Coaching

Coaching

Coaching is a specific approach that takes clients from where they are to where they want to be.  A coach is someone who walks beside the client and encourages them to take the steps they need in order to achieve their goals and dreams.

I am a certified coach (ACC) with the International Federation of Coaches (IFC).

What is coaching?

  • Developmental and discovery based
  • Assumes the coachee is whole and complete
  • Asking questions that help coachee discover answers for themselves; not telling the them  what to do

How coaching is different from:

Therapy or Counseling

  • Recovery vs Discovery
  • Archaeology vs Architecture
  • Past-focused vs Present- and Future-focused
  • Relief vs Results

Consulting

  • Who is the identified expert
  • Who is doing most of the work

Mentoring

  • Mentor’s insights/experiences vs the coachee’s insights/experiences

Coaching scenario examples:

  • Professional or Personal Development
  • Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Life Events

What does a coaching session look like?

  • Conducted one on one via phone/Skype/Zoom/WebEx
  • 30 minute session; additional sessions as requested by coachee
  • Confidential
  • Coachee selects topics on which they want to focus