What IS coaching?
The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as…
“… partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Individuals who engage in a coaching relationship can expect to experience fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities, enhanced thinking and decision-making skills, enhanced interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence in carrying out their chosen work and life roles.”
A coaching relationship is first and foremost a place to be heard. It is a client-centered approach where you set your own agenda and pace. We will use evaluation tools to establish the areas you’d like to focus your work and gain clarity on what has been holding you back from thriving in your life instead of just surviving.
What coaching isn’t…
Coaching is not therapy, which often centers on resolving issues from the past. While coaching may use past incidents to inform about current challenges, most sessions focus on moving efficiently from the present to toward successfully accomplishing future goals.
Coaches do not offer advice. They are not mentors, nor do they act as consultants. Brainstorming, goal setting, action plans and accountability are some of the powerful approaches coaching employs.
Does coaching take place in person or by phone?
Coaching by phone or video conferencing services such as skype is my main method of working with clients. It is highly effective and carries many benefits including enhancing productivity and being more cost efficient. It is also a choice that supports the environment. One on one coaching packages include unlimited email support between sessions.
All group coaching takes place via conference calls.
How often do I work with my coach?
I offer a variety of coaching packages. Check out my services for more information about packages.
Can I start with just a couple of sessions?
Coaching is a life changing process. It takes time to establish a powerful coaching relationship, learn new tools, and implement new strategies. A great first step is my ELI Assessment and Debrief Package. It will help you see clearly what’s keeping you in survival mode instead of living optimally and identify areas where coaching can create a major shift.
How do payments work?
Payment plans are available. Payments are accepted via PayPal using debit or credit cards.
If you have a question you would like answered, go ahead and email me today.