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(Frequently Asked Questions about Perception & Creative Intelligence)


What is perception?

  • Perception defines your outlook or approach toward a situation. It becomes a way we filter or screen our experiences.

  • Perception is “the act or faculty of apprehending by means of the senses or of the mind; cognition; understanding”. (dictionary)

  • This awareness defines your experience and influences your decision and the actions that you take.

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What is reframing?

  • Reframing is a technique that shifts your perceptions and helps you understand a situation in a new way. It does not change reality. It merely adjusts your filters so you can become more focused on creative ways to solve problems and respond to your experiences. Success is determined by how well you manage your perceptions.

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What is coaching?

  • According to the International Coaching Federation, (ICF):

    “Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

    Professional coaches provide an ongoing partnership designed to help clients produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. Coaches help people improve their performances and enhance the quality of their lives.

    Coaches are trained to listen, to observe and to customize their approach to individual client needs. They seek to elicit solutions and strategies from the client; they believe the client is naturally creative and resourceful. The coach's job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources, and creativity that the client already has.”

  • Coaching is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice by legal, medical, financial, business, spiritual or other qualified professionals.  You are not entering into a doctor-patient or attorney-client relationship when you agree to coaching.  You would agree to seek independent professional guidance for legal, medical, financial, business, spiritual or other matters.  You would also understand that all decisions in these areas are exclusively yours and your sole responsibility.

  • Coaching is very different from therapy or counseling. It is a pro-active approach instead of a dependent reliance upon a counselor or therapist to unearth the hidden issues buried deep in a person’s past. Coaching deals with the “here-and-now” and acknowledges that each individual can take responsibility for their own life by having tools and resources that support them. Coaching focuses on wellness and expects the individual to be an active participant in his/her own well-being.   

  • Coaching does not involve the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorders as defined by the American Psychiatric Association, and is not a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care or substance abuse treatment and will not be used in place of any form of diagnosis, treatment or therapy.

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How is phone coaching effective?

  • Over 90% of coaching is conducted over the phone in the convenience and privacy of your home or office. A mutual collaborative relationship occurs between your coach and you, the client. A coach helps to identify goals, review and identify patterns, listen for excuses, ask for action, and help you, the client, become accountable to your goals.

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What is creativity?

  • Creativity is the process of expressing your true spirit. As humans, we are all designed to be creative. When creativity flows freely, an individual has reached self-actualization. (Maslow's hierarchy of needs).

  • Jill Badonsky writes that creativity arises from the spirit, the mind may not have the comprehension or even the words to explain where it arises. The process of creativity produces optimal conditions for being alive. As we create, our minds and bodies are their most energetic, stay vital, and even heal. (The Nine Modern Day Muses and a Bodyguard, by Jill Badonsky).

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What is the difference between creativity and innovation?

  • Mauzy and Harriman define creativity as breaking down prior assumptions and making new connections for new ideas. Innovation means taking new ideas and turning them into corporate and marketplace reality. True innovation ... takes extended creative effort.
    (Creativity, Inc., by J. Mauzy and R. Harriman)

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What is the value of creativity at work?

  • Daniel Pink, in his book, 'A Whole New Mind', reports that creativity is the breakthrough skill needed for the 21st century. Your level of creativity will drive success and personal fulfillment. The MFA has become the new MBA. The arts degree is a valued credential in the business world. (Harvard Business Review)

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What is creative intelligence?

  • Creative intelligence simply uses the right side of your brain to create, design, invent, imagine and conjecture. This type of intelligence uses your mind to the best of its ability.

  • According to Ted Falconar, Albert Einstein looked at time and space in a completely different way than his peers who were blocked by their traditional assumptions and current scientific theory. He did not make any assumptions or bring any preconceived ideas. Instead, he thought in an entirely different way. He saw events as they really were. He used creative intelligence. (Creative Intelligence and Self Liberation, by T. Falconar)

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