Curious about what life coaching is and what it can offer you?
Q: What is Life Coaching? A: Life Coaching is the establishment of a co-creative relationship between a trained coach and a willing and ready client that will help move the client toward powerful realizations. This leads to self achieved motivation and action that the client will be more likely to stick with for prolonged personal growth.
Q: What is a co-creative relationship and why is it so successful? A: The co-creative relationship is based on coach and client working as equals. Rather than telling the client what to do, the coach listens closely and intuitively and asks questions that effectively lead the client to the best solutions for her. Most coaching sessions will feel like a conversation with a trusted friend. However, the difference is that the coach is not emotionally involved, will not pass judgement and is not afraid to ask powerful questions.
Q: What is the difference between life coaching and therapy? A: Therapy focuses on reconciliation with and recovery and healing from issues in the past. Life Coaching focuses on progress forward, finding strength and wisdom within and setting and reaching goals. It is important for you to understand that I am not a therapist, counselor or consultant. I am a trained coach using specialized communication skills to support you as a thinking partner. Together we create more power for you to effect meaningful change and take dynamic actions towards your goals.
Q: How do I know if life coaching is right for me? A: I offer a complimentary discovery session for every new perspective client. During this time we will discuss why you are interested and what you are interested in gaining from coaching. I will then offer you a short sample of co-creative coaching. If you feel that you benefited from our time together, and feel like you would be able to make progress toward your goals, we can establish a professional relationship. If you decide that life coaching is not for you, at least you explored the option and can continue seeking a way to reach your goals on your own terms. There is never any obligation after a discovery session.
Q: Why should I choose to work with you? A: I have spent two decades coaching, training and teaching various disciplines. I have a natural talent of relaying ideas and helping people get the best out of themselves. People have always opened up to me to help them with their problems as they quickly perceive that I am a non-judgmental, patient listener. I have also been told by many that I have a very calming effect and very positive energy that helps soothe anxiety and helps shift mood. I am pretty straight forward and serious when I need to be but my general disposition is light-hearted, fun and just plain happy.