Individual Coaching & Mentoring

Want to make progress on a big goal or effect significant change in your life? Coaching & mentoring might be the right service for you! Read more about what I do and how my process works.

What is Coaching?

Coaching facilitates actionable self-awareness: it helps you clarify, prioritize, and focus your energies so you take the right steps toward your goals. Coaching is also a process and a relationship, and you remain in charge of the agenda. We work together so you will move forward in life, whatever that means for you now.

That’s why I start my no charge initial consultations asking three questions: What’s going on now (why are you calling)? What’s the future look like for you (what’s your vision)? And what’s in between (what do you need to do)?

These questions aren’t answered quickly or glibly. I may also ask you about your top values, the tasks that most energize you, what you’d do if money, time, etc. weren’t in your way. I don’t make assumptions or judgments, and I don’t rush us. The answers to these questions then provide the framework for our work together, rooting the coaching process in your own values, strengths, and lifestyle desires. And then we take it step by step, you deciding what you want to accomplish in each session.

What about Mentoring?

As much as possible, I use a pure coaching approach. That means that I trust you to know what’s right. I ask questions to help you draw on your own experience and knowledge so that we can figure out actionable next steps that will work best. But there are times when my own knowledge comes in handy. So sometimes I may be more directive, to help you along when you’re stuck. In my experience, most clients don’t need me to do this, most of the time! But occasionally mentoring (read: giving advice and sharing knowledge) is the right approach.

What I Don’t Do

If you’re just looking for someone to look at your resume or provide you with specific answers to questions about particular industries, I’m not the right person for you to work with. There are other professionals who offer short-term services such as these; I’m happy to make recommendations if I can. Completing a dissertation is a long process; the same is true of exploring career options and getting a good-for-you job. I work with new clients for a minimum of one month.

What to Expect

After your no-charge initial consultation, we dive right into what’s getting in your way to get you taking action to moves yourself forward.

 

Want to Learn More?

To learn more about my services, read about Dissertation Coaching and Career Coaching. I also offer general life coaching services. Schedule an initial consultation to learn more and talk about the best course of action for you.

Want to know more? Get in touch or read my Coaching F.A.Q.s!

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