What is Life Coaching?
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. ~Joseph Campbell
Life Coaching is a fantastic tool to help get you from where you are to where you want to be. It is a positive, action-based process that focuses on the here and now.
Often, people feel they have to be able to “do it all” themselves. That stops many folks from accomplishing their dreams. Actually, making your dream come true will often necessitate requesting the assistance, experience, knowledge, and talents of others. By giving yourself permission to request, expect, and allow assistance to come your way, your dreams become more attainable than ever before.
What Life Coaching Isn’t:
Coaching is not advice-giving, therapy, or counseling. It does not deal with the diagnosis or treatment of mental or emotional problems. Coaching is not to be used as a substitute for legal, medical, or mental health assistance or care. If you are seeing a mental health professional, I recommend that you check in with them before beginning a coaching relationship.
Who is Life Coaching for?
Life Coaching is for you if you are ready to take action and move forward on a dream or goal.
It doesn’t matter how large or small you may feel your dream is. What matters is that it means something to YOU. Whether you want to organize your desk or save the world…I’m there with you as long as you are passionate about what it is you want to do.
Maybe you aren’t sure about what you want…you just know you want more than this. No worries! You and I will put our heads together to uncover the fabulous possibilities hidden within you.
What happens in a coaching session?
We’ll discuss where you are, where you want to go, things that may be stopping you, and how to move past those things. We will be on the lookout for underlying beliefs and old stories that may be holding you in place.
We’ll brainstorm possibilities and plans of action. We’ll celebrate your successes and acknowledge the baby steps you’ve taken along the way. We’ll get you moving forward in the direction of your dreams!
Your coaching sessions are confidential, judgement-free, safe places for you to explore your goals, dreams, challenges, obstacles, and plans of action.
You and I will work together to plan an extraordinary, creative coaching adventure for you. My role in this adventure is to be the tour guide for change opportunities. Your role is to be the participant in the change. The responsibility for your choices, actions, and the results you see, is on your shoulders. As your coach, I am here to support and assist you, but only you can choose to actually move forward toward your goals and dreams.
Communication and Action:
In order to have a successful coaching relationship, it’s very important that we communicate openly and honestly with each other. My goal is to provide you with a fabulous coaching experience. In order to do that, I need to know what works best for you and what doesn’t. Please don’t be shy. Speak up and let me know what you need so you are able to get the very best experience possible during our time together.
The coaching process requires effort. You must be willing to take action toward your goals and dreams. Some weeks the action will be physically doing something, while other weeks it will be more reflective in nature. It’s important that you are committed to the process. However, please keep in mind; you are the one in control. As mentioned above, the responsibility for your choices, actions, and the results you see, is on your shoulders.
Courtesy and Contact:
Time is precious. We’ll both agree to be on time for our sessions, avoid missed sessions, and give as much notice as possible when rescheduling a session.
I will contact you via phone, Skype, Google Talk, or other means we have agreed to ahead of time, at our session time. If you do not answer, I’ll call once more in 5-10 minutes. If you still do not answer, that session will count as a missed session. Missed sessions will not be refunded.
Rescheduling a session is no problem with appropriate notice. A minimum of 24 hours notice is greatly appreciated.
If I miss a session, for any reason, I will reschedule the original missed session, as well as provide you with an additional no-charge bonus session.
How often do we meet? Where do we meet? When do we meet?
Each client is unique and brings individual needs to the coaching relationship. I have clients who meet weekly, biweekly, and on an “as needed” basis. You and I will work together to create a coaching plan that is custom tailored just for you.
Most individual sessions are done via Skype or telephone.
Group sessions are typically done in person or via Skype.
Email support is always available between sessions at no additional charge. I love hearing about your accomplishments! I’m also here for you if you hit a snag. Email me anytime. I will typically respond within 24 hours.
Currently, coaching sessions are available after 5:30 pm CST Monday thru Friday, and anytime Saturday or Sunday. 7 am CST sessions are typically reserved for International Clients.
Confidentiality and Release of Information:
The coaching adventure requires trust. I will keep all conversations and information you share with me private and confidential, except in situations where such privacy and confidentiality would violate the law or could jeopardize the safety of you or others.
I engage in ongoing training and continuing education toward pursuing and/or maintaining ICF (International Coach Federation) credentials. That process requires the names and contact information of all clients I would like to count toward my credentials to be made available for possible verification by the ICF. No personal notes will be shared. Please let me know before we begin our sessions if you would rather not have your information made available to ICF.
End of the Adventure Together:
If at any time, for any reason, either of us decides the coaching relationship is not working, or has come to a natural end, we can immediately end the coaching adventure.
Sometimes a coach and client just don’t click. No worries! If that’s the case for you, please let me know. I have a list of other fabulous coaches I’d be happy to refer you to. My ultimate goal is that you receive coaching that meets your needs and expectations, whether or not I am the one to provide it for you. I am very happy to match up clients with other coaches who are able to serve in a way more conducive to their needs.
Sounds great! Now what?
If this sounds like something you’d like to investigate further, give me a call or shoot me an email. We’ll set a time for a “Get to Know You” session. There’s no cost for this session, it’s just a time me to find out more about you and your dream or challenge, as well as answer any questions you might have. If we decide we are a good coach-client match, we’ll look at your coaching needs and get started.
A note from Me to You. . .
It doesn’t matter how big or small you feel your dreams are. They are important and worthy of being honored and realized.
It doesn’t matter how messy your life feels right now. Today is a new day. Anything and everything is possible.
It doesn’t matter what labels others have given you. Let’s discover who You are and who You want to be.
Don’t worry if you are unsure of where to take your next step. As long as you are just willing to take a step, we can figure it out together.
It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve failed before. I’m ready to celebrate your successes with you.
Take a chance on living your dream. Today is your day. This is your moment.
Let’s do this together.
If you are ready to start coaching, contact me using the button below. I look forward to speaking with you soon!