First coffee, then coaching does not work

Coaching is not about what you already know. It’s about tapping into your potential to design your life and career in a way that is meaningful, fulfilling and that truly works for 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.

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 once or twice a month, 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. Coaching does not work, unless you do. Coaching does not work, unless you commit to yourself and to the process.

What clients are saying

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’ careers and leadership 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, clients)
Communicate more effectively
Take more time off
Love Mondays?

Tool of the week: Why you should bring your whole self to work

Dan Clay was worried about being dismissed as “too gay” at work, so he dialed down his personality. But then his alter ego, Carrie Dragshaw, went viral online. Here’s what happened next. Watch here.

Ready to explore? Just schedule a free coaching session today!

updated on april 2021