The International Coaching Federation defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”
Coaching helps people lead more fulfilled and meaningful lives. Beginning with a focus on what already works for you. Coaching will enable you to identify and optimize your values and strengths. Look at the big picture of your life so you can fine-tune and adjust the path you are on.
Business planning, career counseling, psychotherapy (if required), and online training are key component of my approach to coaching.
Coaching encourages deep reflection about yourself and your life to increase personal insight and awareness. Apply this new understanding to make clear, informed, and fresh choices.
Finally, coaching is about committing to actions that will create real, lasting change and move you towards a more meaningful, happy, and fulfilling life.
The coach does not label or view a client as fraught with dysfunctions. Instead, the coach engages the client in a process that guides them to the realization that we all experience both healthy and less than healthy reactions in response to the world around us. In many settings and with a creative variety of experiments, the coach and client explore the personal life operating system, the client is currently using.
Coaching sessions are typically held once a week for 50 to 60-minutes. Clients share personal goals, dreams, values, emotions, and thoughts in an open and supportive environment. Coaching sessions explore the present and supercharge clients discover effective ways to achieve their goals and dreams in their lives.
Coaching can be short-term (a few sessions), dealing with immediate matters, or long-term (months), dealing with more complex and longer-term goals.
Why Coaching Might Be Right For You?
If you identify with any of these, I can help you. We will work together on making meaningful and long-lasting changes, so you can start living the life you have always envisioned.
A brief phone conversation or video conference can help you decide if life coaching or psychotherapy suits your needs. There is no fee for this introductory conversation. If you decide you’d like to begin individual psychotherapy or coaching, we’ll proceed to steps 2 and 3.
The Discovery Session is an in-depth exploration that takes place in person, by phone, or by video conference. In this 90-minute session, I will learn more about various aspects of your life, and we will explore what you would like to achieve in psychotherapy or coaching.
Coaching typically involves a commitment of eight to ten (50 to 60-minutes) sessions in the initial phases of coaching.
Psychotherapy generally involves several sessions, as required (50 to 60-minutes). The goals and timeframe are discussed at the beginning of the process and are revisited as needed.
Commitment to the process? It takes time to gain a sense of how psychotherapy or coaching may benefit you. Committing to the process will confirm to yourself that you are prepared to stay with your plan or work through the recovery process.
As a Life Transition Coach, I help you create a vision of the future that you want, then support you as you pursue it.
If you’re a teacher, and you feel like you’re destined to do something more. At first, you may feel uncomfortable being where you are — your career feels like a jacket that just doesn’t fit anymore. The style is wrong, it’s uncomfortable, and you need change.
You feel like you want something more. You want to make a more meaningful contribution to your life. Some elements are clear, while other aspects feel vague and uncertain.
That’s when we start to create your new reality. We work to build a vision of this reality, just like an architect will design renderings of a new home. We co-design this concept and idea of what you want your life to become.
If this teacher is engaged and she and her partner, who both grew up in the Toronto area, want to move to Vancouver.
We put Vancouver on the map and look at the attributes of this life you’re envisioning.
We discuss, we formulate, we experiment with ideas, by moving forward on multiple paths to decide what works and what doesn’t. Your transition is an iterative process. I partner with you and coach you through it.
I’ve seen dreams that “feel so crazy that they might just work" come into focus and become reality. I know how to work with you to support you move towards a future that surprises and delights you.
There are many terms for this coaching approach— transition coach, personal development coach, action coach, personal coach, life mentor, life coach.