Frequently Asked Questions
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. Individuals who engage in a coaching relationship can expect to experience fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities, enhanced thinking and decision-making skills, enhanced interpersonal effectiveness and increased confidence in carrying out their chosen work and life roles.” (coachfederation.org)
Coaching is about asking the right questions while empowering you to discover your own solutions and create the success you desire. The underlying belief is that all of us have the answers within and that there are inner blocks that get in our way of achieving our goals.
Coaching includes intuitive listening, clarifying, empowering questions, brainstorming, creating action plans and accountability.
What are the benefits of coaching?
One of the greatest benefits of coaching is the sustainability of the changes that take place through the coaching process. Your ability to find solutions in any situation is enhanced.
It means being heard in an unfiltered, confidential relationship that supports growth and optimizes your life.
It’s an opportunity to get feedback in a way that challenges you to access your true potential.
What outcomes can I expect?
Greater engagement and productivity
Improved relationships in the workplace and personally
Increased ability to influence others to achieve positive, purposeful action
Enhanced decision-making skills and confidence in decisions
Improved communication skills
Clarity of purpose
Greater work/life balance
More satisfaction in key areas of life
What can I work on with my coach?
Common development areas addressed in my coaching sessions include (among others):
Identifying career objectives and aligning with purpose
Leadership development and emotional intelligence
Networking and rapport-building during interviews
Developing strong communication skills
Managing difficult relationships
Overcoming setbacks and disappointment