I've helped people through personal and professional coaching for many years. Since I've recently started getting new clients, I wanted to make some information about myself and my services available on the web.
What is Coaching?
A life coach helps individuals and families define values, set goals, and plan for change. Life coaches look to the future and are solution and action-oriented. Coaches help you develop the strategies and skills you need to transform your life and achieve your goals. As a coach, I can help you plan and take action steps on a weekly basis by phone or in person. My role is to encourage, support, give feedback, and accompany you every step of the way.
Some business coaching strategies:
With business clients, it is always helpful to clarify the vision for work in the largest sense--what is the vocation, vision, or ultimate desire--where is this work heading? Articulating a clear sense of purpose is the first step energizing a sense of motivation, as well as providing internal guidance for decision-making. Once someone has a well-defined sense of purpose, everything can follow more easily.
From the foundation of a clear purpose, business clients can begin to be facilitated in improving the ability to set a plan and then apply a laser focus on the tasks. Because the ability to focus is central to peak performance, I teach clients techniques for centering, refocusing and maintaining attention to produce optimal results.
Hand-in-hand with focussing, clients need to learn methods for managing themselves around the issue of distractions. Distractions can either be internal (such as self-defeating thoughts) or external (such as difficult people or changes in the business climate). Skills can be developed to help in fostering awareness around how and why distractions are happening, and with managing stress. Additional skills are intrinsic to business success and can be added or honed through coaching: communication skills, time management skills, and relationship and team building skills. My experience in business means that I can also provide savvy advice on business issues as well.
My approach also addresses the client’s ability to monitor and control energy levels to produce peak performance. So as a coach, I include coaching about exercise, sleep, and lifestyle, as they seem relevant.
Finally, business successes tend to be most fulfilling in the context of a energized, balanced, and conscious life. I encourage clients to reach for success in many areas of life at once. With coaching, clients can learn to use the synergies from a satisfying home life, healthy lifestyle, and passionate interests to increase business successes.
A coach is someone who can help help you to discover your own solutions and strategies for issues in all areas of your life. The approaches mentioned under business coaching often apply to personal matters. Some specific areas where you might want assistance, focus, support and to build skills include:
Relationships--improving the ones you have or starting new ones
Dealing with clutter
Health and fitness
Finding a lifestyle that works for you
What is depth coaching?
Some of my clients are interested in exploring other parts of their life experience or finding deeper meaning. I believe that every person has many, many layers, and that they influence the ways we approach our selves and our lives. Sometimes underlying motives and beliefs are not as clear to us as we would like, or we have a longing for something difficult to describe or attain (such as a spiritual connection). Understanding and working with additional layers can be rewarding in itself as well as aiding us in knowing and achieving our goals. As a coach, I can add exploration that might include working with feeling, dreams, expression (art, for example), ritual and practices that support a rich inner life.