What is coaching?
In its simplest form coaching is a powerful conversation between a trained coach and a client who is ready to focus on personal and/or professional growth. It is not only about being listened to, but really being heard and understood. Coaching is about honoring the innate wisdom of the clients and offering support on the journey to realizing their fullest potential through strategies and tools that promote lasting sustainable change. It is especially beneficial in creating change.
Who are your clients exactly?
I work with those who feel like they are not getting everything they want out of life, despite the fact that they know they have it in them. They often just do not know where to begin.
I work with people who are passionate about their lives and recognize that they have not yet met their fullest potential. They are willing to invest in themselves. They may often find they characterize themselves as ‘perfectionists’, trying to take on the world and trying to do it all right now, no excuses, come hell or high water, and ‘flawlessly’ even if it is at the expense of health, wellness, relationships and happiness. This is often accompanied by overwhelm, and guilt. I help people become more of who they really are through powerful questions and superior support. They recognize their own true power and view me as their catalyst to help create a shift, meeting them where they are, and then as a abridge from where they are to where they know they can be.
What happens if you haven’t worked with people who have my concerns yet?
I have worked with people with a wide scope of goals/ challenges. Most likely I have encountered your personal struggle along the way. However, if I haven’t you are at no disadvantage, quite the contrary. Here’s why: Always working with the exact type of client can create repetition. What my current and former clients have found exceedingly helpful is my fresh perspective and approach to their concerns. I do not believe in the cookie cutter approach and tailor your experience to you as an individual. In other words, I meet YOU where YOUare RIGHT NOW and help you get where you want to go.
How are you different from other life coaches?
While I have systems and processes that I employ to help clients get results, as mentioned above, everything is individual. Who is more you than you? That is why each experience is different. People are different. I work hard to stay ahead of the curve and love to pursue continuing education in our field to ensure that I am bringing the best tools to the table for a successful outcome for each and every client I support through coaching. I am a catalyst that helps people change their lives. I have the unique ability to sense what is not being said and make it a point to bring it to the surface. I can shine a light on your blind spots so you can move forward more quickly.
To be bold, I don’t mess around when it comes to your life. You deserve to get the most out of this process even if that means getting some tough stuff out of the way (in the kindest most supportive, but effective, way you can imagine) You will have my absolute focus and undivided attention during our interactions. I will hold you accountable, be a compassionate witness to your struggles, and your biggest cheerleader for your victories. I will ask you the hard questions (always from a place fierce warmth and love) and help you dig deep to find the answers. Your life is worth all the tricks in my bag.
What if I live far away?
No Problem! I work with clients all over the world. Technology is a beautiful thing. We can work together just as effectively in another country, as if you were in my own back yard and every where in between. My clients love the flexibility of not having to travel to my office. I literally meet you wherever you are: in your office, on your drive to work, on the train, at the coffee shop, while getting your nails done…you get the idea. There is never a worry about traffic, being late, or what you are wearing. We can connect via phone, video chat or in person for those who are near. What is most important in coaching is your connection. If the person feels right, makes you feel safe to grow and evolve without judgment and like they can help you…the proximity with respect to location is irrelevant.
What type of personality do you work with best and what is expected of me?
Coaching is designed for individuals who are dead serious about getting results and creating change in their lives. No more losing sleep over what they didn’t get done, no more wondering, when will it be ‘my turn’. They are ready for action and results now. This is about creating lifetime change with meaningful support. I am known to work best with highly motivated go getters who just want to know what to do and how to do it and are willing to dig deep to find the answers.
You will be expected to take an active role in your change. There is serious and consistent work to be done. No excuses anymore, just a very different way of thinking and full support while you create change. Personal responsibility is key. You will get out what you put in. I wish I could do it for you…but I can’t. I can help you get there. I can bring the tools to the table, but you will have to pick them up. I canbring the map and the flashlight, but you will have to do you own walking.
For what type of person is coaching not going to work?
I am selective in who I work with. I like to cherry pick my clients, and I gently turn away those who would not be a good fit and who would not get the result they have signed up for. (It wouldn’t be fair to them.)
