What is The Bloom Development Approach?

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What is the Bloom Development Approach?

The Bloom Development Approach focuses on six key areas that science shows must be developed in order to truly feel complete. This is created by looking at the whole person both professionally and personally, providing a comprehensive review of their personality, motives, values and preferences. We leverage that data up against the BDA to identify gaps that are holding you back.

The BDA evaluates each individual through the following 6 characteristics:

  • Emotional Intelligence – How you understand yourself and others; it’s everything that you’ve experienced in life that gives you better perspective or experience. It’s also the effort you make to guarantee you understand other people and where they’re coming from. Remember, it’s important to understand before you are understood.

  • Physical – Simply put, it’s your health, wellness, physical fitness, food practices and emotional well-being. It’s how you fuel your body and mind.

  •  Spiritual – Whether you realize it or not, you’re on a spiritual quest. Your quest may have to do with your faith community, like your church. Alternatively, it could be learning to listen to your breathing through meditation, music, or words of inspiration. It’s ultimately about connecting with a higher power.

  • Social/Fun/Lifestyle – Social has three focuses: fun, relationships, and giving back. Relationships pertain to how we interact with colleagues, friends, and family members. It's how we build connections with each other, communicate, and grow together. Fun/lifestyle is how we give to ourselves with time with others and ourselves. Giving back is about how we contribute and pay our success forward. It’s our opportunity to have a social impact and help our community flourish.

  • Psychological/Love – Your relationship with yourself and your self-perceptions. It’s not what you post on Facebook or Instagram about your life, but it is about you being truly happy with who you are when you look in the mirror.  This also touches on love you have or looking to have or develop further with you partner.

  • Professional/Money/Finances – This is your career, your education and your goals. It’s everything you’re doing to define and pursue YOUR success. This area also touches how you view money and your finances and how they align with your goals.


Why is My Approach Better?


Science shows that you will never ultimately be fulfilled and hit your goals unless you are looking at all aspects of your life. So many people spend money with coaches who focus on one area like life coaching or professional coaching only to find that why they were helpful at uncovering those gaps, its not enough to feel complete. If you don’t align your values to your goals and look at all areas of your life then you are wasting your time with a coach.

While other coaches are pulling from emotions or their experience, The BDA method leverages a scientific methodology with the emotion and experience that Meredith Wailes has as an industry leading talent development specialist and coach.

The BDA method for individuals will:

  • Provide clarity around your values and how that aligns with your goals;
  • Provide understanding of your strengths, but more importantly the gaps in the aspects of your life that are holding you back;
  • Develop you as a highly functioning and aware individual that will be more effective in all elements of your life; and
  • Release your passion and provide fulfillment around your goals and life experiences.

The BDA method for businesses will:

  • Decrease unwanted turnover;
  • Create better alignment in the values of the company and the employee;
  • Result in a skyward shift in individual performance and productivity;
  • Demonstrate an increase in employee engagement and self-drive; and
  • Have a significant impact on your bottom line.