“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
What is Coaching?
Coaching is a process that supports you in making more conscious decisions and taking new action to achieve your personal and professional goals. My role as a coach is to ensure that your effectiveness as an individual is a priority, working at the deepest level to build the skills, knowledge, capacities, systems, and processes needed to deliver results and then to ensure those results will be sustained. In a nutshell, this means leveraging your strengths in order to unleash your greatness.
What Are Potential Benefits?
To start, we will work together to find the right mindset and then discover the right mechanisms to achieve your goals. To be truly effective, you need both. This happens in a confidential and supportive feedback-rich environment where you can gain valuable insights and develop positive new behaviors to lead, create, change, or impact change.
Here is some of what we’ll do together:
- Increase your self-awareness
- Focus on goal achievement
- Develop your leadership potential
- Transform your communication skills
- Enhance your ability to influence others
- Become more productive
- Take on and achieve higher professional goals
- Discover values and purpose
- Leverage alternative perspectives
- Overcome personal barriers and situational roadblocks
The coaching engagement typically includes two one-hour calls or meetings per month, as well as email check-ins and occasional phone check-ins as necessary. The initial objectives for a coaching engagement are based on goals that are established in the first coaching session. Coaching plans typically start with a 6-month commitment.
What’s a Good Fit?
Arguably the most important criteria in the coaching relationship, people often ask, how do I know if it’s a good fit? Great question! I believe that what you should look for is a coach who has developed their own “model for change.” Here is why: For coaches to make a powerful difference in your life, they have to have developed their own, teachable point of view and their own personal model for change. That is to say, not just a regurgitation of coaching concepts and principles they’ve learned, but their own concepts. These concepts about how people change need to reveal their own unique language, perspective, filter, and ideas for how to move the needle on a particular challenge or problem. That model should resonate with you. I also believe that empathy with your situation is an important criteria for evaluating fit. The rest is in the chemistry and that is sometimes mysterious.