Q: I’m considering hiring a coach. Where do I start?
A: The process begins with a Complimentary Call. This is where we determine if coach and client are a good fit.
Q: What’s the difference between coaching and advisory/consulting?
A: Coaches are trained to empower clients to make their own decisions. They will support you in self discovery, help you create a vision, plan for the future and will be your accountability partner while you implement changes. A coach supports you in overcoming limiting beliefs that are holding you back from success.
Consultants are hired to give expert advice in their field and may implement on your behalf.
Both can help you grow tremendously.
Q: What is professional coaching?
A. ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment.
Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole.
Q. Is there proof coaching works?
A: Yes! The ICF Global Coaching Client Study shows most clients reported improved work performance, better business management, more efficient time management, increased team effectiveness, and more growth and opportunities. The same study found that coaching clients noted greater self-confidence, enhanced relationships, more effective communications skills, better work-and-life balance and an improvement in wellness. Nearly 70 per cent of individuals indicated they had at least made back their initial investment. The median suggests that a client who achieved financial benefit from coaching can typically expect a ROI of more than three times the amount spent.
The survey was conducted by Amy Watson, Principal, PROfusion Public Relations, with survey design assistance by Jackie Rieves Watson, Ph.D., professor of Management and Statistics, Amber University
Q: What are the benefits of coaching?
A: There are several:
You will create clearly defined goals
You will accomplish more than you would on your own.
You will have a co creative partner who will support you growth and bring a new perspective to you and your team.
You will have the ability to see greater possibility and develop more strategic ways of thinking
Q. What’s the coach’s responsibility?
A: In every interaction I have with you, I will act with integrity, honesty and sincerity. I encourage client self-discovery, elicit client-generated solutions and strategies and will be your accountability partner. I will listen closely to you, respond to what I hear and ask questions. If I hear something in your voice or language that sparks an intuitive thought, I’m likely to ask you about it.
I ask clients to stretch themselves, deepen the work done in the sessions by writing, taking some action, resolving relationships or things that feel incomplete. You are always free to negotiate, accept or decline.
My approach to Coaching involves a hybrid of styles, mixing some consulting in with the coaching paradigm. I will provide you with support, encouragement and a safe space to take risks. All communication is confidential. I abide by the ethical standards set forth by the International Coach Federation.
Q. What’s my responsibility as the client?
A: You are committed to action and evolution. You set the agenda and tell me what you need for each session. Protect your investment by setting an intention to be centered, ready to engage and take meaningful action Be open-minded. Try new approaches. Be willing to change your beliefs and patterns if they do not serve you anymore.
Q. What are the packages and payment terms?
A: Please see the Programs page for packages and pricing.
Clients can pay via credit card online and will be sent an invoice for tax / business purposes. We accept Visa, and MasterCard and PayPal.
Q. What are your coaching areas of expertise?
A: My coaching expertise is in leadership development, time management and organizational efficiency. With twenty years of experience working in the corporate world, I have decade of experience leading teams. My project management background includes technology, global construction developments and live marketing.
Q. How do I contact you to ask a question that’s not here, or to learn more about your services?
A: Simple! Send me an email or schedule a chat to discuss anything we may not have covered. This can be found on the footer of my website.