My coaching practice is focused on helping people achieve their full potential. It isn’t therapy – I’m not qualified to render therapy. It isn’t consulting – although I offer management consulting. In a consulting engagement I provide the benefit of my years of leadership and management experience to help an organization that can benefit from that experience. In a coaching relationship – the goal is not advice, but rather guiding the client to uncover her or his own answers. I bring all of my experience to the relationship, but I do not offer my experience as a source of solutions. I will challenge you to look hard at and within yourself, I will send you on inquiries to find the information YOU need, and I will ask powerful questions. Especially in professional settings — I might encourage the use of assessments to give you more information.
I may not be the right coach for you — but I have a network of great coaches to which I refer if we find the fit is not right.
Frequently asked questions about Coaching
What is Executive Coaching?
- Goals are work-related: They tend to target important managerial and leadership domains. Results show up in day-to-day performance.
- Organizationally sponsored: The coaching is a transparent part of the client’s development. An organizational sponsor is part of the planning and evaluation.
- Coaching is confidential, process is transparent: Coach-client conversations are private and confidential, but plans and process are shared with the sponsor(s).
- Process driven: The coach leads the process, the client leads the change.
What is Personal Coaching?
- Goals are personal: They tend to target whole-person, life direction domains. Results show up in personal satisfaction with life.
- Individually sponsored: The coaching is guided by an agreement between the coach and client.
- Totally confidential: Everything is held in confidence by the coach, unless there is a danger to the client or others.
- Goal driven: We work together on clarifying goals, the coach keeps the client accountable to progress on them.
What is the general process?
- For Executive Coaching: An introductory meeting is held with sponsor(s) and client to clarify the purpose, goals and process. If the “fit” is right, a contract is defined for the engagement.
- For Personal Coaching: A “discovery session” is held between coach and client to assess “fit”. Based on the outcome of that, an agreement is signed between coach and client.
- Sessions: Are usually conducted by phone, but may be in person. The almost always less than 1 hour.
- It is typical to have about 2 sessions per month.
What are the costs?
- An hourly or per-session rate is set as part of the contract or agreement. Special rates can be considered for non-profit organizations and individuals.
- Assessments are billed separately based on mutual agreement.