By Popular Demand: Coaching
Are you stuck in a thinking or analysis loop? Are you finding yourself reviewing a problem again and again, but not finding an answer? Are you worried about making the wrong decision? Are you feeling trapped or limited in the choices you see in front of you about your career or vocation?
To quote one of the greatest thinkers the world has ever known (Albert Einstein):
"We (often) cannot solve the problems we have with the thinking we used to create them."
It's possible to expand our thinking, look at problems in new ways, find a way out of the boxes we seem to get into now and again. I would love to help you get on to the life you want to live, the work you're aching to do. Let me help you focus on solutions and think your way clear to what's next for you.
Imagine what it would be like to feel more confident about your decisions, to see more options, to escape that endless analysis and get on to what you want to accomplish?
You've come to the right place
I'm a professional problem-solver and business coach, with 16 years of experience in helping leaders, businesses and professionals think outside the box and through the places they are stuck. I will work with you to identify where you're getting stuck, clarify what it is you want and need to accomplish, and assist you in thinking your way around the roadblocks in your path.
Some of the issues people bring to coaching sessions are:
Anxiety around change/transition
Strategic thinking/complex problems
Communication challenges/issues, including dealing with conflict
Major life transitions
How does coaching work?
I start by LISTENING to you and where you are, what you hope to achieve, etc. I ask a lot of questions. We figure out together where you're feeling stuck, and we set specific, tangible goals to get you moving. Coaching sessions are 50 minutes. (Longer sessions can be arranged.) Every session concludes with concrete next steps to get you in motion.
I use two tools in particular, tools that grant remarkable insight into thinking and behavioral tendencies. The first is Emergenetics (see my Emergenetics Page here at this website for more information) and the second is Strengthsfinder 2.0.
I employ the GROW coaching model as a starting framework for the work I do with clients.
How do I know if you're a good coach/good fit for me?
Research shows that any helping relationship (therapeutic, medical, etc.) works best if there is a sense of connection and respect between client and coach. The best way I know to find that out is to have a conversation. That's why I offer a free consultation before we agree to a paid session. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you're interested in learning more about my coaching services.