What is a Professional Coach?

A Professional Coach is a trusted mentor who can help you identify and uncover what keeps you from reaching your fullest potential. It is a one-on-one relationship that provides a supportive and non-judgmental space to help you create what you want for yourself. You can find a Coach to help you strategize and acquire the tools you need to achieve your goals. It consists of steps to help you identify and reframe your thoughts and attitudes. It can also help you break negative habits, acquire new methods of identification, and take action to achieve your maximum potential!  

How does coaching differ from therapy?

While coaching can be therapeutic, it is not therapy. Coaching is distinct from traditional therapy because it is not designed to address psychological issues. 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. Therapy, on the other hand, is focused more on the past. Therapy helps people with emotional difficulties that impede their daily functioning, such as anxiety and depression. Coaching is typically shorter in duration, as it aims to move the client toward goal achievement. Therapy can be a longer process because it focuses on examining the past in order to address any current emotional difficulties and establish new and more effective coping techniques.  

How do I determine if I need coaching or therapy?

During your first session we will discuss your current concerns and evaluate any presenting issues. If it is determined that your emotional concerns are due to past issues that are currently impeding your daily functioning, then therapy will be more beneficial for you, as it will assist you in addressing these issues so that you can more toward coaching in the future. If you are not experiencing any significant emotional distress, but do need help with motivation and goal attainment, then coaching is the right fit for you.

What types of people have Coaches?

People from all walks of life work with professional Coaches to help attain their goals. Coaches work with people in all areas of their life including relationships, career, finance, health and more. Working with a personal Coach is not limited to any type of person, but is best for those who want to take initiative in their own life. People who get a Coach are committed to a more fulfilled life and are willing to do the work needed to get there.  

How will Coaching help?

The results will vary depending on what brings you to a Coach. If you get a Coach to help you out professionally, life coaching can help you make your current job more gratifying, gain better focus on managing your work, and market your self more effectively. If your reasons are personal, you can find a life coach to help you improve your relationships, resolve ongoing negative behaviors, improve your overall health, and grow spirituality. Withcoaching you can live a more balanced and enhanced life, and make your dreams come true!  

What happens in a Coaching Session?

Each session is tailored to the client and will vary based on individual needs. In the beginning, we will discuss what you are committed to accomplishing through our work together and we will begin to create a plan to achieve your goals. Periodically, I will give you assignments to help direct your progress. 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.

Do I really need a personal Coach, can't I just do it by myself?

Life coaching can take you above and beyond your own personal limitations. More often than not, people try to achieve their greatest potential, but don’t even realize what stands in their way. A personal Coach can offer an unbiased and objective perspective, and can help you realize your patterns and habits. Most people experience that they are more efficient when working with a Professional Coach and that this provides the opportunity for them to better realize their potential. Coaching can make your dreams attainable and will give you support and encouragement along the way.  

What is your cancellation policy?

I require a 24 hour notice to cancel all sessions. Please be sure to contact me if you will not be able to make your scheduled appointment in order to avoid being charged for the session.  

How long do people generally work with a Coach?

To experience the effectiveness of a life 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.