What is coaching?
People turn to coaching for every reason you can imagine: personal development, business development, career growth, money issues, relationship skills, healthy living skills, leadership and communication skills … the list goes on and on.
The commonality is the gap between where you are and where you want to be (even if you aren’t sure what that looks like yet). Coaching works to close that gap and gives you the tools to keep doing this long after your final session.
Coaching focuses on your goals and desires and making actionable plans to achieve them while holding you accountable in a safe and confidential environment.
Coaching focuses on the belief that no one is broken or needs fixing and that every person is naturally creative, resourceful, and whole.
NO ONE has it all “figured out”, we all have problems to manage and a complicated history – that’s a part of life. Sometimes these problems go unmanaged and cause even more problems. Sometimes we need help finding tools to manage these problems to get out of the ditch we feel we’re in. Sometimes we don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel and don’t believe we could be anywhere else but in a ditch or tunnel.
Coaching helps you focus on what’s important and creates a plan for steadily moving forward. I believe we all have the resources within ourselves to make the necessary changes.
How many sessions will I need?
The coaching partnership varies depending on your needs and goals. Each coaching session is about 45 minutes and the number of times per month depends on your needs (and the coaching package selected) but typically two to three sessions per month.
Because coaching is not a “quick fix,” I ask a minimum three-month agreement. At the conclusion of the agreement, we will review progress and discuss if we want to continue. On average, many clients usually stay with me for four to six months, with some having much longer, ongoing relationships.
What is the difference between coaching and therapy?
While coaching can be therapeutic it is not the same as therapy. Coaches focus on your present and future, not on your past. Occasionally your past may be brought into coaching, but as a tool to allow you to gain new information to move forward.
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