Frequently Asked Questions About Career Coaching
People hire coaches because they want a partner to help them perform and be their absolute best. Specifically, they might hire a coach because they:
- Want more out of life
- Are transitioning to a different career
- Are tired of struggling to achieve success and are looking for an easier way
- Want to learn and grow
- Don’t feel they are reaching their full potential
- Want to change or improve in some way
- Are undergoing a personal or professional transition
- Want to clarify or re-connect with their vision
- Want help in defining goals that fit their values, their needs and their wants
- Want help in developing strategies or plans
- Want someone who will tell them the truth about their situation with honest, objective feedback
- Want someone who will hold them accountable
- Want someone to teach them practical and effective tools and techniques.
Anyone who feels they are not reaching their full potential in their career or personal life. Consider hiring a coach if you are “coachable.” That means you should be —
- To accept responsibility for your life and the decisions you make
- And able to invest time in yourself
- To communicate honestly
- To try new approaches
- And able to do the work required
- To receiving feedback and assistance
- To working through the truth
- To new ideas and ways of thinking
The conversation can happen either in-person or over the phone, but it is likely that at least one meeting will be face-to-face. Typically, I start with the Career Planning Report, which is a combination DISC personality assessment (that examines behavioral styles and preferences) and career profile.
My approach is to begin each meeting by discussing all the activity and accomplishments since the last conversation. Simple as it sounds, this is a very powerful way to start a meeting because in the fast-paced—and often negative—world we live in, we don’t usually take time to reflect and focus on what we have accomplished; we are already on to the next opportunity or challenge.
Then, the meeting focuses on the challenges and opportunities today and issues you need coaching on; this discussion takes up most of our time together.
Finally, the meeting wraps up by summarizing key points and confirming the commitments that you will have achieved by the next meeting. I’ll review and analyze all this information with you while staying focused on the big picture.
I work with a coach, too to constantly challenge myself in new areas, and continues to learn and improve. My goals are ones you might find practical, too, like:
- Making things work better in business
- Tackling obstacles
- Ultimately becoming more focused as help coach individuals and organizations.
Depending on the program selected, it could take a matter of weeks to up to a year. Remember, changing your life can take time.
Ask if your company will pay any or all of my service fee. I do not bill insurance companies directly. I will give you a receipt and let you get reimbursement from your personal insurance company or organization.
Contact me for any questions. I’m always happy to answer!