What is a life coach?

A life coach is a person whose job is to focus solely on you, the client – what you want in your life, and what will help you achieve it. The coaching relationship offers an extraordinary level of support and encouragement, unlike almost any other relationship. You, the client, determine the agenda for the relationship; the coach's job is to make sure you stay on course. Your coach will ask lots of questions, listen with everything they have, hold you accountable, cheer you on, and help you develop specific action plans to get where you want to go.

Why use a coach?

Athletes know the value of having a coach to help produce their very best performance. In the same way, a life coach can help you become the best you can be. Listen to Eric Schmidt, Google Executive Chairman on this subject.

Through our coaching relationship, you may discover new perspectives and directions, new hope and new energy. You emerge from our time together refocused and ready to live your life with greater enjoyment, and in a way that's more aligned with your values.

What do my clients say? You can read their comments in the Testimonials section.

Is coaching the same as counseling?

No. Counseling, with a trained psychologist or psychiatrist, very often deals with issues from your past, or early life that are affecting attitudes and behavior today, and that you wish to change. Coaching is concerned with where you are now, and your desire to move forward from this point, to achieve a goal that you set for yourself, develop a new skill, or reduce the stress in your life, for example.

How do I know if you're the right coach for me?

I believe you'll find me to be a thoughtful, compassionate coach, a good listener who's able to get quickly to the "bottom line" and help you see what you need to do, in a kind and gentle way. To help you decide, you may wish to read more about my background in the My Journey section, and see my qualifications in the Resume section. If you have other questions, don't hesitate to contact me.


Real Life Stories:

The executive director of a non-profit: On the job for less than a year, the executive director had engineered a remarkable turnaround, raising more money than expected, recruiting an excellent staff, and several new board members. However, she was operating in continuous crisis mode, and morale was suffering. I suggested a "360 review", requesting confidential input from both staff and board members regarding her performance. I then presented a summary of their comments to the client. Slowly but surely we introduced new behaviors that revived the organization's confidence in their leader.

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