Coaching doesn't change you; it allows you to BE you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why should I work with a Coach? A: Have you ever seen a boxing match? At the end of each round, when the boxer retreats to their corner, there is always someone there to greet them. Someone to take care of them between rounds, pump them up and keep their energy and focus on the task at hand.
Every single boxer all had a Coach.
We all need someone in our corner, don't we? Someone to encourage us and tell us to "get back out there" when a round doesn't go as planned. And sure, many of us are blessed with friends and family who are there for us but they have their own lives, right? And the last thing any of us want to do is feel like a burden.
So who does that leave us with? If we want to spare our friends and family the messiness of our emotions - who is there to greet us when we retreat to our corner between rounds?
Having someone who can see your pure potential and can guide you on that path is invaluable. And let's be honest: how many of us actually have someone in our lives whose sole mission is to encourage us and push us towards a greater path. Do you have this person in your life?
For a long time I didn't so I know from experience how lonely that can feel. How dark. Even with good friends around me and a supportive family I still felt very much alone and, if I'm being totally honest, this created a void in my life that I didn't even know existed until it was gone.
And then I found my Coach and I am ever grateful to her and her guidance. Having her in my life allows me to show up and be more present for my own clients who can then show up and be more present for their friends and families. And that's a beautiful thing.
Q: How is this different from traditional talk therapy?
A: Unlike traditional cognitive behavioural therapy, which focuses on the Why of your problem, my coaching programs focus on How you are creating the problem so we can release you from it. Because of the depth of the tools that I use, results can often be achieved in as little as 3-6 months, depending on the complexity of the original problem.
Traditional therapy is wonderful and helps a lot of people. And it has some limitations. While it can stop you from driving off the proverbial cliff of life, it doesn't necessarily teach you how to turn around and drive away. Which means the best you can hope for is a life looking out over the cliff you once wanted to drive off of. Not very much fun.
Transformational Coaching is all about giving you the tangible tools you need to learn how to take control of your car, do a three-point turn and drive away. This opens up immense possibility and puts you back in the driver seat of your life. And isn't that what we all want?
Therapy assumes people are broken and attempts to "fix" them. Coaching knowns you are whole and supports you on your life journey. Therapy deals with the past. Coaching deals with the present and the future.
Therapy asks WHY. Coaching asks HOW.
In therapy the therapist has the answer. In Coaching you have the answer.
In therapy the progress can be slow and painful. In Coaching growth and progress generally are rapid and enjoyable.
Empowerment Coaching is about generating the life you want and removing the old emotions and limiting beliefs that are holding you back. People come to coaching because they crave inner growth and change.
As your coach, I am your partner and provide you with support, insight, tools and strategies to help you to access your own inner wisdom.
Q: Will working with you change my personality or who I am?
A: I get asked this question a lot! The short answer is "no - working with me will not change a person's personality".
The longer answer is yes, coaching will change you, but not in the way you may think. You see, the process I use is designed to awaken you to your deeper potential and get the ball rolling on creating a life that you love to live. It's about redefining how you see yourself and giving you the tools to express your authentic self more freely.
And it's about changing your experience from one of brokeness to one of strength and healing.
So will that change you? Absolutely!
But what it's really doing is allowing you to find You and be You without all the fears and worries that may be stopping you from being, doing and having everything you want.
In other words.....
Who you are will always be the same, but your ability to express and live your life as You may be suffering which means the coaching process is designed to breakthrough the layers that are preventing you from BEING your authentic Self.
Which means Coaching doesn't change you; it allows you to BE you.
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