Faq

What is coaching?
Coaching is personal and professional development based on concepts from psychology, organizational development, sports, business, philosophy and spirituality. It's for passionate people who want more from their personal and business lives. A coach helps them set larger, more rewarding goals, develop a strategy to achieve them and provide support throughout the process. It's not unlike having a personal trainer or an athletic coach... transformational, but in a business and personal sense. The achievement of goals is something that comes more quickly as a result of the coaching partnership.

Why does coaching work?
Coaching works when there are two factors present: 1) The client is willing to grow, and 2) There is a gap between where they are now and where they want to be.

Successful clients know the value of sharing ideas with someone in a deliberate, intentional manner. Talking about options with someone trained to listen, often leads to new ideas, behaviors and crafting experiments. Through small steps taken in a determined fashion, great progress is accomplished. 

Coaching works because of three unique features:
SYNERGY: Client and coach become a team, focusing on the client's goals and needs and accomplishing more than the client would alone.
STRUCTURE: With a coach, the client takes more actions, thinks bigger and gets the job done, thanks to the accountability the coach provides.
EXPERTISE: The coach knows how to help business people make better decisions, set the best goals, develop new skills for communicating and restructure their professional and personal lives for maximum performance and wellbeing.

Where do you start with a coach?
Most coaches begin with a special client meeting or call to get to know each other. The coach wants to hear about the client's goals, needs, strengths and challenges. The client wants to get comfortable with the coach. During this meeting, both parties design a list of goals and a game plan to reach these goals.

How do the coaching sessions work?
Coaching is usually done in person or over the phone. In addition to allowing frequent, regular contact, it makes it easy to stay in the "coaching relationship," since the client can call from their office, home, car or hotel. The person coached completes a coaching call strategy form prior to each call, describing the current challenges and the progress they've made since the last call. Most people are coached two - four hours per month.

The focus of the coaching is determined by the client. The coach helps them to solve the problems and make the most of the opportunities. When they are missing a principle or distinction, we draw one so they can see a whole lot better. When they are taking on a large goal, we help them design and provide the support and structure needed to make sure it gets done. We bring out the clients best by listening, offering feedback, expecting a lot, helping them strategize and celebrating wins. There is often "fieldwork", where the client identifies new actions or is challenged to try something in a new way. That forms the basis for the next session.

What happens when you begin a contract with a coach?
You take yourself and what you want more seriously.
You take more effective and focused actions immediately.
You stop putting up with stuff that gets in your way.
You create momentum to achieve more, be more balanced and develop more powerful management skills.
You set personal goals that are clear and meet your needs.
You identify and eliminate the barriers that get in the way of the achievement of goals.
You communicate about what you need and want from others in a more responsible way.

How can a Manager/Executive use a coach?
Coaching creates an environment where there is freedom from judgment and freedom from expectations that executive behave according to typical corporate mandates. In this environment it is safe to question, to appear vulnerable, to observe, to explore, experiment, to learn and change. That allows the executive to use the coach...

...To reach high targets. Accomplishing this consistently requires a manager who also coaches a team to work together to reach extraordinary goals.
...For business planning, budgeting and goal-setting.
...To integrate business and personal life for balance.
...To prioritize actions and projects.
...For training, developing and managing staff.
...To turn around a difficult situation.
...To handle business or personal problems.

What is in the area called Client's Only Area?
In this area you can:

  • complete your Welcome Packet
  • update various forms (such as Client Profile, Goals, Discovery, Evaluations, we will use in the coaching relationship
  • Enjoy various documents and materials posted for your use
  • Complete your Weekly Call Strategy Form prior to the coaching session

How do I access your Client's Only Area?
Click on my website: Clients Area and click on LOGIN in the upper center of this Welcome Page. You will know you have successfully logged into this area when the webpage displays:
Welcome! in the upper left corner.

What if I’ve lost my password?
Not a problem! When you go to the home page of my private clients area and click on the “Login” link at the top center, you will be able to enter your username and then click on the “I FORGOT MY PASSWORD” button. My system will automatically send you an email with your password included. Should you misplace your username, simply contact me via email and I will send you your username.

 

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." - Tolstoy