Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I need a coach?
Start by asking yourself a few questions. Are you living the life you want to live? Have you envisioned the perfect year – and know how to savor it without stressing over the to-do lists? Do you recognize what limits your options when it comes to living your dreams? If you desire more clarity to help honor your dreams, priorities, health, relationships or career potential – a life coach can help.
Why can’t I do this by myself?
Some people figure that they don’t need a coach because they can sort things out themselves. We all live fast-paced lives and no matter how much energy or creativity we have, it is easy to lose sight of what’s important. A coach helps keep you on target to achieve your most cherished dreams.
How do I find the right coach for me?
It is important to find a certified coach with a coaching philosophy and areas of emphasis that are a logical, comfortable and positive fit for you and the goals you want to accomplish.
What’s the difference between coaching and therapy?
Traditional therapy deals with healing past trauma or resolving difficulties such as depression, anxiety, grief or relationships that hamper an individual’s emotional functioning. Coaching creates a partnership to pursue definite goals and make measurable results. Clients are empowered through coaching to achieve goals once thought to be unattainable.
What is involved in the coaching process?
Coaching begins with a conversation to discuss your aspirations and dreams. We determine what’s vital to you and what you want to bring about in your life. We create an agreement jointly that details how often we will meet and for how long each time as well as the payment schedule. Between coaching sessions, you take actions that support your goals.
In each session, you will choose the focus of conversation while your coach provides breathing room and asks effective questions. This interaction provides clarity and a sense of spaciousness to help you to see what your next authentic action will be. Throughout the process, your coach provides structure, compassion, support and feedback while acknowledging your success.
Are results guaranteed?
As you look and see what is truly important to you, your coach will support you to create a game worth playing and goals worth playing for. When you take the actions that you have promised to take, using the coaching tools, you will see the results that you want come into your life.