1. Coaching vs Counseling?
Please note that coaching is not counseling. Therapist typically focus on problems routed in the past and their main purpose is for healing. If at any time during a session there seems to be a need for a therapist instead of coaching, we will discuss a referral at that time.
Coaching is more solution-focused and to help bring you from a functional level to an optimal level. It’s really a partnership where we design a plan based on your agenda – coaching takes what’s on the inside and translates it into outer goals that you accomplish step-by-step.
I’m here to:
Help you be the very best you can be and inspire and champion you
Help get you to do things beyond what you thought you could do
Help you to break through what is holding you back from manifesting your dreams
Listen to you
Lend you support
Challenge you to focus on what you really want to do
Collaborate and strategize with you
Asks you powerful questions – a question if the right one, could be priceless…because you know the answers, we just need to ask the right question to get to it
Will help hold you accountable for what you say they’ll do
2. Signs You’re Ready For Life Coaching
Do you feel one or more of these?
Not Good Enough
Know something is missing
Sense you are meant for more
Feel trapped or stuck
Desire to discover your passions and spiritual gifts
Desire to live a life of purpose
3. How long do I work with a coach?
The length of a coaching partnership varies depending on the individual's needs. For certain types of focused coaching, three to six months of sessions may work. For other types of coaching, people may find it beneficial to work with a coach for a longer period. Factors that may impact the length of time include: the types of goals, the ways individuals prefer to work, the frequency of coaching meetings and financial resources available to support coaching.
4. Within the partnership, what does the coach do? The individual?
Listens closely to fully understand the individual's circumstances
Acts as a sounding board in exploring possibilities and implementing thoughtful planning and decision making
Champions opportunities and potential, encouraging stretch and challenge commensurate with personal strengths and aspirations
Fosters shifts in thinking that reveal fresh perspectives
Challenges blind spots to illuminate new possibilities and support the creation of alternative scenarios
Maintains professional boundaries in the coaching relationship, including confidentiality, and adheres to the coaching profession's code of ethics
Creates the coaching agenda based on personally meaningful goals
Assumes full responsibility for personal decisions and actions
Utilizes the coaching process to promote possibility thinking and fresh perspectives
Takes courageous action in alignment with personal goals and aspirations
Takes the tools, concepts, models and principles provided by the coach and engages in effective forward actions