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.

Other Definitions:  These are from two of the professional organization with whom I align my work: 

  • The International Coaching Federation’s definition of professional coaching: Coaching is a partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.
  •  School of Coaching Mastery (SCM) definition of coaching: Coaching is a customized conversation that empowers the client to get what s/he wants by thinking and acting more resourcefully.

Why Should I Try Life Coaching?

My selfish answer: Because I want to meet you and learn all about you!

My other answer: Because a coach will listen to you in a way you’ve only rarely been heard. What a coach reflects back to you can in itself be a powerful experience.

But, don’t just listen to me. Here is what some others say:

I love how this coach, Andrea Owen, outlines why you might want a coach

For a business perspective, check out Forbes’ reasons for hiring a coach: hire-a- life-coach/#786e4e142ef9

If you’re more of a lifehack reader check out these reasons: that-you- really-need- life-coach

For some people I know, The Huffington Post is a good authority. This is a thoughtful take on a corollary to having a coach “The quality of your life is a function of the quality of questions you ask yourself.”

And the ever popular question: how is coaching different from therapy?  I found an expert answer:






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