How I Coach Clients
As your coach, I will inquire, encourage, advice, challenge, make requests, and listen for your truth so that you remain aligned with who you are your goals, your values, and your vision. My focus will be completely on you and what you want in life; I stand for you first and foremost, not just your goals.
The coaching relationship is designed by both of us, and may be refined through ongoing two-way feedback. Even though I am committed to the journey, you will ultimately be responsible for actions taken (or not taken) in your life throughout the process.
I Expect Your Best We should only be working together if you are ready to do and be your best. If you are not doing your best, I will ask you to do so. If you cannot be your best at the moment, I will understand and do what I can so that you can be heard, loved, and back on your path.
I Make Specific Requests From time to time, I will make a direct request, such as "Will you accomplish X by the end of the month?” You may accept the request, counter-offer (e.g.: “I can’t do X, but I can do Y”) or decline (rare). I will always support you, whichever way you respond.
I Give Advice If I am sure of the situation, and you are open to it, I will make specific suggestions on how to handle a problem or go for an opportunity. If I am not sure, I will say so. Regardless, use the best of what I say and use your own judgment.
I Am Direct When I hear a funny tone in your voice or notice something amiss, I will ask you about it. Often, it is these small moments that offer the chance to resolve something. However, I will not confront you; I will merely invite you to take a closer look.
I Give Homework I typically ask you to determine two or three goals or actions to focus on between our calls. If I am pushing you too much, say so. If you want to be pushed harder, just ask.
I’m Here for You I want to hear it all. If you have a personal problem, are upset with something (even me or the coaching), are just starting to realize something big, or can't wait to share a breakthrough, please call or e-mail me — anytime.