FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS COACHING?
The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole. Standing on this foundation, the coach's responsibility is to:
Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve
Encourage client self-discovery
Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
Hold the client responsible and accountable
This process helps clients dramatically improve their outlook on work and life, while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential.
ISN'T COACHING A LOT LIKE THERAPY?
While coaching is NOT therapy, it CAN be therapeutic. A therapist is a subject matter expert trained to diagnose certain disorders and/or mental health issues, sometimes caused by a traumatic event in the past. Coaching on the other hand, assumes the client is the subject matter expert in their life. They enter into a partnership with the coach to co-design structures that will assist them in reaching their goals.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN COACHING?
I have been coaching since 2014. To date, I have worked with scores of clients and close to 1000 hours.
ARE YOU CERTIFIED AND DO YOU BELIEVE CERTIFICATION IS NECESSARY?
Yes. I am a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). My coaching credential is recognized by the ICF. I believe coach certification (from a widely-recognized certifying body), demonstrates the coach's commitment to their profession and shows they have taken the time and dedication to further their education in the area of coaching.