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What Is Coaching? 

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Coaching is a process that helps determine:
- Where you are...
- Where you would like to be...
- How to get from here to there.

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Coaching is driven by questions that help you discover needed insights.
- You are expert on your life...
- Your coach is the expert on asking you the right questions so that you discover how to move forward. 

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Coaching is action oriented.
- You decide on the actions that will move you forward, and how you would like to be held accountable.
- Your coach provides the accountability to keep you moving forward.

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Coaching is different from Therapy or Counseling.
- Therapy says, "What is broken, and how can we fix it?" 
- Counseling says, "Tell me your problem , and I will give you advise."

There is place for both Therapy and Counseling. However, even though coaching may at times deal with the past, and may include some occasional advise, coaching is different. 

- Coaching is not primarily interested in fixing the past, but rather dealing with the present and changing the future. 
- Coaching is not about getting advise, but is more about discovering and listening to your own advise.

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What is a Coach? How will you benefit from having a Coach? 

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Why does coaching work? 

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What results can you expect from coaching? 

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What does a coaching session look like? 

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What does the coaching relationship look like?

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How do you begin?

  

What is a Coach? How will you benefit from having a Coach?

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A Coach provides the tools, assistance and feedback needed to clarify what success means to you.

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A Coach focuses on what you need today to create the life you want now and in the future, rather than focusing on how your past has affected you.

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A Coach provides the tools, structure, and support for you to live and work from that deep place of beliefs, values, and life purpose.

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A Coach guides you toward investing your time and talents into reaching your potential rather than spending yourself into burnout.

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A Coach asks you to do more and be more than you ever thought you could.

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A Coach inspires you to live the life you have longed for in your heart, and guides you to remove obstacles that would prevent that.

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A Coach serves as compass to keep you on the course you have chosen.

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A Coach is a catalyst to move you forward toward your vision and goals.

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A Coach guides you to discover your niche and reach toward your full potential.

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A Coach creates an environment of positive encouragement while at the same time holding you accountable for your chosen commitments.

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A Coach creates a place to discuss concerns and uncertainties.

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A Coach is an objective person you can count on to reflect truth in an uplifting way.

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A Coach provides a safe place to vent, and find solutions.

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A Coach insightfully leads you to those truths that will change your life.

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Why does coaching work?

Have you ever read a good book or attended a motivating seminar, and been energized to change, only to realize weeks later that you had not actually applied the truth to your life? 

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Coaching works because it moves you from simply learning truth, to applying truth in tangible ways that will change your habits and patterns to such a degree that your life is renovated.

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 Coaching works because it provides a relationship that is fully devoted to YOU, and YOUR development, providing:

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Accountability

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Encouragement

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Enlightenment

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Focus

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Energy

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Application

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Coaching works because in the midst of this hectic life, it gives you the time and space to assess, to dream, to create, to design, and to reach toward fulfillment.

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Coaching works because most people more forward more efficiently and rapidly with the help of a skilful, perceptive, and committed coach.

 The truth is, coaching simply works.

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 What results can you expect from coaching?

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Increased clarity and focus.

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A deeper sense of personal fulfillment.

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Significant development toward your potential.

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Powerful new insights.

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Forward movement toward your goals.

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Increased harmony in relationships.

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Decreased anxiety.

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Deepening peace of mind.

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Identifying and breaking limiting habits.

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Cultivating positive patterns.

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Positive personal change.

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 What does a coaching session look like?

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Coaching is usually done on the phone, but can also be done in person.

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A session would normally be between 45-60 minutes.

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The agenda is client-driven, and coach supported.

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Your coach may make available assessment tools, and systematic approaches to help you work toward your coaching goals.

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Your coach holds you accountable for agreed upon goals and actions from prior sessions.

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Your coach listens deeply to your words, thoughts, and deep heart.

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Your coach asks powerful questions to tap your personal resources.

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Your coach gives an unbiased reflection of what he sees.

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Each session yields a specific and measurable action plan.

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What does the coaching relationship look like?

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The coaching relationship is a partnership, designed with your forward progress at heart.

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The coaching alliance is custom designed to be effective for your personality, your goals, and your stage of life.

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The coaching relationship is cooperative rather than authoritative.

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The coaching relationship is mutually beneficial rather than teacher-student.

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How do you begin?

The first session is free, so that you get a feel for how coaching might work for you. Just give me a call, or send me an email, and we will put your first session on the calendar. It’s that simple.

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