What is Coaching?
Coaching involves co-partnering with a client in a thought provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.
What is the Coaches role?
To help the client discover, clarify and design what the client wants to achieve. Encourage self-discovery and elicit client generated solutions and strategies. People who get a coach are committed to a more fulfilled life and are willing to do the work needed to get there.
What happens in a Coaching Session?
Each session is tailored to the client and will vary based on individual needs. In the beginning, we will discuss what you are committed to accomplishing through our work together and we will begin to create a plan to achieve your goals. Periodically, I will offer you assignments to help direct your progress. We will work together to acknowledge obstacles, explore alternate perspectives and celebrate successes. With the conclusion of each session, we will revisit your goals and determine the next steps needed to achieve these results.
Do I really need a 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 without recognizing what stands in their way. An Executive Coach can offer an unbiased and objective perspective, and can help you realize your patterns and habits. Most people experience that they are more efficient when working with a Coach and that this provides the opportunity for them to better realize their potential. Coaching can make your goals attainable and give you support and encouragement along the way.
How is Coaching different from Therapy?
While the coaching I provide can be therapeutic, it is not therapy. Coaching is distinct from traditional therapy because it is not designed to address psychological issues. While emotional issues may arise, the primary focus of coaching is to help you identify your goals, achieve them, and develop constructive habits and skills. There is little emphasis placed on the past with coaching, instead the focus is on creating what you want now and in the future.
What is your cancellation policy?
A 24 hour notice is required to cancel a session. Please be sure to contact me if you will not be able to make your scheduled appointment in order to avoid being charged for the session.
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 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.