What is Coaching?

Many people wonder what professional or personal coaching is. ICF defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”

As a coach I will honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful, and whole. Okay okay, coaching is a partnership of equals whose aim is to achieve speedy, increased, and sustainable effectiveness. The process is intended to be thought provoking and creative.

When a person is ready to be coached, they do it because they are ready for their lives to change. Believe it or not you have all the answers within you! You are the expert in your own life and work.
I am not your counselor, I am not your mentor, I am not your advisor, and in our coaching session I am not your consultant. My ideal client is ready to be open, vulnerable, and ready to grow their whole self.

The answers are within you. I have worked with a variety of different people with many different concerns and together we figured it out. We conquered and achieved.
It’s important to notice patterns, deal with the what is observed respectfully, name the pattern, see if the coachee recognizes the pattern, challenge the pattern, ask about the purpose in the pattern, point it out when it occurs together, introduce the coachee to more flexibility in their thinking. In this process the coachee will see, feel, and understand the progress in which they are achieving.

Check out some of my testimonies on my homepage.

"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another" - Anatole France