Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Coaching?

My personal definition of coaching:  A collaboration with the client to generate a conversation that creates a context for creativity and insight, which empowers and enables the client to become who and what they want to be in the world.

The International Coaching Federation’s definition: Coaching is a partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

Why would someone want to work with a coach?

  • To grow into the influential and impactful leader you are meant to be.
  • To align your values, and actions with your goals and purpose.
  • To develop powerful communication tools for work and at home.
  • To develop a roadmap from where you are to becoming your best self
  • To strategize moving through fears, challenges and obstacles you face
  • To grow the courage you need to step out of your comfort zone and have the life you want
  • To find peace within yourself.
  • To feel empowered and speak with your authentic voice
  • To conquer imposter syndrome
  • To quiet the inner critic
  • To get unstuck
  • To sort through challenging emotions
  • To get motivated and inspired

How does 1:1 coaching work?

We meet over the phone or video chat for 30-60 minutes for a number of session over a period of time depending on which package your prefer (click here for package choices.) While every session with every client is different and customized for the client’s needs at that moment, they all have certain patterns to them.

In the beginning of the session, you set the agenda and we talk about what matters most to you, your goals for the session and how they fit with your long term goals.

The bulk of the session we spend clarifying your vision for what you want and getting very specific with what that means to you. Using questions, mindfulness, and Positive Psychology tools that I introduce and you approve, we tap into your own resourcefulness and inner wisdom.

As you have new insights and ideas about what you want to do next and how, we move into the last part of the session where you plan as specifically as possible what you are going to do after the call to follow through on the ideas and insights that you generated in our conversation together.

How does group coaching work?

In addition to 1:1 coaching, I also offer group coaching that happens once a week for 60 minutes over a conference line or Zoom. Groups are developed around common objectives so that one participant’s goal is relevant to the others as well. Each client brings an objective for the meeting and through facilitated conversation that includes all the participants, the client gains clarity and new insights of how to meet her goal.

How do you know what you are doing?

I’ve been on a leadership journey my entire life and am aware of each of the steps I took to be able to fully embody my values as a leader. That awareness is the real secret sauce to how I can help others take their own journeys. I know the important steps along the path even though it is different for everyone. Clients benefit from the communication, presence and leadership I developed from theater, education and continuing research on topics of the topics of leadership, emotional intelligence and human behavior. Additionally, I am a Certified Positive Psychology Coach which means that I have experience and expertise working with scientifically proven principles and tools that can create change in your life.

Who are your clients?

I work with leaders who want to master having difficult conversations so that they can step up their leadership, presence and communication. Strong communication leads to stronger relationships which produces success for businesses and for families. I love working with family businesses to have conversations that can produce stronger collaborations.

What makes you different from other leadership coaches?

Through my education, theatrical, and leadership background, I have developed a strong expertise in communicating with others in a powerful voice that impacts and influences others in a positive way. I can help you become a strong leader who produces amazing results without ever having to treat someone without confrontation, without negative energy, and in a way that continually inspires and motivates the people you serve to show up at their best.

What type of personality do you work best with and what is expected of me?

I work well with ambitious executives, business owners and managers who value relationships as a means towards success. Usually, my clients are leaders who want to show up genuine, authentic and want to align their goals and values with their actions and voice in the world. Leaders who value authenticity, integrity and care about the people that they lead will work well with me.

What results can I expect?

When you know that you can handle any situation that arises, any conflict, any challenge with grace and ease, you develop a quiet yet powerful kind of confidence that commands the respect of others. You will see yourself more willing to take risks, your influence grow as you step into your voice, and your power. You will confident that you can get people to do what you need them to do because you have the tools to communicate in a way that taps into their own self motivation.

That sounds transformative! How do I get started?

Use get in touch to set up a time for a complimentary exploratory coaching session. You will get a feel for how coaching would work for you what a coaching relationship would look like for us to work together.

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