Frequently Asked Questions

What is Strategic Intervention Coaching?

Strategic Intervention Coaching is a dynamic type of life coaching which is used worldwide to help individuals, families, couples, and organizations to support the individual and group. Strategic Intervention Coaching brings a system of change that empowers the client to act daily in their life. It is through real actions, taught as SI Strategies by their coach, that a client creates the real and lasting change they desire. Strategic Intervention believes that all people have the potential to overcome the negative patterns and beliefs which keep them from thriving and reaching their goals.

Is Coaching evidence based?

Yes.  There are a multitude of different types of coaching available today as coaches become more sought after. The practice of coaching compiles empirical research, observations, experiences and coaching best practices to better help individuals move forward.

What can you expect to improve in your life as you work with your SI Coach?

You can expect to gain clarity, action, and progress towards the goals you want to achieve. You will learn about yourself and how to be more effective with the key people in your life. Insights often include: how to rebuild a difficult relationship, how become more inspired about your career, how to plan for effective action. Most clients discover areas of opportunity, freeing up energy and initiative, and more insight and harmony with those they care about.

How is SI Coaching different from other types of Life Coaching?

A Strategic Intervention Coach has gone through intensive study and training in strategies to handle the whole range of human needs and life challenges. Most life coaching trainings focus on one type of result such as: goals, beliefs, or steps while SI helps address the wide range of human potential and obstacles. Strategic Interventionists are trained to identify every type of obstacle that may be holding a client back (such as their internal beliefs, their communication patterns, their relationships, their life stages) and prescribe practical strategies to create results in each of these areas. SI Coaches provide practical frameworks for the client to understand their options, and then offers them strategies and actions for bringing about the changes they want. Where some traditional life coaching methods focus on “the client discovering their own solutions,” Strategic Intervention Coaches help clients take practical action to transform their experience of life. SI encompasses goal setting, communication skill building, relationship work, high performance, meaning/purpose discovery, and uses creative modalities to help clients put their dreams into action. The SI Client learns about his or her needs, triggers, key relationships, safe problems, and expands their ability to think creatively, see potential in every part of life, expand and deepen all their relationships, and overcome the fears which have limited their joy and progress.

What if I've "been around" for awhile?

Recovery Coaching is an incredible tool to add to the mix.  You will engage in a collaborative process with your coach. While the necessary tool of therapy helps you make sense of how your past influences your behavior, a coach helps you discover who you are and where you want your life to go. You are the only one who can WRITE YOUR FUTURE and a Recovery Coach is there to help you achieve the life you want.

What is Recovery Coaching?

Getting plugged-in to a whole new way of life can be challenging. A Recovery Coach is someone who can help people, who are seeking long-term recovery, gain the skills and the confidence needed to successfully negotiate their new lives. We believe that recovery coaching is the missing link for professionals that help those in recovery between being discharged from treatment and getting through that crucial first year of sobriety.

Who do Recovery Coaches serve?

  • People in recovery from ANY type of addiction
  • People in long-term recovery who have “hit bottom” spiritually or emotionally, which happens periodically and sometimes precedes a relapse
  • People in long-term recovery wanting to do some deeper introspection and self-discovery
  • People in recovery wanting to expand personally and/or professionally

Recovery Coaching may be just the thing you are looking for to jump-start your recovery or get you re-energized about your journey. 

Who are the founders of Strategic Intervention?

Strategic Intervention was founded by Cloe Madanes, Mark & Magali Peysha and Anthony Robbins in 2002 and grew out of many decades of study in the areas of Human Development, Psychology, Strategic Family Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Social Psychology, Negotiation, Leadership Training, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, Ayurveda, and Human Needs Psychology. Strategic Intervention also recognizes practitioners across numerous disciplines who use strategy to bring about changes that support the individual, their relationships, and the community. The term “Strategic Intervention” was coined by the founders to establish a new tradition within the helping fields that could empower life coaches, teachers, leaders, medical professionals, and all people interested in creating greater personal and worldwide health.

How is Strategic Intervention being applied in various industries worldwide?

Strategic Intervention is being used with people of all ages to create greater understanding and personal success. In the medical field, thousands of doctors, nurses, care providers, and hospital administrators are using SI to improve the healing process for patients and their families. In industry, SI strategies are being used by managers, business owners, public relation representatives, entrepreneurs, and leaders to create understanding, personal responsibility, team cohesion, and higher standards for achievement. In education, teachers are using SI to better understand, connect with, and teach students of all ages.

What does a Recovery Coach offer?

  • A journey of self-discovery
  • Help in finding the elusive life/recovery harmony
  • Healthy living in recovery
  • Empowerment to find the life you want and deserve
  • Help to remove recovery obstacles
  • Resources and support

How is Strategic Intervention Coaching different than therapy?

Psychotherapy and counseling generally work within a medical framework: identifying and diagnosing dysfunctions and prescribing treatment. Coaching is a form of strength-based support for persons seeking mental wellness. Coaching starts with you, now, taking practical steps to make progress towards the goals, relationships, and experience you want. Strategic Intervention begins with the belief that the solutions that the client wants are available to them right now, and greater well-being and happiness comes from the ability to take smart actions in life. SI Coaching is not meant to replace psychotherapy – it is a distinct practical approach to supporting clients in the decisions and actions that will support their goals and fulfillment in life.

Ultimately, we focus on honoring values and making principle-based decisions, creating a clear plan of action, and using current strengths to reach future goals. Your coach serves as an accountability partner to help you sustain your recovery. If you are in recovery the Strategic Intervention Coach helps you access recovery, as well as access systems needed to support recovery.

What to expect from your Strategic Interventionist.

Your SI Coach will usually begin by learning all about you – your desired results as well as your highest priorities and closest relationships. By truly understanding your world, your coach will be an effective advocate for the results, relationships, and life that you desire. You will find that this system of coaching is a very customized experience. You will be heard, understood, and supported, and you’ll be presented with a unique perspective and a series of strategies to improve your life. Clients gain a greater ability to see the “big picture” of their life, find and improve key relationships, take daily actions that increase their joy, and stop the patterns of fear and resistance that hold them back from living a full life.

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