What is Coaching?

Many see coaching as a life changing experience that will vastly improve their outlook on work and life.  Coaching also helps people tap into their unknown potential by unlocking various hidden sources of creativity and productivity.  We see coaching as a partnership with our clients that is thought-provoking and creative, inspiring them to maximize their true potential in the personal and professional world.

Coaching is not consulting, counseling, mentoring, training or therapy. It’s a discovery-based process in which your are guided to developing a solution yourself and held accountable to implement it.  It is a future-focused process and does not address past pains and challenges.  Coaching will also not train you with a curriculum, it is customized for your individual needs.

What is a Professional Coach?

A Professional Coach is a person who can help you identify and uncover what keeps you from reaching your full potential. It is a one-on-one relationship that provides a supportive and non-judgmental space to help you create what you want for yourself. A Professional Coach can help you strategize and acquire the tools you need to achieve your goals. Coaching is a step-by-step process that involves identifying and reframing your thoughts and attitudes. It can also help you break negative habits, acquire new skills, and take the action to achieve your maximum potential.

What types of people have Professional Coaches?

People from all walks of life work with Professional Coaches to reach their goals. Life Coaches cover all spheres of life from relationships and career to finance, health and more. Working with a personal Coach is not limited to any type of person, but is best for those who want to take initiative in their own life. People who get a Professional Coach are committed to a more fulfilled life and are willing to do the work needed to get there.

How will Coaching help?

The results will vary depending on what brings you to a Coach and how committed you are to making changes. If you get a Coach to help you out with your professional advancement, you can expect to gain better focus on managing your work, market yourself more effectively or uncover a new career path. If your goals are personal, you can find a coach to help you improve your relationships, resolve ongoing negative behaviors, improve your overall health, and grow spirituality. With coaching you can live a more balanced and enhanced life, and make your dreams come true!

What happens in a Coaching Session?

Each session is tailored to you and will vary based on your needs. In the beginning, we will discuss your objectives and proceed to creating a plan to achieve them. Periodically, I will give you assignments to help direct your progress. We will work together to identify obstacles, explore alternate perspectives and celebrate successes. With the conclusion of each session, we will revisit your goals and identify the next steps in your journey to a more fulfilled life.

Do I really need a personal Coach? Can’t I just do it by myself?

Coaching can take you above and beyond your own personal limitations. More often than not, people try to achieve their greatest potential, but don’t even realize what stands in their way. A personal Coach can offer an unbiased and objective perspective, and can help you realize your patterns and habits. Most people discover that they are more efficient when working with a Professional Coach. Coaching can make your dreams attainable and will give you support and encouragement along the way.

How long do people generally work with a Coach?

To experience the effectiveness of a coaching program, I suggest clients make an initial three-month commitment. At the end of the three months, we will evaluate progress and discuss options for continued coaching.

Is personal coaching confidential?

What we discuss will be held in confidence and not shared with others. However, our discussions are not privileged for legal purposes. The privilege of confidentiality that exists for the clergy, therapists and attorneys is not granted to coaching professionals. That said, coaching is a confidential process, and your personal information will always be protected.