What is coaching?

Coaching is a partnership (defined as an alliance, not a legal business partnership) between the Coach and the Client in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires the client to maximize personal and professional potential. It is designed to facilitate the creation/development of personal, professional, or business goals and to develop and carry out a strategy/plan for achieving those goals. (see https://coachingfederation.org)

What should I expect from a coaching session?

You should expect an engaging conversation in full support of your goals. I will help you explore your goals, obstacles, and options, and develop an action plan that feels right for you. I follow the ICF Code of Ethics and you can rest assured that everything we talk about within a session is treated as strictly private and confidential. 

What's the difference between coaching, therapy and consulting?

Coaching is positive and forward looking, and focuses on what the client is capable of when at their best, while therapy may dwell on past events and negative experiences. A coach may inquire about a client's emotions, but does not diagnose or treat psychological conditions. Coaching and therapy both emphasize client autonomy, by encouraging the client to discover their own solutions, whereas a consultant may give concrete advice and direction. A consultant will focus more on practical solutions to a problem rather than on the client as a person.

Where did you get your qualifications?

My MBA in Coaching, Mentoring and Leadership is from York St. John University in the UK. My professional coach certification and career coach certification are from the World Coach Institute.