Frequently Asked Questions
Why work with a coach?
You have a decision to make. There’s something important at stake, but you’re stuck or unclear how to assess the options and move forward. There may be a gap in your knowledge, skills, confidence or resources.
You’re moving in the direction of your goals but you feel that progress is slow or inconsistent, and you want to speed up the results.
You've lost your focus and need to make some changes, but you feel trapped. You’re unsure where to start, and you have a lot invested in maintaining the status quo.
We provide a safe and confidential environment to help you explore options and opportunities, practice new skills, and prioritize competing commitments.
We act as a sounding board to support new thinking and thoughtful decision-making in support of your goals.
We ask a lot of questions and encourage introspection to help you engage your own resourcefulness.
We partner with you to create stretch goals and explore what-if scenarios. We brainstorm ideas, offer feedback, and identify and challenge blind spots to reveal new perspectives about old problems.
We provide structure and accountability to help you achieve the goals you have set for yourself.
- Increased clarity and fresh perspectives on both challenges and opportunities
- Better thinking and decision-making skills
- Improved interpersonal effectiveness
- Greater confidence in following through on decisions
The process begins with a “discovery” meeting - in person or over the phone - to get briefly acquainted, explore your objectives, and determine if there’s a “fit”. If we both agree to move forward, a letter of agreement is prepared that defines the terms, fees and other details of the working relationship.
Clients who answers "yes" to this question want to become more effective and competent decision-makers. They consider themselves to be:
- Naturally creative and resourceful
- Open to new possibilities and prepared to commit time and energy to the process
- Willing to look objectively at their choices and behaviours and think beyond their own assumptions, preferences and mind-sets