Another type of person I don’t resonate with would be the chronic whiner and those who consistently make excuses for not following through on the actions they agreed to take with respect to their progress. Cases like that leave me feeling like my time has been misused and their money wasted….it is not a ‘win win’ on any front and leads to the dissatisfaction of both parities. I am all about the ‘win win’. I do this because I love it and I am good at it. The rewards for me are not just monetary…it actually feeds my soul.
How do you help people reach their goals and overcome their obstacles?
As mentioned previously, I do not employ an ‘all people are the same and need to fit into my tiny little box’ approach. However, there are some basic steps that we tend to follow when working together. My proprietary process, if you will…
- Vision: This must always come first. We have to work together to determine where you are going and what you want to accomplish. What are the pain points? Where are the roadblocks? Once this is established we can break out the flashlight and start mapping the course. “What if I don’t know what my vision is or where I am going?”…it’s OK, that is why you are here!
- What Getting to know your Gremlins: What got me here in the first place? “It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles”-SunTzu
- Telling a New Story: Laying the groundwork for change. Choosing ‘high excellence’ as your goal. Uninstalling the old operating system and installing a new one that serves you better.
- Systems, tools and resources: Removing tolerances, Setting priorities and learning to pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically, say “no” to things that no longer serve your new story.
- Maintenance: Creating long term sustainable results
Does this really work?
Yes! With time, consistency and your dedication, the result of our work together is lasting change and a happier and more joyful existence. You can start ‘living’ instead of just ‘surviving’. You will have tools and strategies to help you get back on course if you waiver…and I am always here for support. Most all clients choose a maintenance package after the initial work in order to maintain consistent upward momentum, because life is dynamic and still ever changing. Change is the only constant where life is concerned.
What results can I expect?
You can expect to:
- Have more balance between work and home
- More dedicated time for yourself
- Stop hustling for your worthiness and realize that ‘you are enough’
- Manage time more efficiently
- Respond vs react to emotionally charged situations
- Create routines or systems within your world ( home and work) that allow for Lasting change and greater fulfillment
- The list goes on…and on…
Can I contact some of your former clients to see what its like to work with you?
I take confidentiality VERY seriously. I do not release any info regarding client experience. You may check out the ‘Raves and Results’ page to learn about the successes, experiences and results from clients who choose to share. I am also available for any questions you may have. In fact, clients find that the very best way to decide if this is a good solution for them is to reach out to me via phone or email and schedule a complimentary get acquainted/discovery session.
How can I guarantee myself that I will get results in record time?
Much of this will depend on you and your commitment. It can also depend on the program/ package that you choose. More frequent sessions yield faster change. Another factor is how you approach each session. Do you show up on time to get the most contact? Are you clear on your agenda for the session and commitment to creating a next steps plan? Are you ready to put those ‘take-aways’ into action between now and your next session? If you answer ‘yes’ than you are ready to catapult your results. Most clients are feeling the shift and start seeing results in their first session.
I’ve decided you are the right coach for me, how do I get started?
Ok, I know which program I want, How do I get started?
Great! Did you know that one of the most prominent characteristics of happy successful people is that they take action? These people also make decisions based on their ‘gut’ instinct or intuitive sense. That being said, since this feels right for you, GO FOR IT!
Here is what you need to do: Click on the link above to send me a direct message, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 970.275.4595. There are also multiple social media links if you prefer that mode of contact. I answer all of my correspondence personally. You will get me and me alone every time. I can’t wait to meet you in person or by phone/video chat to get you started on moving your life forward. Lets do this!
If I’m not sure I want to get started how do I sample your work at a low cost to see if it is the right solution for me?
You can always subscribe to my newsletter or contact me for a complimentary get acquainted call.
OK, I am ready to do this for myself, but I have a couple of additional questions, Can I call you?
Absolutely!! Sounds like you are ready to move life forward and be pulled into your future. If you have a couple of questions, feel free to email me direct at email@example.com , call me direct at 970.275.4595 or utilize your favorite social media tool by connecting via the links on every page, and I will be delighted to get you the answers you need. I can’t wait to connect with you and see you succeed. I am honored to be the one to support you on your journey. Let’s get going!