What is coaching?
A partnership, which cultivates a thought provoking process that draws upon the creativity and resourcefulness of the client to inspire and make changes in their lives.
What is the difference between coaching, consulting, counseling?
Coaching: A partnership process to explore, identify, evaluate possibilities for reaching goals and/or change that focuses on the present to the future.
Consulting: The consultant provides the expertise to assess the problem and prescribe and/or implement solutions.
Counseling: Counseling focuses on resolving one’s emotional difficulties from the past that impacts the functioning in the present and learning healthier ways to deal with life that will impact the future.
(Here is more detailed information between the difference of coaching versus therapy in Coaching Corner)
There are many reasons people choose to work with a coach and some of the reasons may include:
What to expect from coaching?
Initially, we will meet for a complimentary 15 minutes to get to know each other to see if we’re a good match and also to explore what goals you hope to accomplish through coaching. If we determine this is a good fit, we will either move into our first coaching session or schedule at a more suitable time. Coaching sessions usually last 45 minutes and can be once a week or on a bi-weekly basis. We can meet by video, on the phone, or in person.
Coaching is a collaborative relationship in which the conversations centers around exploring your life and the challenges you face that keep you stuck and how to take action to move forward. Those clients who reap the most from coaching are the ones who set aside extra time to reflect and experiment with your hunches throughout the week, come to session willing and ready to work.
As your coach, I promise to be fully present, listening with focus and curiosity, and using my intuition to co-create new possibilities for change, deeply respecting your goals and your resourcefulness.