In addition to decluttering and organizing, coaching provides a caring and supportive environment along with practical help. During the sessions, our discussions provide you with an environment for motivation and clarity, creativity and problem solving, new skills, planning, productivity and accountability and of course, results.
Convenient and Flexible Support
Coaching can be conducted in person or by telephone, e-mail, or Skype/FaceTime. The phone or Skype/FaceTime provides an efficient, convenient, inexpensive, focusing, practical and private way of working through external and internal issues.
My coaching structure includes three sessions per month which provide adequate consistency to keep the momentum and learning moving forward at a solid pace. In addition, making three sessions is pretty easily achieved in a month; the week off provides convenient flexibility.
In maintenance coaching it is not uncommon to “meet” with clients just once or twice a month which follows the three-times-a-month structure when the client begins achieving consistent success in their coaching goals. At the end of a coaching relationship, my clients move to an on-call structure.
People understand, grow and learn more when they actively participate in the coaching process. The medium of coaching (phone, email, etc.) the frequency, the goals, the topics addressed, the structure of the calls, whether to use each or any of the systems offered to assess a client’s functioning – all of this is decided in partnership with the client.
At the beginning of working together, we may choose a structure based on my experience, but this is always open to discussion. There is not one right way to do it. However, there is a great way to do it for each client – and that way varies, even over the lifetime of each coaching relationship. I have found that clients will follow one of my systems and tweek it to fit their own personality and life style.
How Does Coaching Work?
When coaching, I start by listening for (and helping to identify, if necessary) clear and motivating goals for each client. Each coaching session includes the elements of listening, review, revelation, strategy and problem solving. What strength was revealed? What internal or external obstacle is encountered? During this process, you become aware of your functioning and abilities in a way that was previously hidden from you. As we work together, you find yourself growing, changing and progressing as we build on your strengths, values and enthusiasms.
What Kinds of Results Can You Expect?
We can also focus on career goals, skill building, finances, healthy lifestyle choices, optimal functioning, education, community work, achieving balance, joy, a simpler life, finding your path or purpose, and creating a life that you want to live.