First coffee, then coaching does not work

“Why am I going to pay someone to tell me what I already know?”

I have heard this phrase (or a version of it), many times when referring to coaching.

So let’s unpack this concept right here, shall we?

Coaching is not about what you already know, it’s about what you are not doing with what you already know. It’s about tapping into your potential to create a life that is truly meaningful and fulfilling to YOU.

Sometimes this means starting by figuring out what you want and understanding how that may look like specifically for you (time, energy, money, relationships, career, etc).

Other times may be realizing that your priorities have changed and that you need to rethink your measures of success.

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Coaching does not work, unless you do.
Coaching does not work, unless you commit to yourself and to the process.

What coaching is not

Coaching is not therapy. It is not mentoring. It is not consulting. It is not the coach giving “advice” to the client. It is not the coach being an expert in an industry or area and offering that expertise to the client. It is not the coach determining the client’s direction and choices for them. It is not a hierarchical relationship.

How does it work then?

I partner with you, so you can become the best version of yourself and show up fully and authentically. This partnership is designed to help you produce fulfilling results in your personal and professional life. In this partnership, we are working together to help you achieve the goals you are setting for yourself. As a client, beyond simply committing to chat one hour a week, you are expected to share, clarify and revise your goals, choose a course of action, and then implement your plan to bring those goals to function. You need to do the work and really commit to yourself in this journey.

What clients are saying…

“My work with Josy was incredible. I knew I had some areas to work on, but her method allowed me to organize these areas and start cleaning them up bit by bit. From improving my self-perception to paying off several credit cards and aligning with my vision of my highest self, Josy’s work empowered me to absolutely reach the next level of my life. The materials she shares and her interpretation and application to her clients on a personal level are bar none. She even inspired me to create my own podcast about how I identified, embraced and conquered my deepest insecurities which were holding me back!” -Natalya Spicker

Which kind of topics can you bring to coaching?

Here are some examples:

A goal you’re ready to start, but you’re not sure how to begin.
A challenge with a personal or professional relationship.
A decision you’re struggling with.
An obstacle you’ve encountered as you’ve been working on a current goal.

Can you be more specific on the benefits of it all?

Sure, for example:

Coaching positively impacts my clients’ work and careers by helping them:

Establish and take action towards achieving goals
Become more self-reliant
Gain more job and life satisfaction
Contribute more effectively to the team and the organization
Take greater responsibility and accountability for actions and commitments
Work more easily and productively with others (boss, direct reports, peers)
Communicate more effectively

What if I don’t want to talk about work… what about life?

What clients are saying…

“My life has completely changed for the better since I started my coaching journey. I had no idea the peace I could garner from the mindset improvements I gained after just a short amount of time working with my coach. Similarly, I had no clue how successful I could be in meeting my goals under the guidance and support of Josybel. Coaching has helped me reconnect to the most authentic version of who I am and shift my inner dialogue to one that’s healthy and full of gratitude and hope. I am so grateful to have Josy in my corner as I navigate this crazy ride called life and I know that with her by my side I will continue to achieve amazing things!” – Lacey, Rockwall, TX

Want to learn more about some of my clients? Read on!

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