What Is Coaching?

If coaching is new for you, I'd like to help clarify what it is. In one word: Empowerment! Coaching is a synergistic relationship that assists you to access your intuition, leverage your strengths and take the actions which will give you the results you want most. A coach will validate and support you in making a commitment to honor your highest vision of yourself and your life.

Coaching is an empowering process of working one-on-one in partnership to clarify your vision and purpose, discover new possibilities, set goals and create a strategy for achieving them. It's an ongoing, absolutely supportive and empowering alliance to help you manifest your goals. Coaching is a way to get the life or business you truly want. The outcome that clients most often attribute to their coaching are a higher level of self-awareness and self-confidence, a more balanced life, smarter goal-setting and lower stress levels. As your coach, a fundamental aspect of my role is to help you identify and maximize the use of your strengths, values, and priorities.

Creating change in self-defeating behaviors, responses and attitudes is a long-term project. Each year individuals spend hundreds of millions of dollars on books they never read and workshops whose content they quickly forget. Training programs do not take into consideration the uniqueness of your existing skills, motivation or commitment. Rarely do they result in radical shifts in your thinking and actions or provide follow-up support for what you've heard or learned. Many of the traditional approaches of imparting new knowledge do not translate into behavior changes. Coaching is a far more effective solution because it engages the uniqueness of the individual. Coaching is an ongoing relationship that raises awareness, connects the client with their passions and deepest desires and holds them accountable to get the results they want. People grow and change with a coach because they get the most meaningful results with lasting change.

That is why coaching, with its unique structure of continued support, reinforcement, convenience and complete customization, can provide the powerful results missing from traditional forms of self improvement. The coaching process supports you as you acquire new levels of learning, development, change and achievement. It is action-oriented and designed to propel you toward, and beyond, the goals you've identified as meaningful for you. Most simply, coaching bridges the gap between knowledge and practical application to provide the long term benefits you seek. Coaching helps you:

  • Identify and explore what you want to achieve in your personal life or business.
  • Set specific goals and plan a course of action to achieve them.
  • Identify and remove sources of stress and resistance in your daily life that hinder change
  • Set higher standards and boundaries that demonstrate what your requirements are, and what behaviors you will not tolerate.
  • Shift perceptions, behavior and responses to ensure that your choices are the most effective for you.
  • Invigorate your sense of awareness, capabilities and sense of accomplishment in your personal and professional life.
Coaching is a series of focused conversations between you and your coach designed to provide you with all the developmental tools you need to advance in the area of your concern - personal, professional or social. These conversations can be scheduled over the phone or can be at your place of business - whatever is more convenient for you. Everything we share as coach and client are completely confidential. Coaching is a collaborative partnership that connects at a deep personal level-involving beliefs, values and vision. Coaching focuses on the development of human potential, your potential. The true aim of a coaching relationship is to get you to take action and move forward. And that's really the challenge, isn't it? It's one thing to know what you've got to do; it's another to really do it. That's why the support, accountability and results you'll experience with me as your coach will create lasting change.

If this sounds like something you would like to explore, I invite you to contact me for a complimentary session to see if coaching is for you.

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"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."-Mahatma Gandhi