Personal and Family Life Coaching
Coaching is an ongoing relationship designed to focus individuals and/or
families on taking action toward the realization of their goals, visions
or desires. A process of inquiry and discovery is used to strengthen awareness
and personal/family responsibility, and clients are provided with appropriate
structure, feedback and support. Coaching is extremely useful in reaching
family, personal and/or professional goals which might otherwise go unmet,
vision which might otherwise go unrealized.
Coaching differs from psychotherapy: it is about vision and the future
- the paradigm of possibility. Clients and I are able to be extremely
purposeful and direct in co-creating ideas and recommendations all stemming
from abiding individual or family strengths. The process is concentrated
and efficient. Feedback is given very directly and honestly with a clear
eye toward meeting the goals developed by the client or family during
this fluid process. Individual clients or family members can expect to
feel empowered and supported with sensible, challenging structure and
support in light of goals developed together. The emphasis is on sustainable,
measurable, practical change, both short and long-term, and people need
to understand that they will be supported and held accountable to those
innovations to which they commit. The goal is always to engender individual/family
self-reliance and a true change in a client’s consciousness or family
culture where desired.
Individual Coaching - An opportunity to create a vision
for self and design plans to reach that vision, feeling supported and
sustained by realistic, powerful and compassionate support.
Family Coaching - A vital strengthening of family goals
wherein each member and the family as a whole are able to develop powerful,
lasting commitments to change as it bears upon the realization of a family
vision or mission.
Teen Coaching - A young person receiving warm, consistent
support in creating a plan for discovering his or her passions, talents
and strengths and in designing a personal path to actualize that plan.
Business Coaching - Individuals and/or team members working
towards the development and realization of exciting, meaningful energizing
goals, enjoying innovative, motivating passionate support and feedback.
Coaching services are usually provided on an hourly basis, though changes
in that model where appropriate are often useful. Payment is expected
at the completion of the session, though arrangements can be made both
for pre-payment in the case of extensive coaching contracts or for sliding
fee scale models in extenuating circumstances. At the conclusion of the
initial meeting, a working contract is signed which includes a beginning
description of the issues to be addressed and tentative plans for doing
so. It should also be noted that highly effective coaching can take place
in person and/or on the telephone, so that distance is not an impediment
to the process