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Common Questions

What is a Professional Coach?

A Professional Coach is not a therapist.  A Professional Coach is a lifestyle behavioral change specialist who can help you identify and uncover what keeps you from reaching your fullest potential. It is a one-on-one relationship that provides a supportive and non-judgmental space to help you create what you want for yourself. You can find a Professional Coach to help you strategize and acquire the tools you need to achieve your goals. It consists of steps to help you identify and reframe your thoughts and attitudes. It can also help you break negative habits, acquire new methods of identification, and take action to achieve your maximum potential!

What does a Professional Coach Offer?

     *  Focuses on the who (you) not the what

     *  Focuses on the whole person  

     *  Helps you identify and remove obstacles

     *  Provides resources and applies skills and strategies         
 
     *  Helps you follow through on resources              

     *  With you, creates agreement and applies strategies 
         to hold you accountable
 
  • Supports your well-being so you can learn, solve problems more effectively, and enhance your own efforts
  • Promotes personal and professional development and growth, while recognizing emotional aspects of habit and change
                                                                                                                                                
What types of people have Professional Coaches?

People from all walks of life work with professional coaches to help attain their goals and increase their self-awareness. Professional coaches also specialize in particular areas of personal and professional development.  Professional coaches work with people in all areas of their life including relationships, career, finance, health and more.  A professional coach is not limited to any type of person, but is best for those who want to take initiative in their own life. People who hire a professional coach are committed to achieving a more fulfilled life, and are willing to do the work needed to get there.

How will Professional Coaching help?

The results will vary depending on what brings you to a professional coach.  If you hire a professional coach to help your professional development, Executive Coaching can help increase yoru effectiveness and productivity in your  current job. The aim is to feel more gratified, gain better focus on managing your work, and market yourself more effectively.  If your reasons are personal, you can find a Life Coach to help you improve your relationships, resolve ongoing negative behaviors, improve your overall health and wellness, and attain self-actualization. Withprofessional coaching you can live a more balanced and enhanced personal or professional life, and make your dreams come true!

What happens in a Professional Coaching Session?

Each session is tailored to the client and will vary based on individual needs.  In the beginning, we will discuss what you are committed to accomplishing through our work together and we will begin to create a plan to achieve your goals. Periodically, I will give you assignments to help direct your progress.  We will work together to acknowledge obstacles, explore alternate perspectives and celebrate successes.  With the conclusion of each session, we will revisit your goals and evaluate the next steps that are needed to achieve these results.

Do I really need a Professional Coach?  Can't I just do it by myself?

Professional coaching can take you above and beyond your own personal limitations.  More often than not, people try to achieve their greatest potential, but don’t often realize what stands in their way.  A professional coach can create the context for you to safely explore your strengths and personal obstacles.  A professional coach can also provide an unbiased and objective perspective, and can help you assess your patterns and habits.  Most people experience that they are more efficient when working with a professional coach.  This provides the opportunity for them to better realize their potential. professional coaching can support you in attaining your goals and give you support and encouragement along the way.

How is Professional Coaching different from Therapy?

While the profesional coaching I provide can be therapeutic, it is not therapy.  Professional coaching is not designed to address psychological issues and is distinct from traditional therapy or counseling. While emotional issues may arise, the primary focus of professional coaching is to help you:
  • Increase your awareness of your strengths and personal obstacles
  • identify goals
  • Develop constructive strategies, habits and skills to achieve those goals
  • Create a plan to sustain change and momentum
The focus of professional coaching is to illuminate what you want now and in the future. Little emphasis placed on the past with professional coaching. 

What is your cancellation policy?

I require a 24 hour notice to cancel all sessions. Please be sure to contact me if you will not be able to make your scheduled appointment to avoid being charged for the session.

How long do people generally work with a Professional Coach?

To experience the effectiveness of a professional coaching program, I recommend clients make an initial three-month or 12-session commitment. At the end of the three months, we will evaluate progress and discuss options for continued coaching.

Is professional coaching confidential?

What we discuss will be held in strictest confidence and not shared with others. However, our discussions are not privileged for legal purposes. The privilege of confidentiality that exists for the clergy, therapists and attorneys is not granted to coaching professionals. That said, professional coaching is a confidential process, and your personal information will always be protected.

To view the International Coach Federation (ICF) professional and ethical guidelines under which Re-Envision Coaching operates, see:  http://www.coachfederation.org/