FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

COACHING VS. THERAPY

Coaching is not therapy.  While both are very valuable in moving you past roadblocks in life, their approaches differ in many ways.  Coaching is about taking you from where you are now and moving you forward.  Therapy often involves extensively examining your past to define how you got here in the first place.  Additionally, there are some clients who benefit from working with both professionals concurrently.  Finally, and foremost, coaches do not diagnose or treat any psychiatric disorders.

SO, WHAT IS COACHING?

In short, it’s a collaborative process, in which I help you define, speak out loud, and strategically move toward what you really want in life.  I will help you find success… you define it, defend it and deserve it!

WHO USES A COACH?

Fortune 500 executives, celebrities, professional athletes, therapists, professors, doctors, lawyers, individuals, groups, families, small companies, large corporations and....you!  Coaching is found in every industry and situation you can imagine.

WHO’S RESPONSIBLE FOR MY RESULTS?

We share the responsibility of this journey together. This isn’t the “Life Hacks to Happiness” program. It’s more like a gym.  I’m your personal trainer and I provide the equipment and the environment for you to succeed.  BUT - it’s up to you to use them.   I will hold you accountable to your word, and remind you we're in this together!

WHAT ABOUT CONFIDENTIALITY?

The client/coach relationship is both personal and highly professional.  My clients must always feel safe in what they share.  I encourage you to share the unexaggerated truth with me – I’m ready to hear it and it remains safely in my care.  I operate under the strictest levels of confidentiality in accordance to the ICF Code of Ethics, Number 26, Section 4, Confidentiality and Privacy Standards.

THE COACHING RELATIONSHIP:

Bringing to our coaching relationship my personal, professional and educational experience allows me to utilize many skills in our work together.


  • I listen to you - not for judgment but for understanding

  • I ask questions that allow you to think in new and revealing ways

  • I motivate, encourage and support you every step of the way

  • I share resources that will assist you and provide good information

  • I help you reveal, define and then focus on your true passions and dreams

  • I co-create a supportive consistent structures and environments in your life

  • I hold you accountable to your inner highest standard

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