel completely satisfied with their jobs (Riffkin, 2014). Approximately 40 to 50% of marriages end in divorce, (APA 2016); 75% of those remarry (Lewis & Kreider, 2015) Out of all American families, 63% have children under 18 (Vespa, Lewis & Kreider, 2014); including stepfamilies. The list of challenges can be endless. When life gets out of balance, life coaching can be the solution.
Life Coaching can potentially bring many benefits to those who receive it, such as a “fresh perspective on personal challenges, enhanced decision-making skills, greater interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence. (International Coach Federation, 2016). Statistics show that 99% of clients who use a coach, report being satisfied with the results; 96% of those would repeat the process again.
The same study reflected that 70% of employees who used life coaching services improved work performance, 61% improved business management; 57% improved time management; 80% improved self-confidence; 73% improved their relationships overall; 72% improved communication skills; 67% improved life/work balance. The study reports that 86% of companies who have used coaching services in t heir organizations, have made their investment back. Statistics also show that businesses who offer life coaching services to their employees, recuperate their investment 300% (Disc Insights, 2013).
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