Q: How do I know if coaching is right for me?
A: This is a great question that we get from a lot of people. Coaching is for anyone who is looking for more in a specific aspect of their life. Working with a coach can be a very rewarding and highly effective option if you are looking to take steps forward in your life or career.
Q: What are some of the benefits of working with a career coach?
A: When you work with a coach there is a strong partnership that develops. Client's goals are always top priority. With the focus on the client’s agenda, a coach will help steer the client toward his or her desired outcome. Coaches keep the client focused and accountable as well as listen objectively. People that work with a coach often find that they gain a new sense of clarity, motivation, and independence.
Q: What if I don't feel I can afford a coach right now?
A: With the economy the way it is many people worry that now is not the time to hire a coach. However, times like these are often when working with a coach can be the most effective. By hiring a coach, you are in essence investing in yourself and the returns can be both financially and emotionally rewarding.
Q: What is the difference between coaching and therapy?
A: Coaching does not focus on "why," but "what now?" Coaches help clients find solutions for the future, not analyze the past. At times it may be necessary to acknowledge previous behavior, but it is usually motivated by the search for a positive, more effective lifestyle. Most importantly, coaches do not treat clinical disorders such as anxiety, depression, addiction, or phobias.