What should I expect from a coaching session?

You should expect a thought-provoking, supportive, and energizing exchange between the two of us.  I will respectfully listen to you, ask you gentle but probing questions, and use all the skills in my kit bag to help you open up the doorways you identify as the ones you need to walk through in order to live the life you want to live. 

Is coaching the same as therapy?

 No, it's not.  But that doesn't mean it can't be healing as the process unfolds.  Therapy tends to focus on problems that have left wounds you need to examine, heal, and move beyond.  Leadership coaching moves your life forward based on foundational strengths you already possess, and identifies areas of your life you want to change now.  It gives you greater agency in shaping your future.  

What kinds of topics do people get coaching for?

Leadership coaching is relevant to any topic, small or large, that moves you towards your the life you desire.  Examples include pursuing your passion through creating your own business, increasing your emotional intelligence, becoming a more resilient person, communicating more effectively, deepening the spiritual side of your life, becoming must-culturally skillful, navigating treacherous work environments, and much more.   

 How are coaching programs put together?

Once we identify where to focus the coaching world, we decide which of the coaching frameworks under the Coaching Programs Tab is best suited to your topic.  Then we work together to map the territory, identify developmental markers, and how best to pace the work to get the outcomes you want.  I will often put together developmental objectives and practices based on your coaching topic.  

How much will coaching require me to change my life?

Depending on on what you want to accomplish and the risks you are willing to take, leadership coaching can be a profound catalyst for change.  I do my best to ensure we move at a pace that challenges you without being overwhelming, supports you without avoiding the hard bits, and furthers your progress through utilizing abilities and wisdom you already possess.

What if I’m uncertain about how to begin?

I'm happy to meet with you for a complimentary 30 minute interview, either in person or via phone/Skype, to answer your concerns and determine if coaching makes sense for you.  For some people, it doesn’t - and if that’s the case, it’s best to wait.  But most people seeking coaching do so because they feel an urge within themselves to take the next step, and a good coach can be just the ticket to help you move forward.

What sort of results should I expect from coaching?

The most successful coaching takes place when motivated clients hook up with a coach they trust and devote themselves to the work.  I love what I do, and will give myself to the process fully.  When you do the same, you should expect powerful, life-changing results.