Why would I hire a coach?
If you want to make changes in your life, whether it be losing 10 pounds, starting a new career, or being a more patient person, working with someone to provide support and accountability is always beneficial. Coaching provides that support. If you need help identifying changes you want to make in your life, are at a crossroads and cannot decide which road to take, or want more time, peace and joy in your life (Yes, these are the benefits of coaching!) coaching could help you. As a coach, I will:
provide accountability and support;
challenge and push you to be the amazing person you are;
help you move forward with the changes you want to make in your life;
see you accomplish your goals
What are the benefits of your coaching?
According to my clients, coaching:
teaches them to live in the present moment bringing greater peace in their lives;
helps them find more time by prioritizing where their time is spent;
decreases stress as they evaluate and make choices about what brings happiness and fulfillment;
fosters more patience and a sense of wellbeing as they learn to take care of themselves by making their own needs a priority.
I'm super-busy! How can I fit coaching into my already packed schedule?
I get it. From my own experience as a mom of three as well as talking to other mothers, I know the number one challenge we face is not having enough time. You need to look at coaching as an investment in yourself and your happiness. You are worth the time and effort it takes to move toward living the life you want to live. All of my personalized coaching is done over the phone during school hours, which means you can do it from your home at your convenience. And, no travel time! My coaching starts with two 45-minute discovery calls, after which we will schedule three 30-minute calls per month.
How long does coaching last?
That’s really up to you, but my experience shows it takes at least three months to make changes that will stick. No fleeting New Years resolutions happening here!
You mentioned accountability. Does that mean I'll have homework?
Your only homework will be the work you need to do to get closer to your goals. Finding more time in your day is always one of my coaching goals, so I will not assign any unnecessary work. I know how precious every second is, they will not be wasted.
What if something unexpected happens in my life and I can't continue with the coaching?
I know that life happens. If you need to curtail our sessions, we can tie up any loose ends and I will refund any unused sessions.
What is the difference between therapy and coaching?
Coaching is about moving toward the life you want to live, not analyzing why things are the way they are. It’s inevitable, however, that during our conversations emotions may surface. Emotions are energy and moving that energy through you so you can move on is healing. If you or I feel that you need a trained therapist at any point, I can help you find the right person.
Are you trained as a coach?
Yes. I trained with the Coaches Training Institute, www.thecoaches.com, the number one coaching training school in the country. CTI has one of the most rigorous coaches training program in the world. Through my CTI training, I am a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach.
I'm not really sure what I want to be coached on. What will we cover?
Initially, I will ask you to complete a client questionnaire. This will help you determine what you want to get out of coaching; I have plenty of exercises to get the juices flowing. Our first two calls will involve reviewing your questionnaire and doing some visioning work. We will then move on to coaching on a topic of your choice. Don’t worry about coming up with a topic – I have never had a client with that dilemma. If needed, we can always revisit your questionnaire and look a little deeper.
Does being a coach mean you have all the answers?
Absolutely not! You are the expert on your life. Through coaching I provide a different perspective to help you learn more about yourself – what makes you happy, what you want out of life. Only YOU have the answers to those questions. My job is to get you thinking, lead you through thought-provoking exercises, support your efforts and hold you accountable to reach your desired goals.
Is coaching confidential?
Are there topics you don't cover?
My coaching focuses on you and what you want from your life. If you are looking for a direct and explicit focus on parenting skills, my coaching may not be right for you. However, if we identify improving your parenting skills as one of your goals, we can work together to find the right person to work with you on that specific goal. My focus is on you. While our work will certainly improve lots of areas for your family, our focus will be on you and your goals.
When are you available for coaching calls?
My coaching hours are school hours. I have identified that limiting my work time to the hours that my children are at school works best in our world. As a result, most of my clients are stay-at-home moms that are available during that time of the day. As long as you are available via phone during the day, we can come up with a time that works!