Coaching 101: How it Works
What is coaching?
Coaching helps you through a process of self-discovery by asking powerful questions, expanding thought processes, identifying limiting beliefs, designing action steps, and following up. Coaching is a very effective tool for initiating change, discovering direction, and self-empowerment. For examples of what people come to coaching for, see the box to the right.
Identify obstacles, from confidence and limiting beliefs to skill gaps like time management.
Build skills to improve leadership, healthy habits, organization, and anything else that you need to be ready for success.
Set and develop goals, from career and job progression to relationships, academics, financial success, family, and more.
Take action and refine your vision for the future. Your coach helps keep you accountable and on track.
How long does it take?
Coaching is an investment in your future. Expect to be committing to 8-12 weeks minimum. Afterwards, coaching can be tailored to meet your needs, from bi-weekly to resuming sessions full time when you need extra support. Some clients choose to continue working with a coach for six months or more, or for the duration of a project or important life transitions.
How do I get started?
Reach out via email or the contact form. There is a free 45 minute consultation session where we can discuss your goals, ideal coaching scenario, and see if we would be a good match. For students under 18, this session will also include parents.
Is Coaching right for me?
Coaching is a fantastic tool, but it requires motivation and commitment. If you are not in a space right now where you are available or ready for change, consider waiting. Also, coaching is not teaching or therapy. If you answer yes to any of the questions to the right, consider either waiting or also hiring another professional to assist.
Maybe wait if...
I need to deal with past trauma in order to move forward
I'm not sure I'm really interested but a guardian or counselor told me that I need to work with a coach
I'm looking for a teacher or a mentor
I'm so busy that I don't think I'd even be able to commit to a weekly meeting, let alone reflections and action steps