FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is coaching?
As defined in the International Coaching Federation’s (ICF) Code of Ethics coaching is:
“Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.” www.coachingfederation.org
What are the benefits of life coaching?
Where do I start? When you work with a life coach, you have a partner who is solely dedicated to you and the achievement of your goals. Your coach is non-judgmental, supportive, encouraging and motivating just when you need it. She keeps you focused on where you want to be and moving forward in the right direction to get where you want to be, much faster. Imagine the possibilities if you had someone always in your corner standing for you and what you want in your life!
How do I know I need a coach?
This one is tricky, because I believe you are whole just the way that you are, and there is nothing to fix. But, I know from my personal experience that when I have a coach (which I do at all times), I am in action and moving my projects (a.k.a., my life’s dreams) forward. A coach partners with the client to get them out of their own way and let them see their greatness and the possibilities in the life they want to create. If you feel like you want to make a change but just aren’t getting there (or maybe aren't even sure how to get there), a coach might be just the answer to move you forward to achieving your goals.
What's the difference between coaching and therapy?
The International Coaching Federation explains this best:
“Coaching can be distinguished from therapy in a number of ways. First, coaching is a profession that supports personal and professional growth and development based on individual-initiated change in pursuit of specific actionable outcomes. These outcomes are linked to personal or professional success. Coaching is forward moving and future focused.
Therapy, on the other hand, deals with healing pain, dysfunction and conflict within an individual or relationship between two or more individuals. The focus is often on resolving difficulties arising from the past which hamper an individual’s emotional functioning in the present, improving overall psychological functioning, and dealing with present life and work circumstances in more emotionally healthy ways. Therapy outcomes often include improved emotional/feeling states. While positive feeling/emotions may be a natural outcome of coaching, the primary focus is on creating actionable strategies for achieving specific goals in one’s work or personal life. The emphasis in a coaching relationship is on action, accountability and follow through.”
– International Coaching Federation
Are there different types of coaches?
Yes. I am a life and leadership coach who focuses on working with clients who want more out of their relationships. This includes relationships with self, spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend, work, co-workers, family, friends or even new relationships in life. I believe that the key to living your best life is through improving your relationships.
What can I expect on our coaching calls?
I coach clients on the phone or Zoom/FaceTime for one hour, once a week, four times a month. We work together weekly in closing the gap between where you are today and where you want to be. Clients usually have up to four projects they are working on at one time, and these project areas could include career change or advancement, self-improvement, or even strengthening relationships with others. I will encourage you to Spring Big!
What are your coaching hours?
My hours are 9 am-6 pm Mondays-Fridays. Every 3 months or so, there is a month with a 5th week in it; those months I take off a week to recharge.
What do you charge?
I invite you to have a complimentary session with me to see the value coaching could have in your life. During that call I will go over all the logistics and costs. Contact me to set up our call.
When should I start?
Now! You can’t grow a tree unless you plant a seed. Click the contact me page to schedule a complimentary coaching call to start springing.
Interested in becoming a coach?
Let’s talk. Accomplishment Coaching is the World’s Finest Coach Training: the “Harvard” of coach training. Accomplishment Coaching is an Accredited Coach Training Program affiliated with the ICF. I serve as a mentor coach with Accomplishment Coaching in its Washington, D.C., program. Visit accomplishmentcoaching.com for more information.