What is Professional Coaching?

So many of us want to change our lives in some way. We’re frustrated or stuck. Or we need a little support. We sense we are capable of showing up in a different way — at work and in our relationships — but we can’t seem to hit the bulls-eye of our true talents and passion, our true voice, our true self.

Being stuck can hold you back in significant ways — both professionally and personally. If you feel this way (or know someone who does) coaching can help.

Simply put, coaching is a partnership that helps you reach your potential. Coaching helps individuals and organizations articulate their vision, identify their values, deepen awareness, set goals — then create and implement plans to actually achieve those goals. I’ve seen it happen again and again and again.

A coach is someone who truly sees and appreciates you, someone who supports and challenges you, someone whose only job is to be in your corner.

Here’s how it works. Typically I begin with a personal interview (either face-to-face or by phone) to assess your current opportunities and challenges, define the scope of the relationship, identify priorities for action and establish specific desired outcomes. Of course these can grow and develop as we proceed.

It’s important to approach the interview without any attachment to the outcome. Personal chemistry is key to any coaching relationship and so it is important for both the coach and the client to feel it’s a good match.

If professional or personal coaching sounds like something you’d like to explore, I invite you to schedule a free consultation call. It could be the first step toward creating the change you truly desire.