“Find life experiences and swallow them whole.
Travel. Meet many people.
Go down some dead ends and explore dark alleys.
Exhaust yourself in the glorious pursuit of life.”
– Lawrence K. Fish
Welcome! Congratulations for taking the time to explore coaching. The following information will define ingredients for a successful coaching relationship. Please don’t hesitate to call me for a further description of how coaching differs from Therapy and from Consulting. I look forward to partnering with you!
Coaching is a powerful alliance designed to enhance and promote the lifelong development and full potential of the client through increased awareness, learning and focused action.
Coaching has proven to be effective when:
- The person being coached is ready, willing and able to be coached
- There is a gap between where the client is now and where he/she wants to be
As your coach you can expect me to:
- Commit to an open, honest, collaborative relationship
- Respect the confidentiality agreement we make
- Help you gain clarity about what you value and what your vision is for work and for life
- Challenge you to create and stretch yourself
- Encourage you to take action, initiate resolving problems and learn skills to accomplish your goals
- Expand your view of what is possible and promote discovery of new insights
- Give you input, straight feedback, or operate as a sounding board
- Make direct requests for you to accomplish fieldwork assignments between sessions
- Be a resource or share resources
- Celebrate your wins and successes with you
As the person being coached, I expect you to:
- Be committed to your own goals and vision
- Experiment with new approaches and practice new behaviors
- Come to the coaching session prepared with what you want to discuss
- Lead the sessions by focusing on what is important to you
- Give me truthful feedback on how the coaching is valuable and if it is staying focused on what you need
- Be open to hearing my feedback and let me know how it fits
- Accept, modify, or decline a direct request I may make of you
- Let me know what you’ve accomplished, discuss challenges, and end each session with future action plans
- Take ownership for your progress and success
- Practice “extreme self-care”