My experience and training give me an approach that will help you know what's most important to you and what the key issues and angles for those really are. We're not "reinventing the wheel" every session.
You'll get proven tools and approaches tailored to you that you'll be able to use to reliably get the results you want, repeatedly, ASAP. An actual, personalized, workable, track for you to run on. Sound good?
Encouragement, perspective, feedback, ideas, and accountability from someone who's on our side and reliable. This is often the missing piece when trying to make changes stick, and my clients get it from me!
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Who do you work with?
Adults who want to grow or have goals they want to achieve. Some find themselves facing a personal or professional transition and need to find their way forward. Some are moving from one stage of life to another.
Can you give some examples?
Absolutely. Some examples of areas I've worked with people on include: major life decisions like career or where to live; managing major personal projects; doing a job search; managing relationships; settling on specific goals to focus on when there are lots of options and distractions; dealing with their (or a loved one's) AD/HD, and more!
Do you work with people changing careers or looking for their next job?
Yes! I have helped many people successfully find their next job, or, do a complete career change. My clients typically make those transitions faster, with less stress, and often for higher compensation, than they would trying to do it alone.
How regularly do you meet with clients and for how many sessions?
Usually, you'll be meeting with me by phone for about an hour every two weeks, over a period of 3-6 months. How long we work together is completely up to you. We might work on one project and you're done, or you might want to shift our focus to another project after we finish the first.
I don't force my clients to sign a contract for any pre-determined period, they decide how long they want to work with me. Clients choose to continue working with me because they're continuing to see results that excite them.
What do you mean by the word, "Coach"? Do you plan on just telling me what you think I should do? Or are you some kind of cheerleader trying to motivate people, keep them pumped up and positive for awhile?
By "coach" I mean someone who partners WITH their clients, since they're the experts on their situation, what they want, what they've tried, what they're good at, what they're not good at, etc. We work together to clarify their goals, then, every session, work together producing a clear, workable action plan they can and will actually do, which is carefully crafted to measurably move them forward.
Clients often report that they're seeing progress from our very first meeting.
What's a typical session look like?
A typical 60-minute session begins with a check-in, going over progress made on the action steps we created in our previous session, how it went, what you learned, what you want to improve, etc. Then, we move on to what specifically you want to work on in this session.
Once we've defined the outcome that'll be most helpful to you, we start looking at the issue from all the relevant angles and working towards creating 1-3 action steps you can and will take before our next meeting. We make sure that what we end up with meets the goal you set for our session, adjusting if needed. We make sure you get what you want and need to meet the goals that are important to YOU.
This structure is proven to have you making measurable movement towards your goals quickly!
What's the difference between a coach and a counselor or therapist?
A coach is focused on working WITH their client almost as a partner and helping them move towards the future. Counseling and therapy typically deal with the past.
As a coach, I work with you on your "What" and concrete action plans. A counselor is interested in "why" a person is struggling with something. I assume my clients are emotionally healthy and able to act and grow. Counselors work with people around issues where the client needs healing before they can move forward in a particular area of life. I refer people to counselors or therapists when it seems like that kind of work would be helpful for them.
It can actually be ideal for some people to work with both a coach and a counselor at the same time. The counselor helps the client understand and heal, while the coach is helping them implement the practical action steps that move them forward. I've had several clients who happened to be working with a counselor at the same time who had the counselor tell them to keep working with me after they were done with counseling.
What's the complimentary "Discovery" or "Strategy" session? Why should I do that? It's just a chance for you to sell me, isn't it?
I've found most people have never experienced true professional coaching, so they don't know what it is, how it works, or what it can produce for them. And they obviously haven't worked with me before.
The "discovery" call is for you -- to give you the opportunity to actually experience a real coaching session so you know what it is and can create for you, and also, to give you enough of an experience to be able to decide whether or not you'd like to work with me. So, you'll come to the end of that session with valuable insights and specific action steps you can start implementing immediately. Even if we decide not to work together, you'll get something valuable to take away.
It's pretty common for people to get to the end of the call feeling amazed at the progress they made in just that one hour on an issue they've been dealing with for a very long time.
I don't feel the need to "sell" people, they decide for themselves, usually long before the end of this session, if working with me is going to be valuable to them, and that's the way it should be.
Who is coaching NOT a good fit for?
What sets coaching apart from other helping professions is the focus on enabling and supporting action undertaken by the client. Coaching is about helping the client be clear about their goals and then doing what it takes to move them measurably towards realizing those goals.
Sometimes a person just isn't ready, doesn't want, or is unable to take action. Some only want to talk about possibilities; be told what their goals should be; have the coach do the action steps for them, or they need some serious emotional healing before they're able to take action. Unless something changes, these people probably aren't a good fit for working with a coach.
I've been blessed to do a lot of amazing things in my life -- and had my share of others that, let's just say, didn't work out like I expected. In all those twists and turns one thing I've always had as a personal and professional focus is helping people get more from life -- it's what lights me up! Pursuing that passion has had me working successfully with everyone from a retired admiral to fresh college grads, in fields as diverse as media, tech, real estate, finance, health-related, and more -- even ministry!
Let me put my experience and International Coach Federation (ICF) - accredited training to work for you. You don't have to keep going it alone, click the button below to schedule your complimentary discovery call to see if you think we should be working together.
You've read this far for a reason -- there's an issue that's been on your mind (probably a lot recently), something you want to get resolved. Let me ask you a direct question: If you haven't seen the movement you want and need to see in that area so far, how likely is it -- really -- that progress is going to suddenly happen now if nothing else changes and you just keep trying the same approach? You've probably heard the old saying, "Keep doing the same old things and you'll keep getting the same old results." If those same old results aren't good enough for you anymore, are you really going to just keep doing the same old things that keep producing them?
I invite you to at least try something new.
There's no risk -- schedule your discovery call now (there's no charge) so we can decide together if I could help and if we want to work together. Don't put it off, click the button now and start the journey.
I look forward to talking with you soon!