What Is Coaching?


Today, people are learning that it just makes good sense to have a coach…a partner who is a good listener, non-judgmental, and capable of innovative and intuitive thinking to help them make their lives more manageable and enjoyable.

By listening to you and asking empowering questions, we help you become the best you. We can help you discover your true goals and then help you reach them through accountability. Ever notice how you let things slide when those things are "just" your own personal goals. Isn't it funny how we often get more done when we know someone expects us to complete a task? It's wonderful when someone counts on you to follow through on something that you want to do for yourself.

The International Coach Federation defines coaching as "partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential." The ICF accredited Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) summarizes its Core Energy Coaching process as one that "helps people tap into their inner purpose and passion and connect that with outer goals and task to bring about extraordinary and sustainable results."

Discover that your path IS in sight and there is insight on your path!

We give you the tools, support, and structured accountability to accomplish more. Together, as partners for your success we:

  • Create awareness
  • Help you discover for yourself new thoughts and beliefs that will strengthen your ability to take action to achieve what is important to you
  • Design action plans
  • Manage progress and accountability

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How does coaching work?

By listening to you and asking empowering questions, we help you become the best you. We can help you set better goals and then help you reach those goals. We ask you to do more than you would ask yourself on your own and we help you produce results more quickly by helping you focus better.

Throughout the process we adhere to the ICF Code of Ethics that honors you, our client as the expert in your life and work and believe that every client is creative, resourceful, and whole.

How is Coaching Different?

Coaches are different than consultants, mentors, therapists, sports coaches and even your very best friend.

Consultants have an agenda and possible answers from their expertise in their unique fields. Coaches have no agenda except to help you get the results you want. Though we may have specializations our true expertise is in the coaching process.

Mentors have a great deal to offer from their personal and professional experience. Coaches do not use personal experiences as a model for success for you. You are the expert on your life and your coach is the expert on the coaching process.

Therapists help people overcome problems, issues and sometimes manage mental illness to help their clients become functional. Coaches work with functional people to help them reach their optimal best. The focus is to take you from where you are to where you want to be.

Sports coaching has many similarities to professional coaching. Both strive to bring out the best in you. Where they differ is in the goal. Professional coaching is not based on competition and helps you think and create win-win scenarios for everyone concerned.

Great friendships are extremely valuable to a full and happy life. Friends usually have their own agendas and with the best of intentions will simply tell you what you should do. Coaching is a collaborative effort based solely on what you want and think you should do. Professional coaches are objective and non-judgmental.