Coaching, where do we begin? Testimonials
First, let me define what I do as a certified coach
Since I've been in management, staffing, and recruiting, most people would "define" me as a career coach. I consider myself a corporate coach first and a career coach second. Now, getting people to understand that not all coaches are Life Coaches, is my next hurdle!
As a career coach I help you with your career goals and whatever else may be occurring in your life at any given moment. I am what is known as an "expert generalist." No one coaching topic exists in a vacuum so many factors may come up that, on the surface, have nothing to do with your career.
You run the session. We talk about what you want to do with respect to your life and/or career. Are you laid off? Are you about to be? Are you frustrated in your current role, do you have the desire to move up but just don't know what to do to get there? That's why I'm here. To help you get where you want to be.
However, I am more than a career coach. Coaches use their life and work experiences to help relate to their clients' challenges. The iPEC certification process gives clients many tools in their coaching tool box in order to get results for their clients quickly.
Now, here is a brief description of how the process gets started:
Client fills out Client Info Sheet, Coaching Questionnaire, and reviews document about what coaching is and what it is not.
Client and coach agree on a day and time that is mutually acceptable and the client is to call the coach at a predetermined time and on the phone line that the coach provides.
Initial session (Complimentary): Typically lasts from 1-1.5 hours
During this time we determine what your goals are, what you’ve tried, what’s worked and what’s not worked. We begin to remove the “road blocks” such as items we will call GAILs.
Gremlins: What inside of you is telling you that you’re not good enough
Assumptions: We make assumptions every single day, whether we realize it or not. We will strive to live in the moment and not make assumptions based on past behavior, experiences, and interpersonal relations and interactions.
Interpretations: These are things that, as individuals we may pass judgment we create about an event, situation, person or experience and believe to be true.
Limiting Beliefs: Statements which we take at face value but have no idea, truly, if something will or will not work. Example: Just because there has never been a female president of the United States, doesn’t mean that there will never be one.Second Session (Complimentary if you purchase a 3 or 4 month package): Second sessions and any thereafter are 60 minutes each. This gives coach and client 45 minutes to go over and review the week’s activity completed by the client as documented on the weekly coach prep form and the remaining 15 minutes will be spent on planning for the activities/goals to achieve for the next week.
As coach and client move through important discoveries in the client’s sessions to formulate a plan for action. The important component here is trust as truly private topics will come up in discussion and the coach will continue to ask the client questions as the role of the coach is not to give advice but to enable the client to explore their own mind and find their own answers.
If a person is committed to changing aspects of their life, they understand that only they are responsible for their own growth. A coach helps to guide the individual and hold them accountable for completion of the steps of their own plan.
The plan “structure,” with respect to achieving a goal, starts with the “Ideal” goal to have certain actions taken over that next week (or whenever the client/coach decide to meet next). Next, what is “acceptable?” We define this as “what is minimally acceptable?” Finally, what is in the middle, what is a “realistic achievement?
Thank you to iPEC Coaching for the definition of Gremlins, Assumptions, Interpretations, and Limiting Beliefs!
Fax completed questionnaire to 1-952-658-4673 or scan and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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