FAQ

What is coaching?

For many of us, no matter where we are in life there is a desire for more – more money, more time, a higher level of success, better relationships, a deeper feeling of our purpose in life, and so on. It is human nature to want to attain more, become more, be more, but we all struggle with how to meet those aspirations. Coaching is an enormously powerful, collaborative relationship designed to support you in achieving your personal and professional goals – to help you meet your need for more. Coaching creates an environment where you focus your daily actions on the most important issues in your life, breaking down barriers to success and enhancing personal performance.

Like an athletic coach, a performance coach’s role is to challenge you to be better tomorrow than you are today, to provide you with the expertise needed to reach your goals, and to hold you accountable for living up to your full potential. Serious athletes depend on a coach to maximize their success in whatever sport they engage in; likewise, a performance coach can help you maximize your success, no matter what activity you choose to undertake or what challenges you’re facing.


Coaching is not psychotherapy – the focus is not on analyzing the past or evaluating human behavior. Instead, you and your coach will work together to move forward into a compelling future. Imagine a relationship with someone who is as committed to your dreams as you are, who stays focused on your big picture even when you can’t, who always tells you the truth about your strengths and weaknesses from an unbiased perspective – someone who celebrates your victories and helps you learn from your setbacks. That someone is your coach.

 

How does coaching work?

Coaches use highly developed communication, relationship, and intuition skills to help you set and achieve goals or convert ideas to reality. Various tools, tailored to your specific situation, assist in creating results. These tools may include compelling questions, assessments, exercises, learning resources, and fieldwork. With the support and structure your coach provides, you will be capable of accomplishing more and at a faster pace than if you attempted to act alone. Coaches often focus their practice on clients with similar interests and needs. A transition coach, for example, specializes in creating an environment for change, and providing a focused approach for new ideas and challenges. Clients of transition coaches are typically prepared to make a substantial leap in personal development to create positive change. These clients may be facing a significant personal or professional challenge, experiencing career dissatisfaction, or looking for focus in the midst of chaos.

 

How do I get the most from the coaching relationship?

Coaching is most effective when both coach and client are working together towards a clear goal. Together you will create a strong foundation at the beginning by establishing a set of compelling goals, getting a clear picture of success, and co-creating an approach. Your coach will create a safe and totally confidential environment for you to take risks and explore new ideas – a place where you can breathe, vent your frustrations, learn from your failures and celebrate your successes. Your coach will have the courage to deal with you truthfully, in a direct and non-judgmental way, and in return will expect candid and honest communication from you.

Preparing for your call will ensure that you get the most from it. The focus of each call is determined by you. You will complete a call strategy form prior to each session. There is often "fieldwork", where you are given a tool, new perspective or a challenge to work on between calls. This creates momentum and change.

 

How do I access the Coaching Corner?

You can bookmark the Login page on your Internet web browser.  Use the register link to create an account.  Your coach will notify you when your account has been activated.  Once activated, you will have access to the forms, orientation materials and online scheduling.  Your dashboard will list upcoming appointments and completed materials.

 

How will I use the Coaching Corner Area?

In this area you can:

  • complete and update various forms, such as Client Profile, Goals, Discovery, and Evaluations, that we will use in the coaching relationship
  • schedule & re-schedule your coaching appointments
  • access documents and materials posted for your use
  • complete your Weekly Call Strategy Form prior to the coaching session

 

How do I schedule my coaching sessions?

Our system allows you to easy access to your coach's calendar to schedule current and future appointments.

  1. Access your client account by logging in with your username and password.
  2. Select the SCHEDULING tab or Appointments Page link link.
  3. Select an open coaching time within a slot marked "AVAILABLE".

We both will receive instant emails confirming the appointment. You will also receive a reminder email 24 hours prior to your appointment time.  You can reschedule appointments up to 24 hours prior to your scheduled session.

 

What if I need to re-schedule an appointment?

Appointments may be rescheduled up to 24 hours prior to your session.

  1. Access your client account by logging in with your username and password.
  2. Select the SCHEDULING tab or APPOINTMENTS PAGE link.
  3. Edit or cancel your appointment. 

 

We both will receive instant emails confirming the changes.

 

What happens if I miss a call?

To avoid being charged for a no-show, reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours prior to your session. If you have a last-minute emergency, call your coach and we'll explore alternatives.

 

Help!  I’ve lost my password!!

Not a problem!

Go to the home page of the private clients area and click on the “Login” link at the top, you will be able to enter your username and then click on the “I FORGOT MY PASSWORD” button. The system will automatically send you an email with your password included. Should you misplace your username, simply contact me via email and I will send you your username.

 

 

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