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

  • Inspire you

  • Guide you

  • 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?

  • Overwhelmed

  • Stressed

  • Unfulfilled

  • Wanting More

  • Not Good Enough

  • Confused

  • Trapped

  • Hopeless

If you:

  • 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?

The coach:

  • 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

The individual:

  • 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