What Is Coaching All About?
How Does Coaching Work?
Coaching Schmoaching….You probably don’t give a Rat’s Patootie about how this works. You just want your pain, sadness and heartache to stop. You want things to change, even if you don’t know how it’s possible after all you’ve been through. You want a clear plan for transforming your life. You want to achieve your goals and dreams, whatever they may be.
My coaching is a way of helping people climb out of their personal pain, their confusion, or inertia, and into a more effective, joyful way of living. It doesn’t really matter what has happened to them in the past. It is not the same as counseling, or therapy, though these share having to look hard at sometimes difficult issues and patterns of behavior.
Therapy focuses a lot on what is wrong with someone, that needs fixing. It also concentrates a whole lot on the past. Coaching may, at times, help you examine how some past events have relevance to your current behavior, but coaching works on the premise that the client has important strengths waiting to be recognized and developed. These strengths are used to help you set healthy goals, and to achieve things you haven’t been able to achieve on your own.
Working with me will get you all the benefits of my training, compassion, practical common sense, and oodles of life experience. I will be your accountability partner, cheerleader and provider of insight. Coaches are not miracle workers, but we know how to establish trust and how to get people to the place they want to be.
Working With Clients
Some of you are skeptical about having your sessions mostly via phone, vs. in-person coaching. It is astonishing how beautifully it works. The coach isn’t distracted by the environment or by the visual, and can listen deeply and creatively, picking up on many things not possible to otherwise.
You can access great help without having to leave your home or office, and can choose a coach who fits your style, without being limited to someone who is located close to where you are! In my coaching practice, I work with people one-to-one via phone sessions and e-mail, and also offer telegroups on different topics. Geography is no longer an excuse or a barrier to getting help.
Who Would Seek A Coach?
In the past three decades, the profession of coaching has grown and expanded enormously. People hire coaches to help with business, leadership development, personal issues, long-held dreams and goals they haven’t been able see materialize, marital issues…You name it! An article in the Chicago Tribune, by writer, Abigail Pickus, stated, “Who exactly seeks out a coach?..Winners who want more out of life.”
Choosing Your Coach
I always told my adoption clients (in my previous work of 30 years) that all agencies were not alike, and that the agency they chose had to be a good fit for them. They had to feel confident, comfortable, and to have faith in the integrity and work of the agency. Choosing a coach to help with anything, is no different. All coaches do not have the same skills, the same experience, the same goals, personalities or integrity.
The best way to find out is to have a free, no-obligation conversation. Let’s do that soon. – Contact Me Now
As your Personal Life and Loss Transformation Coach, I will guide you out of your difficult place, whatever it is. That’s my mission!
I want to help you make the changes that you want to make, and not the ones somebody else thinks you should. If you are in the living hell that comes from believing you are trapped in a situation over which you have little control, we need to change that.
I believe that the work I do with each client must be tailored to what he or she needs. I am not stuck in one method or approach. Coaching is a tool that uses talking…lots of talking, but as we are engaged in our back and forth conversations, we uncover your roadblocks and shape plans to achieve whatever you want through insight, understanding, creativity, humor, action and other means. I help you make plans and stick to them.
If you are willing to do the work it takes to feel better, and/or to meet your goals, I am someone you want to have on your team. Though this is serious business for most clients, we can also have fun while getting you the results you are hoping for. Maybe life hasn’t been much fun for a while, but let’s change that.
I will help you dig deep within and pull out the internal abilities that made you a survivor, I will work hard with you, and for you, to enable those qualities you already have, that you need to transport you to a more peaceful and more productive life…the one you deserve. I’ve spent most of my life changing the world, one cause, one family, one situation at a time, and now I am here to help you.