The International Coaching 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. Keywords in this definition are partnering, thought-provoking, and maximize potential. These are the elements that differentiate professional coaching from other forms of support for organizations or individuals. The value of a coach lies in his or her ability to serve as an insight-provoking partner, supporting the client to design his or her own actionable and sustainable strategies for success.” “ICF is the world’s largest and most recognized organization of professionally trained coaches. Representing executive coaches, life coaches, leadership coaches, relationship coaches, career coaches, and more, ICF’s mission is to advance coaching so that it becomes an integral part of a thriving society.” --- The International Coach Federation Learn more about coaching at the International Coaching Federation’s site. A Professional Health and Life 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. Your Coach will help you to strategize and acquire the tools you need to achieve your goals. Coaching consists of steps to help you identify and reframe your thoughts and attitudes. It can also help you break negative habits, acquire new identification methods, and take action to achieve your maximum potential!
People from all walks of life work with professional Coaches to help attain their goals. Certified Coaches work with people in all areas of their life including relationships, careers, 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 the initiative in their own life. People who choose to hire a Coach are committed to a more fulfilled life and are willing to do the work needed to get there.
The results will vary depending on what brings you to a Coach. You can acquire a Coach to help you out professionally. Coaching can help you make your current job more gratifying, gain better focus on managing your work, and market yourself more effectively. If your reasons are personal, you can find a coach to help you improve your relationships, resolve ongoing negative behaviors, improve your overall health, and grow your spirituality. You can live a more balanced and enhanced life and make your dreams come true with coaching!
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.
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 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 realize their potential better. Coaching can make your dreams attainable and will give you support and encouragement along the way.
While the life coaching I provide 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 life 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.
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.
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.
Yes! Protection of any information obtained around the coaching engagement unless consent to release is given. ICF-credentialed coaches must uphold confidentiality: and not divulge any information received in the process of the coaching engagement without client permission. Confidentiality is your right as a client. However, our discussions are not privileged for legal purposes. The privilege of confidentiality for the clergy, therapists, and attorneys is not granted to coaching professionals. Coaching is a confidential process, and your personal information will always be protected.