What is a Professional Coach?
A Professional Coach is a trusted thinking 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. Coaching helps you strategize and acquire the tools and skills you need to achieve your goals. We work to identify and reframe your thoughts and attitudes to support you in making the changes you want to achieve your goals.
What types of people have Coaches?
People from all walks of life work with professional Coaches to help attain their goals. I work with executive, senior and mid level leaders, and those who want to change or be promoted in their career. 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 work with a coach are committed to making a change 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. We will work together to acknowledge obstacles, explore alternate perspectives and acknowledge 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 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. As your Coach I will 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.
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 coaching program and sustain any change, I suggest clients make an initial six-month commitment. At the end of the six 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.