The Rolling Square: Life Coaching
The Rolling Square:
“There was a Square that wished to roll,
But on a flat ground it just couldn’t go.
And the circles passing by,
Told Square to give it a try.
Would you give it a try?”
The Rolling Square song is based on our book The Square that Wanted to Roll.
" We are Square "
Have you ever felt that you were meant for something special and a greater purpose?
Each of us is different and unique. But I believe we can all relate to Square. The circles around Square could roll so effortlessly. But no matter how hard Square tried, it just couldn’t get going. Maybe Square just wasn’t meant to roll. But still, there is deep inside that feeling that it was meant to be better…
Like Square looking at the circles, we sometimes look around and see others seemingly able to get going so effortlessly. When we are stuck in a situation after trying and failing, doing the same thing over again won’t help. We need to get new understanding and new ideas.
The Rolling Square life coaching programme will help you discuss and develop your social-emotional competencies to find success in your life. Explore the answers, and your answers, to some of life’s basic questions.
- Who am I?
- Where am I going?
- How can I get there?
- What will I do when I get there?
Of course, none of these questions will matter if you don’t know the answer of Why we are doing any of these anyway?
What is social-emotional learning?
According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), social-emotional learning is “the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions”.
Social-emotional learning is related to but different from character education. Character education provides the character and leadership strengths as building blocks for success. However, because each person is unique, we use these strengths differently. For example, an extroverted individual may be more bold and find it easier to adapt to new things. Meanwhile, an introverted individual may need more encouragement to try new things. Also, different people may have different ‘languages of love’ and so have different needs of receiving kindness.
Social-emotional learning will help you understand yourself better – your VIPS!
What are my VIPS?
You are your VIPS. The VIPS are your values, interests, preferences, and strengths.
- Values: Why do you do it?
- Interests: What do you like to do?
- Preferences: How do you like to do it?
- Skills: How good are you at it?
Each of us is different in our combination and expression of our VIPS. It was only when Square realised who it was that it could finally start to get rolling. Likewise, when you begin to understand your VIPS, you can begin to find and enjoy the true meaning of success.
What is life coaching?
Life coaching is the process of helping you see and understand yourself and your situation better. By doing this, you will be able to make better decisions and plan the right strategies to move forward in life.
Unlike a teacher or mentor who might give more specific instructions or advice, a life coach focuses on asking the right questions to help you think through the steps for action. Because we are sometimes too close and emotionally entangled in our life situations, we may have mental blocks that keep us from the making the best decisions.
A life coach can provide perspective to help you get unstuck and rolling. The Rolling Square life coaching will help you explore your VIPS and get moving forward.