What is Coaching?
Coaching is a partnership between client and coach that helps the client establish and then achieve tangible goals in a particular area of their life.
Coaching inherently assumes that the client has all the answers inside of themselves. It's the coach's job to partner with the client in a creative process to draw out those answers through powerful listening and questions.
Ultimately, coaching is centered around forward movement and action, taking you from where you are to where you want to be.
What does a Coaching Session Look Like?
In the beginning of the coaching session, the client expresses their desired topic and outcome for the session. The client and coach then spend time exploring all the opportunities, options, and possibilities as it relates to their topic.
Identify a focus
After exploring and creating options, there comes a point in the conversation where a clear focus and/or intention becomes evident. I call this the "light bulb moment", where the client identifies what they need to move forward.
After identifying a focus, the conversation takes a turn toward creating an action plan. In this phase, the coach partners with the client by asking questions that help them identify what the best course of action is. Ultimately, the client is the one determining the actions they want to implement.
Once an action plan is set by the client, the last step in the session is to establish some form of accountability. Accountability (whether that be a person(s) or system) is an important part of the process as it provides the support needed to makes strides towards your goals.
How do you start Coaching?
The first step is to schedule a free 30 minute consultation with me.
In that session:
You'll get your questions answered
We'll work together to figure out what type of coaching would benefit you
We'll see if we're a good fit as client and coach
You'll learn the next steps to prepare for your first coaching session.