COACHING

DEFINING COACHING

THE COACHING RELATIONSHIP

COACHING SERVICES

 

Defining Coaching

Coaching is the process of supporting people to look at various situations from a variety of perspectives, and encouraging them to know they already possess the resources to find solutions for the challenges they face.

On an individual level, coaching can give a client permission to take the time to reflect on their experiences, and what is true and authentic for the person. That truth can apply to personal situations, or to the work environment. Coaching can provide a mechanism to step “outside of the box” and look at an issue or an environment through a different frame, even though tradition and past practice may impose another view.

On an organizational level, coaching can provide the opportunity to tap fully into the resources provided by each employee. Coaching can permit executives to break free of hierarchical roles and look at each employee for his own unique expertise. Coaching can provide strategies to cross territorial boundaries, while still leaving all parties with a feeling of respect. The ultimate result: greater productivity, greater creativity and greater satisfaction for all. 

 

Understanding the Coaching Relationship

"Problems cannot be solved by the level of awareness that created them."
- Albert Einstein

The coaching relationship is an alliance. The coaching client sets forth an agenda, and the coach, lead by the client's values and priorities, supports the client in moving the agenda forward.

Just as an athletic coach assesses an athlete's strengths and potential, so does a leadership/career coach assess a client's strengths and potential. The coach then supports the client to develop and define the resources found within and in the surrounding environment.

Like in athletics, the coach cannot carry the client to the finish line, to the goal line or to the hoop. However, with the coach's support and training, the client can find what is needed for a higher, more authentic and more satisfying performance level.

The relationship usually begins with an intake session, which may last up to two hours. The coach and client then establish a meeting schedule. The sessions can be face-to-face, by telephone or a combination of both. Some clients prefer weekly, one-hour appointments; others find that biweekly sessions work best. Sometime I ask my clients to do homework assignments between sessions to allow for further reflection and learning.

For clients, coaching is both an investment in and an appointment with themselves. Clients commit to, at minimum, a two-month contract. The average monthly fee ranges from $600 to $1,000, depending on the client’s specific needs and presenting issues. The contract represents a client's personal commitment to self, as well as to the process

The relationship usually begins with an intake session, which may last up to two hours. The coach and client then establish a meeting schedule. The sessions can be face-to-face, by telephone or a combination of both. Some clients prefer weekly, one-hour appointments; others find that biweekly sessions work best. Sometime I ask my clients to do homework assignments between sessions to allow for further reflection and learning.

Please contact us for information about how a coaching relationship can be designed to fit your specific situation.

 

Coaching Services

The coaching relationship is an alliance. The client sets forth an agenda, and the coach, lead by the client's values and priorities, supports the client in moving the agenda forward.

The traditional contract establishes a minimal two-month commitment to weekly or bi-weekly coaching sessions. The average monthly fee ranges from $800 to $1200, depending on the client’s specific needs and presenting issues. The relationship usually begins with an intake session which may last up to two hours.  Sessions can be conducted in person, by telephone or in combination.

 

 

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