What is Coaching?
The Textbook Answer
“Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.
Professional coaches provide an ongoing partnership designed to help clients produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. Coaches help people improve their performances and enhance the quality of their lives.
Coaches are trained to listen, to observe and to customize their approach to individual client needs. They seek to elicit solutions and strategies from the client; they believe the client is naturally creative and resourceful. The coach's job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources, and creativity that the client already has.” International Coach Federation (ICF)
What Coaching Means to Me
aka Why I Love This Work
I didn't decide to become a personal coach as part of a career change or major life transition, but to deepen and broaden my life's work. That my career path ended up guiding me toward this work is no accident; it is not only my Holistic Coaching certification I have to offer, but also more than twenty-five years of experience working with, supporting, coaching, and encouraging individuals along their path to wholeness.
As a Coach, I work to Empower my clients to make the changes they may or may not know they want or need. We work together to create a direction for change, a plan of action and help create a support system to make your path to success easier.