Coaching is distinct from psychotherapy. It focuses on the present and in creating a desired future. Psychotherapy tends to focus on the past and on “fixing the problem.” When you enter the coaching alliance, you are seen as a whole, competent individual whose strengths serve as a foundation for continued growth. Coaching assumes you are the expert on you and helps you to live authentically – remaining true to your values while pursuing what matters most to you. It provides challenges in a supportive environment and encourages you along your journey.
Coaching works best when you and your coach become a team. Your coach will help you to:
Through a process of inquiry, reflection, goal-setting and challenges, clients reach new heights, both professionally and personally. Life coaching can be conducted in-person, over the phone or via Skype. Typically, you would meet with your coach two to three times per month. Homework is generally given between sessions to keep you moving toward your goals. Phone and email support between sessions are offered as part of the service.
Clients typically make a three-month contract with their coach in order to get the process moving. Most clients see their coach two to three times per month. Coaching often goes beyond the initial three-month period – its duration is determined on an individual basis.
Anyone who is motivated to make life changes is an ideal candidate for coaching. This includes professionals, adults, young adults and couples. Many clients describe feeling “stuck” and wanting to move forward to a new chapter in their lives. Coaching is particularly well-suited for people:
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