Individual Coaching

What Can Personal Life Coaching Do for Me?

hire a personal coachAre you feeling that you should be doing better at:

  • Experiencing every day as effortless, flowing and fulfilling
  • Communicating clearly and confidently
  • Feeling incredibly well physically, emotionally, and spiritually but…
    enhancing your quality of life.
  • Improving the quality of all of your relationships.

You have heard:
You can always better your best. You don’t know what you can do unless you commit to doing it. Nothing will come of nothing.

If you don’t go out on a limb, you are never going to get the fruit. There is no failure except in not taking action.

When You Work With A Coach You Will

  • Take more, smarter and better actions because you set the vision
  • Make Clearer decisions that support your vision
  • Create a balanced life that is designed by you.
  • Make and keep more money – attaining personal financial wellness
  • Create extra in every area of your life so there is more for you to enjoy
  • Have more sustainable energy to really enjoy a fulfilling life

Coming from a healthier place
Step One: Where Desire Meets the Road The Journey Begins Here….
Imagine your house without a strong foundation. How long will the house last without structurally supporting it? The holes, cracks and crumbling of the physical appearance will take much more to sustain without proper attention. Now imagine your life having been built without a strong personal foundation. It takes a lot more energy to keep the holes filled than if you were to completely restructure the foundation, once and for all! Personal foundation strengthens the physical structure of your life. It is not easy, but it is definitely rewarding!

What You Will Focus On

  • Understanding the past
  • Restoring integrity
  • Getting all of your needs met
  • Extending your boundaries
  • Raising your personal standards
  • Eliminating what you are tolerating
  • Resolving key family relationships
  • Developing a supportive community
  • Reorienting around your true values

Contact us now to get started on improving the quality of your life!

Why Hire an ICF Credentialed Coach? (click to show the answer, click again to hide)

Certification from the International Coach Federation (ICF) is extremely important when considering hiring a coach. Credentialing from the ICF is rigorous and stipulates that the coach:

  • Has received professional training from a program specifically designed to teach coaching skills in alignment with the ICF Competencies
  • Has demonstrated a proficient understanding and use of the coaching competencies as outlined by the ICF
  • Is accountable to the ethics and standards set forth by the ICF

The ICF is a consortium of professional coaches and organizations that have joined under it’s auspices to shape and govern the profession of coaching. Many who call themselves coaches have not been formally trained in specific coaching skills that distinguish it from other professions and are transferring non coaching skill sets from other professions into their coaching. Often this results in an inadequate or ineffective coaching experience for clients.
In addition to the ‘practice hours’, certification includes written and oral exams and the agreement to adhere to the Code of Ethics established by the ICF.
Don’t be deceived to think any coach is a competent coach because they have other professional credentials or have established high fees.


 

“To accomplish great things, you must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost. Put foundations under your dreams. Yes, you can believe in magic!”

What is Career and Life Coaching?

”Career and Life Coaching is a professional partnership between a qualified coach and an individual that supports the achievement of extraordinary results, based on goals set by the individual”International Coach Federation

Career and Life Coaching addresses issues including career direction, passion, talent, credibility, resume and interviewing, motivation, networking, focus, planning, leveraging your leadership potential, time management, financial concerns, dealing with difficult personalities and finding a healthy work/life balance.

Our Career Coaching Path Exploration goes with Need, Intent and Commitment.

NeedLet’s explore discovering the Need. Is it…

  • To organize and clarify your career plans?
  • To improve your working relationships up, down and across your organization?
  • To become a better manager and leader?
  • To understand the ins and outs of effective networking?
  • To effectively communicate exactly what you mean when it matters most?
  • To make good things happen sooner for yourself?

Having conversations about “not being where I want to be.” Could be that you are not working actively toward moving your career forward. Getting yourself a coach is a great way to stop NOT focusing on your priorities.

Know this: there is no neutral position. What that means is that if you’re not actively working to move your career forward, then you are, by definition, allowing your career to move backwards because there’s always someone younger, smarter, and less expensive than you are coming up from the ranks. And, to state the obvious, allowing that gap to narrow is NOT a recipe for success.

So what ARE you doing with respect to your career? Are you occasionally checking Monster.com and thinking that’s enough?

Are you allowing your friends and colleagues to coach you into complacency? There’s far more to an assertive career-development plan than that. So what part of that plan AREN’T you working on? What elements of your plan are you ignoring or procrastinating about? And even more importantly, how much longer are you going to kid yourself about how things will get better if you just act like nothing’s wrong?

