As a Coaching professional, asking the right questions is very important. Below you will find a compilation of the most common questions I’ve been asked about coaching and the services I provide. If you still have questions after reading through the FAQs, please contact me and I will get back to you promptly.
What is a Professional Coach?
ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful, and whole.
A coach builds trust, cooperation, and partners with you to help you identify and uncover what keeps you from maximizing your personal and professional potential. It is a one-on-one relationship that is a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires you to achieve what you want for yourself. Coaches help you dig to remove blocks, address triggers, and help you create boundaries in order to be more aligned with your purpose and achieve your goals, dreams and aspirations.
What types of people have Coaches?
People from all walks of life work with professional Coaches to help attain their goals, dreams, and aspirations. Coaches work with people in many areas of their life including business, relationships, career, finance, leadership, health and more. Working with a personal Coach is not limited to any type of person but is best for those who are ready to take action in their own life. People who hire a Coach are committed to a more fulfilled life and are willing to do the work needed to execute on their goals, dreams, and aspirations.
What happens in a Coaching Session?
Each session is tailored to the client and will vary based on individual needs. Based on the initial discussion, you will determine what the topic will be for each session. The conversation focuses on discovering challenges, insights and setting steps for ongoing growth and improvement. Periodically, assignments will be given to help direct your progress and growth. We will work together to acknowledge obstacles, explore alternate perspectives, and celebrate successes. With the conclusion of each session, we will revisit your goals and evaluate the next steps that are needed to achieve these results.
How is Coaching different than Therapy?
While the Coaching I provide will be productive, I am not a therapist and am not trained to diagnose psychological or medical problems. While emotional issues may arise, the primary focus of Coaching is to help you identify your goals, achieve them, and develop constructive habits and skills. There is little emphasis placed on the past with coaching, but instead the focus is on creating what you want now and in the future based on your goals, dreams and aspirations.
How many Coaching sessions are recommended?
To experience the effectiveness of a Coaching program, I suggest clients make an initial three-month commitment. At the end of the three months, we will evaluate progress and discuss options for continued Coaching.