The International Coaching Federation defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential”.
Business coaching helps people lead more fulfilled, successful, and meaningful personal and professional lives. Beginning with a focus on what already works for you (known as Appreciative Inquiry), coaching helps you identify and optimize your values and strengths.
Coaching helps you to look at the big picture of your life and work so that, if appropriate, you can adjust the path you are on. Coaching encourages deep reflection about yourself, your achievements, your capabilities, and your life in order to increase insight, creativity, success, and awareness. It is about using this new understanding to make clear and new choices. Finally, business coaching is about committing to taking action in order to create real and lasting change toward greater meaning, success, happiness, and fulfillment.
If you identify with any of these, I can help you. We will work together on making meaningful and long-lasting changes, so you can start living the life and career you have always envisioned.
A brief phone conversation or video conference can help you decide if life coaching or counselling could suit your needs. There is no fee for this introductory conversation. If you decide you’d like to begin individual counselling or coaching, we’ll proceed to steps 2 and 3.
The "Discovery Session" is an in-depth exploration that takes place in person, by phone, or by video conference. In this 90-minute session, I will learn more about various aspects of your life, and we will explore what you would like to achieve in counselling or coaching.
Coaching typically involves a commitment of eight to ten (45 or 60 minutes) sessions in the initial phases of coaching.
Commitment to the process? It takes time to gain a sense of how counselling or coaching may benefit you. Committing to the process will confirm to yourself that you are prepared to stay with your plan or work through the recovery process.
It is typical to have meetings weekly at first. However, if circumstances don’t allow for this, they can be less frequent (e.g. every 2 weeks), although this may not be as beneficial. It is also typical for the frequency of meetings to decrease over time as you learn to better coach yourself.
Coaching can take place in person, by phone, or by videophone, for example Skypes or FaceTime.