By Job Changing or just exploring the market, a Coach can Help with:-

  • developing your career strategy
  • networking
  • your resume or cover letters.
  • preparing for interviews
  • negotiating offers
  • just plain figuring out what it is you want to do
  • or preparing an exit strategy

You may be working on improving your next review or getting into position for the next promotion.

  • you wish to get along better with your boss and/or co-workers
  • you wish to apply for another job within your current company.
  • you wish to improve your leadership and communications skills.
  • you wish to get a raise or promotion.
  • you wish to avoid another mediocre performance review
  • you wish to make the most of your first 100 days in a new position?

A powerful tool is Career Coaching. It will help you attain your career goals, whether you wish to change a job or career — or to grow and develop in your present job or career.

Career Coaching will:

Explore your interests and values: the keys to your career success and fulfillment.

Evaluate your present set of strengths and skills, as well as potential ways to develop new strengths and skills.

Through the use of assessments, you will gain insight into your natural and adapted behavior in the workplace as well as your natural style of communication.
These insights can be used and leveraged in terms of your career choice and direction.

When you make career choices that are aligned with your values and your natural behavioral strengths, you will achieve greater career satisfaction in the long run.

Your Career Coach will guide and assist you in crafting a career plan of action. You then work with your coach to implement your plan and transition to a new job or career. Your coach helps you plan your course of action, stay on track, overcome barriers, and celebrate your success. Coaching helps smooth your transition and then maximize your effectiveness in the new work environment.

“It’s never too late to be who you might have been.” – George Eliot (1819-1880), Writer

What is so special about career coaching?
“Career Coaching accelerates the individual’s (or team’s) progress by providing greater focus and awareness of possibilities leading to more effective choices.” - from the International Coach Federation web site.

Here are examples of what people say when they are ready for career coaching. Which of these sentiments sound familiar to you?

  • “I’d really like to get out of this RUT and wake up excited for work every day .”
  • “There has got to be a better way to leverage my talent and time – if I only knew what it was and how to get in with the right people…”
  • “What do I want to be when I grow up.” … or more accurately..
  • “What do I want to do NEXT now that I AM grown up!”
  • “I need a process for making the right contacts and rebuilding (building) a professional network.”
  • “There are some redeeming qualities about my career but I’ve got to have a better plan for what’s next.”
  • “It’s time for me to earn what I am truly worth.”
  • “I really can’t retire until I have a plan to do something meaningful with my time.”

Intent
With what you learn and are coached in you will:

  • Create a life vision and the skills to make it come true.
  • Remove the entrapment that is limiting your success.
  • Get moving to take the smart actions that are in alignment with your vision.
  • Get moving to take the smart actions that are in alignment with your vision.
  • Set realistic goals and prioritize your life around what is really important, for you.
  • Make yourself irresistibly attractive.
  • Refine the tools that you need to be successful.
  • Start living your life with the focus.
  • You will not have hazy goals that produce hazy results. You want to clearly define your goals. Write them down, make a plan for achieving them, set a deadline, visualize the results and go after them. You do not want to look back unless you want to go that way!

Commitment
Career Coaching and your Career Coach will support you in:

  • Creating a life vision and the skills to make it come true, Now.
  • Remove the entrapment that is limiting your success.
  • Get moving to take the smart actions that are in alignment with your vision.
  • Set realistic goals and prioritize your life around what is really important, for you.
  • Make yourself irresistibly attractive.
  • Refine the tools that you need to be successful.
  • Start living your life with the focus.

Your Career Coach will be there as you:

  • Start making the decisions to get you where you want to go.
  • Refine you personal foundation to fully support your life.
  • Move up the career ladder.
  • Recognize and take advantage of opportunities as they emerge.
  • Move quicker and farther than you can on your own.
  • Implement a plan of action and effectively deal with the changes that may occur.
  • Maintain a healthy balance between your personal and professional life.
  • Position yourself to make and keep more money.

Successfully manage your career and hone your skills to:

  • Become more flexible and resilient.
  • Be 100% committed to the work you do.
  • Work smarter.
  • Embrace the unknown and thrive anyway.
  • Assume more personal responsibility.
  • Learn, learn, and learn more about your profession.
  • Demonstrate measurable results.
  • Add meaningful value to your unique journey.
  • Practice kindness and generosity.
  • Manage your own personal wellness.
  • Be the Maytag Repair Man. Fix it permanently.
  • Take personal responsibility for your career.

Contact us now to get started on successfully managing your career today!