Coaching } Overview
What is Coaching?
Coaching is a powerful, interactive process that is focused on you. With your personal coach, you decide what is important for you to accomplish and how to get there. Whether your goals are focused on your professional life or your personal life, coaching is designed to support your success.
Your coach listens, clarifies, supports and challenges you to reach the goals you set for your life.
What Are The Benefits of Coaching?
- You create momentum so it's easier to get results
- You take more effective and focused action immediately
- You stop putting up with what is dragging you down
- You set better goals
- You generate new vitality and creativity
in your life
How Does Coaching Work?
Coaching involves the following process:
- A free 30 minute introductory session
- A 60 minute first session, designing our alliance and clarifying your goals
- One 30 minute session phone call per week
- Email contact between sessions
- Most coaches ask for at least a three month commitment but will let you stop immediately if coaching is not working for you right now
- Coaching may include on-site meetings when it involves
group coaching or mastermind groups.
What Type of Coaching Do We Offer?
The interactive process that involves listening, clarifying and supporting can be applied to individuals or groups. Life Coaching is an individual process applied to personal life issues. Coaching for Work involves assisting managers, supervisors and executives in developing their leadership skills through individual coaching. Group Coaching and Mastermind groups are also offered.
How Is Coaching Different from Counseling? Consulting?
Coaching is not counseling though some counselors take a coaching approach to therapy. The focus of coaching is to clarify what you, as a coaching client, wish to accomplish and what plan of action you need to take to get you there. Coaching is focused on the future and the actionable strategies for achieving specific goals in your personal or professional life.
Counseling focuses on healing pain or conflict within an individual or between individuals. The focus is often on resolving difficulties arising from the past which may be hampering action in the present.
Consulting involves determ ining potential solutions for workplace challenges. Consultants will advise you on a course of action and may work with you to execute those suggestions.
Consider your wanting to ride a bike. A counseling process might involve understanding why you want to ride the bike. A consultant might advise you on the most appropriate bike-riding strategy given your resources and destination. Coaching would focus on where you want to go and help you achieve your goal of getting there.