What is Coaching?

COACHING is a journey to believe in things not yet seen….celebrating YOU!

Characteristics of Coaching:

  • Collaborative – client and coach working together
  • Self-Directed – client does the work
  • Creative – flowing with what emerges during a session
  • Structured – an intention is established and a plan emerges
  • Goal-oriented – What do you want by the end of the session?
  • Focuses on the Positive – building on what is working in your life
  • Empowering – Yes!

Coaching is not:

  • Not Therapy – clinical / healing the past / focusing on fixing problems
  • Not Consulting – evaluating / advising / consultant is empowered
  • Not Mentoring – Guiding / providing a role model / giving advice
  • Not Spiritual Guidance – common belief systems / traditions

What is Coaching?

  • A coach works with a client beginning in the now and moving forward.
  • A coach helps you tap into the reservoir of your life experience and use your inner wisdom to move forward
  • A coach asks questions which lead to new perspectives and understandings
  • A coach asks you to be accountable for what you say you want to do

Why are we passionate about coaching?

We want to share what we’ve learned through coaching, ask bold questions in a safe and confidential environment and WITNESS YOUR transition to the life YOU want to LIVE.

Carol’s statement

Coaching liberates us from obstacles standing in our way to happiness. As individuals, as well as leaders, we make our life journey and rise to our positions on a specific set of values and traits. Over time, dealing with problem resolution, pressures in our personal and professional lives, our performance can suffer or there is a void inside. Coaching gives us the confidence we need for ourselves and others to achieve the success and happiness we’ve have been searching for, in a confidential setting.

Everyone needs a confidante who can hear their struggles without judgment, help them explore and be bold, and develop a future plan removing barriers. That is why I am passionate about being a Life Coach. Supporting and assisting others in their journey and exploration, finding clarity and HOPE for the future, is very fulfilling to me personally as well as professionally. The WOW! moments of those discoveries and the ability to be a part of the celebration, is what makes this career the one for me.

Patricia’s statement

Coaching is an answer for each of us who wants to live a balanced, happy life in a world that is moving so fast and is so complex that overwhelm and depletion are commonplace.  Whether it is a personal goal or professional, coaching helps us gain clarity and balance. Time with a coach helps us tap into our joy and our inner wisdom to move forward in our daily lives with grace, step-by-step creating the life we want to live.  It gives me great joy when I see my clients discover an ‘aha’, a new insight into themselves which brings enthusiasm and renewal.  And I absolutely love it when I experience this as I work with my coach.  I invite you to experience a complimentary coaching session and see what you discover about yourself.

ICF Definition of Coaching

ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

“What you seek is seeking you.”
— Rumi —