Coaching

A Bit of Coaching History

 

February 1996, one of the first extensive articles about coaching appeared in Newsweek Magazine. As a result of that article, a reporter for NBC chose to do a piece on coaching for the NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. That reporter happened to be in Denver, and when the call came from him about being interviewed, I happened to be in the right place at the right time! I was at my desk and answered the phone. I was part of the segment that aired as part of the newscast. The entire segment was 1 minute, 18 seconds!

The field of coaching has grown tremendously since that time. The words coach and coaching have become very popular. If you speak to 10 different coaches you may get 10 different definitions about what a coach does or what coaching is.

My Definition of Coaching

 

I define myself as an Axiological business/life coach. You’ll want to read more about axiology. My philosophy is that there is no way to separate our personal lives from our business lives. One of my favorite phrases is “Where ever I go, there I am!”

My job as your coach is to listen, to tell the truth and to ask for your best. I see the coaching relationship as a powerful conversation, a conversation about your agenda for your life. As you are talking and I am listening, I’ll be asking you powerful questions. As your coach, I also serve in the role of consultant, friend, cheerleader and confidant. The bottom line is that I am your partner as you move forward in your life and your business. Together we build bridges to the future.

Coaching Specialty

 

My primary specialty is working with individuals who are not moving forward as a result of what might be called a log jam in their life. This is likely something that is taking energy away from what you really want to be doing. Do you have a dream for your life? What talents have you wanted to express and have not found either the vehicle or the courage to do so? Is there a chance that there might be any fear of rejection or fear of inadequacy blocking your path to fulfillment?

Refuse to allow anything to be in the way of your greater good!  Working together in a coaching partnership, we’ll soon see that much of what seem like blocks or a log jam, is really an illusion.

Secondary Coaching Specialties

 

As a result of extensive work with the exam process for ICF credentialing, I enjoy working with individuals preparing for their credentialing process. Serving as a Mentor Coach with new coaches just beginning their coach training and building a coaching practice is an additional area in which I have vast experience.

Complementary Coaching Session

 

I could go on describing what coaching is. However the very best way for you to get a sense about what you might be able to expect if I were your coach, is for us to have a coaching session and you experiencing coaching.

Coaching sessions with my clients are all conducted by telephone. It makes no difference where in the world you are. I’d love to do a sample coaching session with you. Please contact me by email and we’ll schedule a time to be together. I’m looking forward to meeting you!