FAQ

WHAT IS THE OBJECTIVE OF A COACHING ENGAGEMENT?

The objective is to focus on your potential (your unrealized ability, capacity, or possibility) by leveraging your strengths, uncovering what’s in your way, and targeting the areas you are most interested in addressing to help you reach your goals more effectively.

CAN I CHANGE THROUGH COACHING?

Yes, you can. Coaching can be the catalyst to profoundly shift the trajectory of your life, enabling you to change the quality of your life and the direction of your career in ways you never dreamed of.

WHAT ABOUT CONFIDENTIALITY?

What happens in our sessions stays in our sessions.

 

I fully understand the value of your trust, and I take every precaution to safeguard it. I will provide you with a detailed description of the ethical code that governs every client-coach relationship we enter. This document not only places our standards before you in plain text, but also codifies our commitment to you, the client, and your progress.

HOW OFTEN WOULD WE MEET?

Once we determine if we are a good fit, I usually meet with clients once a week. Through experience and testing of different time frames, I’ve found that this frequency yields the greatest returns in terms of change. Meeting once a week offers time for reflection and application of learning between sessions, while maintaining the momentum of our work together. However, I also understand that schedules are busy, and sometimes meet with clients on a slightly different frequency. 

HOW LONG DOES COACHING LAST?

The time frame can vary greatly and depends on a wide range of factors: your goal(s), your commitment and openness to change, your capacity for introspection, your circumstances, how quickly and thoughtfully you complete homework assignments, and other unique factors. The time frame can range from 3 months to over a year, sometimes longer. It just depends on your goal(s).

WHAT IS OUR APPROACH TO COACHING?

Before talking about my approach to coaching, I would like to talk about how I approach you, the client. I believe that you are the expert in your life. I believe that you are whole, not broken. I believe that you are resourceful and capable of far more than you imagine. I 100% believe in your capacity to change.

My coaching style is a graceful and direct holistic approach to elicit powerful conversations. These conversations are to inspire you to get out of your own way and self-align. Self-alignment is the process of integrating whom you are at the moment with your desired state of being. 

HOW IS COACHING DIFFERENT FROM THERAPY?

The differences between coaching and therapy are:

  • Coaches focus on the future. Therapists focus on the past.

  • Coaches center their work around the belief that clients are healthy. Therapists utilize a framework that is based on pathology and illness.

  • Coaches work with the conscious mind. Therapists work with the unconscious mind.

  • Coaches’ work is often time-limited with specific desired behavioral outcomes. Therapists’ work is open-ended with “understanding” as the primary objective.

 

There are similarities between coaching and therapy as well. They are:

  • Both are concerned with making concrete changes in your emotional state and life.

  • Both work to understand the self-limiting beliefs or behavior caused by thoughts and emotions that you may or may not be aware of.

  • Both practices help you grow, change and master your emotions.