What is coaching?
Why does coaching work?
- Job satisfaction,
- And more
Coaching is a relationship that helps a client make
more progress toward dreams and goals than he or she would make alone.
The client brings the agenda
to each session. The agenda can be as short-term as making an effective
presentation to a particular audience or as long-term as planning life after retirement.
Coach and client collaborate to meet the client's goals.
The coach acts as a partner, not an expert consultant, an authority
or a healer.
clients experience the value of sharing ideas with someone who is subjective enough
to want a lot for them, yet objective enough not to share their biases or be self-serving.
Coaches listen, which can
be a special gift. Often people hear their own solutions as they speak to someone who is intently listening without a private
Coaching success is based on
- Partnership: Client and
coach become a team that focuses on the client's goals and accomplishes more than the client would alone.
The client takes more actions, thinks more expansively, and gets the job done, thanks to the accountability
the coach provides with action requests and progress tracking.
- Expertise: I bring the science
of positive psychology to bear on the client's issues. Positive psychology can teach us all a great deal about how to
coach over the phone. That allows us to get together without either of us adding to the carbon load. I have an 800 number
for long distance clients and clients on the go.
Frequency and length of coaching sessions vary. I coach some
clients three times a month for 30 minutes, and others four times a month for 45 minutes.
In a typical session,
we celebrate victories, review commitments from earlier sessions, explore the agenda, consider ways of reframing negative
interpretations of events, brainstorm possible next steps, and form action plans.
I always start a new coaching engagement with a complementary sample session so that we can
both decide if we can work well together.
As a member of The International Coach Federation (ICF) , I adhere to its ethical guidelines and standards. Here are some highlights:
- I adhere to strict rules of confidentiality
and will release no information unless authorized by the client or required by law. Even the names of my clients
are confidential unless the client gives me permission. The client is free to share whatever he/she wishes about
the coaching engagement.
- I hold my clients to be creative,
resourceful, and whole. I refer clients in need of therapy to qualified professionals.
- I frequently evaluate the benefit that a client is getting from our coaching
relationship. If the client would be better served by another coach or some other resource, I encourage the client
to make a change.
|Get in contact for a complimentary sample session to explore the value of coaching for you.