Frequently asked questions

 

What is coaching?

Coaching is quickly becoming one of the leading tools and strategies that successful people are using in order to enhance their lives further and allow them to lead extraordinary lives. A coach is a trusted mentor who can help you identify and uncover your fullest potential.  The coaching relationship is a partnership – an equal relationship -- allowing you room to move yet being accountable so that you can be the kind of person that you would like to be, to achieve the kind of life and work that you would like to have and to achieve the goals that you would like to meet.  A coach offers tools and practical steps to help you strategize to identify and reframe your thoughts and attitudes.

Who has a coach?

People from all walks of life work with coaches. The coaching process helps individuals access and improve allareas of their life including relationships, career, finance, health and more. Working with a coach 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.

What would you do as my coach? 

  • Clarify and encourage you to set the goals that you really want.
  • Ask you to do more than you have probably done on your own.
  • Help you to focus better in order to produce results more quickly.
  • Provide you with the tools, support and structure to accomplish more.
  • Ask questions, encourage, advise, challenge, make requests and help you to listen for your "essence."

How is coaching different from therapy or consulting? 

Coaching is not counseling or therapy which tends to focus on the past and look at issues historically nor is it consulting which generally involves coming up with expert opinions and answers. However, coaching does use techniques derived from clinical psychology. Coaching though is more action-oriented and solution-oriented and focuses primarily on both the present and future. The "answers" that you are looking for come about through the work done in our joint coaching partnership. Coaching does not deal with psychological problems or pathologies. Often coaching is done alongside therapy.

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? 

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. 

Is coaching confidential? 

Coaching is a confidential process, and your personal information will always be protected. What we discuss will be held in confidence and not shared with others. However, our discussions are not privileged for legal purposes. The privilege of confidentiality that exists for the clergy, therapists and attorneys is not granted to coaching professionals.