FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONs
What is coaching?
According to the International Coach Federation, “Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”
Generally, people come to coaching when they are working on a goal they need support on, like writing a book or beginning a major project, transitioning to a more fulfilling career, etc. Partnering with a coach can help you notice patterns that keep you from making forward progress, generate new awarenesses of what you need to succeed, and add accountability to your process. No one needs a coach, but if you want to meet your goals more quickly and powerfully, work with a coach.
What should I expect?
First, let’s have a 30 minute discovery call to see if we’ll be a good fit. I’ll ask about what you’re up to and what you’d like to get out of coaching. If we decide to move forward with a coaching agreement, we’ll select a day/time for a regular 60 minute phone call. Coaching is about empowering the client. So you’ll set the goals of our coaching sessions. I’ll ask powerful questions, partner with you in creating structures and practices, and create accountability.
Why should I spend this kind of money on myself?
People say this a lot. I said this once.There’s no doubt that it can feel uncomfortable for some to put resources towards yourself in a big way. I can’t tell you how you should spend your money, however know that coaching is an investment into yourself and your dreams.
What’s the difference between coaching, consulting, therapy, and mentoring?
A lot has been written on this. Here is a short article that points out the differences between these services.
Coaching seems kind of cheesy. Is it a legitimate profession?
Life coaching has gotten a bad rap and there are certainly a number of people who use the word “coach” but do not have any formal training. However, the field of coaching has grown exponentially over the last 20 years with the introduction of credentialing coaches and coach training programs. This ensures coaches provide ethical and professional services.