Coaching Overview

Are you excited to…

– Revitalize your energy, focus and determination to play BIG at work & home?
– Grow your influence, elevate your presence by (re)discovering your power…your voice?
– Combine stress management techniques with the newest brain science to conquer overwhelm and burnout?
– Access an honest, creative and solutions-focused sounding board to fine tune your strategy and communications?

The face of coaching has evolved dramatically over the past several years.  New tools combined with advances in science to understand the brain and the power of thought provide a powerful set of resources to affect action and transformation.

Another way to evaluate coaching is to contrast it with what it is NOT.  For example, coaching differs from counseling in that counseling often focuses on the past experiences.  While coaching does not ignore those experiences, it focuses on the present discovery and key learnings to create goals around the client’s future.  In a related field, consulting typically involves the consultant reviewing the business’s goals, systems and strategy and then making recommendations with little input from the business owners.  It places more emphasis on the business entity than the owner/employee dynamic. I will offer consulting advice when I think it is needed, given my past experience, but I will draw this distinction for the client.

Co-Active Coaching (read more on the About page) has multiple components to help the client, whether on a personal or professional basis.  At the heart of the model is the discovery work to determine a client’s intrinsic motivators, strengths, and talents.  An assessment is done to assess satisfaction across the many dynamic roles of the client.  During this work, the coach and client collaborate around the client’s “hot spots” to create a compelling vision and written goals. For business clients, the current corporate/business dynamic is explored to ensure personal and professional goals are meshed.

The Co-Active model utilizes many different techniques to discover the client’s purpose and eliminate the blind spots/obstacles that have impeded growth or limited success. Often, Perspective exercises are used to create unique solutions and expand opportunities.  It is not uncommon for a client’s own self-limiting beliefs to cause fear or doubt as the progress starts gaining momentum.  This includes the self talk that says, “don’t do it, it’s too risky” or “what if you fail?”  However now, with your Coach championing you and utilizing techniques to bypass these beliefs, the client starts to experience break through performance. By drawing on his intrinsic motivators, the client experiences lasting, meaningful change.

Because businesses environments vary greatly, an initial needs assessment is completed to identify the coaching focus.  Also, the coaching process must be adjusted when facilitated as a group. Since all coaching discussions are held in the strictest confidence, the level of engagement must be designed before the workshops.  In many cases, “team” coaching is done individually in order to maintain confidence.  In a group setting, however, it is still possible to discuss personal motivators, goals and strengths and tie those back to company performance. Team coaching  also hones priorities, improves team dynamics, and fine tunes the execution of goals/tactics needed to achieve results. In both team and individual coaching, the client may take advantage of outside assessments such as StrengthFinders or the TTI Assessment.

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