What is a professional coach?
A professional coach is a trusted partner who can help you identify and uncover what keeps you from reaching your fullest 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 will help you strategize and acquire the tools you need to achieve your goals. A professional coach will assist you in taking steps to help identify and reframe your thoughts and attitudes. A professional coach can also help you break negative habits, acquire new methods of identification, and take action to achieve your maximum potential!
What types of people have a coach?
People from all walks of life work with professional coaches to help achieve their goals. Coaches work with people in all areas of their life including relationships, career, finance, health and more. Working with a professional 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 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. If you get a coach to help you out professionally, coaching can help you make your current job more gratifying, gain better focus on managing your work, and market yourself more effectively. If your reasons are personal, a coach will help you to improve your relationships, resolve ongoing negative behaviors, improve your overall health, and grow spiritually. With coaching you can live a more balanced and enhanced life, and make your dreams come true!
How do I know if I am ready for coaching?
Excellent question! In general if you can affirmatively answer the questions below, you are ready to begin. Be honest and share with me areas that you may need extra encouragement.
Do I have a strong desire to improve myself now?
Do I have some idea of my coaching goals?
Can I identify benefits to achieving these goals?
Am I open to new ways of thinking and behaving?
Can I be honest with myself?
Am I open to feedback, even when it is mixed or negative?
Can I be patient when I know the payoff is worth it?
Do I have time - or can I make time - in my schedule for coaching?
Can I typically follow through on commitments and assignments?
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 give 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 evaluate the next steps that are 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, but don’t even realize what stands in their way. A 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 dreams attainable and will 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, but instead the focus is on creating what you want now and in the future.
What is your cancellation policy?
I require a 24 hour notice to cancel all sessions. 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 professional coaching program, I suggest clients make an initial three to six 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.