“Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.”
~ Charles Schulz
The International Federation of Coaching defines professional coaching as “an ongoing professional relationship that helps people produce extraordinary results in their lives, careers, businesses or organizations. Through the process of coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance and enhance their quality of life.”
I inspire people to reach their personal best by assisting them in gaining clarity about their goals, dreams and passions, and helping them work through barriers, face their fears and develop a plan to meet their goals. The coaching relationship is one that elicits solutions and strategies from the client, who is creative, resourceful and whole and the expert on their life. I encourage client self-discovery and hold the client responsible and accountable to their dreams. I encourage individuals to be their best and live in their purpose.
Olympic athletes do not hire coaches because they are bad athletes. They hire coaches because they want to push themselves to be the best they can be and reach farther than they have reached before. People do not hire life coaches because they are “bad” at living and managing their lives. They hire a life coach because they want more satisfaction out of life and they want to live by design, not default.
Coaching can assist people in dealing with transitions, such as marriage, divorce, parenthood, launching children, career changes, and retirement. It can focus on relationships with family and friends, significant other, and children. It can focus on other areas such as finances, spirituality, health, career, physical environment, fun and recreation, or any area of life where one wants to experience a higher level of satisfaction.