What is coaching?

The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Professional coaches provide an ongoing partnership designed to help clients produce fulfilling results in their personal and profession lives. Coaches help people improve their performances and enhance the quality of their lives. Coaches are trained to listen, to observe and to customize their approach to individual needs. They seek to elicit solutions and strategies from the client; they believe the client is naturally creative and resourceful. The coach’s job is to provide support to enhance skills, resources and creativity that the client already has.

What is the difference between coaching and counseling?

The boundary between coaching and counseling is not mapped out with a defined set of absolute rules or terms. The simplest way to make this distinction is counselors are trained to diagnose and help clients with emotional problems, the past or dysfunction. Coaches are future oriented, seeking to discover what the client wants through powerful questioning and then coaching the client to get there.

How does mentor coaching differ from pure coaching?

A mentor is a wise and trusted guide and advisor. In mentor coaching partnerships, the mentor serves as a teacher, sharing from their experience in order to help develop the client. With pure coaching, the answer comes from the client. In my practice, I offer mentor coaching arounds topics, such as small business development. 

Do you work with people in other states?

Yes! I do individual coaching via phone, or with the help of Zoom which allows us to see each other face-to-face. For small business clients, your location may limit our ability to work together via Zoom or phone, but travel packages are available as part of your contract.

What services/packages do you offer?

For individual personal coaching, I offer one-on-one coaching packages in 3 session increments. For mentor coaching, I offer customized mentor coaching packages determined by your specific needs.   

Can I just receive individual sessions?

A big piece of coaching is helping hold clients accountable towards their goals, therefore I do not offer individual sessions which eliminates this vital piece.

How do I get started?

Let’s talk! I’d love to hear more about your hopes and dreams for this next season of your life and help you determine if coaching is a good fit for you. Head over to my connect page and send me a message to get our call scheduled.