My Coaching Style
What I Do
My goal is to help clients achieve emotional and professional satisfaction by leading them to a healthy integration of lifestyle, values, and career.
I specialize in working with professionals and small business owners who are trying to grow their enterprise while at the same time maintain a sense of balance between their personal and professional lives.
How I Do What I Do
There are many schools of coaching, and every professional coach has his or her own individual style of working with clients. Here is an overview of mine:
I Am Direct
Speaking in euphemisms and beating around the bush are usually a big waste of time. I value my clients' efforts, and they value my honesty. So I have found that being straight with clients helps us accomplish the most in the least amount of time.
If I am sure of a situation, and you're open to it, I will make specific suggestions about how to handle a problem or reach for an opportunity. If I am not sure, I will tell you so. Clients appreciate my values of honesty and sense of purpose. I may challenge and encourage you — but I will never insult you or put you down.
I Don't Overstep
If I hear a funny tone in your voice or notice something amiss, I will ask you about it. Often, it is these small moments that offer the chance to resolve an important issue or make a big breakthrough. However, I don't confront you or push you to move forward. I respect the pace you want to take to arrive at your destination.
I Give Lots of Homework
Not everything is going to be accomplished in my office or over the phone. I usually ask that the client come up with two or three goals or take two or three actions in between sessions. If this is too much, say so. If you want more, just ask.
I Make Myself Available
I want to hear it all! If you:
- have a personal problem
- find yourself upset with something (even me or the coaching)
- have begun to realize something important
- can't wait to share a breakthrough