What is coaching?

Formal definition “Coaching is a method of directing, guiding and supporting a person or group of people, with the aim to achieve or develop specific skills”. While coaching is relationship based, it’s neither therapy nor counseling.

Informal definition – It is an art and science, a specific way to help people discover what would most fulfill them and help them construct the path to get there.

What do career Coaches do?

  • Distinguish you from any other, and themselves from counselors or consultants
  • Connect with you to build and your deeper level of motivation
  • Build capacity, esteem and increased sense of value to get real time outcomes
  • Listen intentionally, provide feedback
  • Ask powerful questions:
    • What’s working well in your job search process?
    • What do you like about working?
    • What are your goals in life?
    • How do you prepare to fulfill them?
    • What are your insecurities?
    • What steps are you taking now, and what do you find challenging?

What else does a coach do?

  • We help you see things differently, “the bigger picture”.
  • We assist you with removing the roadblocks to career progress.
  • Improve your ability to market yourself and identify options
  • Increase potential growth and future earning power
  • Help you create new habits, ways of thinking, and uncover hidden talent and inner gifts.

Can a coach help me find a job?

Yes, after you have participated in coaching and your goals, and skills, interest and experience have been discussed in a coach setting.

If I decide I no longer want to be coach, can I be reimbursed?

Yes, if you pay for a package of coaching in advance of the service. Otherwise, you only pay for what service is received.

What is coaching not?

  • It not a correction of behavior or actions
  • It is not having all the answers
  • It is not therapy or a psychological process

Why does coaching work?

  • Research indicates that having a professional career coach can increase the impact to accomplish your desired goals 2-7 times faster.