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What is coaching?

Coaching is a distinct profession that has become one of the leading tools that successful people use to increase their performance, reach their potential, and lead extraordinary lives. Sound amazing? It is!

Coaching is…

…a professional service
The coach is a trained expert on life, achievement, people. You are in charge and set the focus; the coach works for you as a collaborative partner. It is a profession with its own evolving set of tools, methodology and code of standards and ethics.

…a collaborative partnership
The ongoing partnership between coach and client sparks synergy, creativity, new strategies and solutions. The structure and accountability of this unique relationship creates momentum and contributes to your accomplishments and success. Hey, if you could do it on your own, you already would have!

…a tool for your success
Coaching is all about achieving your goals faster, easier and having way more fun in the process. It’s all about designing the perfect life for you, and getting out there and living it.

…magic!
I use this word because having a professional in your life who’s there all for you, for your life and what matters most to you is nothing short of …magic. And, like magic, there is an element to the coaching structure that is so incredible and beyond definition. Trust me. Why not try it out for yourself?


Coaching is not…
therapy (healing the past), nor is it consulting (telling you what to do). It is not cheerleading (that’s exhausting) or another self-help seminar where insights and results wear off quickly. And is not like hiring a parent or trainer that prods you into doing what you’re resisting. Who needs that? Coaching work is based in your current reality -- what is right now -- with an eye on all of what’s possible for your future.

 

I love this description, written by Thomas Leonard, founder of Coach U and Coachville:

The Professional Coach Is…

Your partner in achieving business and personal goals.
Your champion during a turnaround.
Your trainer in communication and life skills.
Your sounding board when making choices.
Your motivation when strong actions are called for.
Your unconditional support when you take a hit.
Your mentor in personal development.
Your co-designer when creating an extraordinary project.
Your beacon during stormy times.
Your wake-up call if you don’t hear your own.
And most importantly…
The professional coach is your partner in helping you have all of what matters most to you.

Want to know more?
Go here for a great list of Frequently Asked Questions.
Go here for a comparison chart on Therapy v. Personal Coaching.
Go here for more Benefits of Working with a Coach.
Go here for a sample of the media coverage on coaching.

Is coaching for you?
Why not find out? I invite you to contact me and let’s schedule a time to meet on the phone. You can ask any questions you have, see if we connect and I’ll offer you a gift of a free strategy or coaching session. I’d love to hear from you!

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