What is Coaching?

Since starting my coaching practice I have been asked a lot “What is coaching? What happens during a session?”  So I decided to share my typical response.

What is coaching? First, what it is not. I am not a ‘shrink’/ psychiatrist, psychologist, or therapist. Although, I have gone through specialized training in coaching and various techniques, I do not prescribe, diagnose, treat, fix, advise or counsel you to do anything.

So what do I do? I support you as you achieve a certain outcome, whatever that is for you. I see your brilliance, strengths, as well as your areas in need of improvement. I ask you powerful, direct questions, all in complete confidence. Based on your responses, I provide my insight, perspectives and suggestions to inspire you to take action toward your goal.

My focus is on helping professional women who are stressed and overwhelmed with all they have to do (whether for work, home and whatever else they may be involved in) get unstuck from their overwhelm and focus on what they really want so they can enjoy what they do, and return to loving life. Life is meant to be fun, after all.

What happens during a session? Just about every session is different as it depends on you, but for the most part I follow a structure where I ask you a lot of questions so that you become clear as to why you are on the call and what you would like to get out of your session. After a lot of questions I take you through a series of techniques custom selected for your situation to help you attain clarity and focus with your issue, frustration, struggle or situation.

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Keep in mind that no one else is the authority on your life but you.

No one else has lived your life to know what you have been and are going through. Even close siblings and close friends do not know what you truly have been going through, only you. So I will not tell you that I understand or know how you feel about your situation – because I don’t. However, my style of coaching will help you accept where you are now, focus on what you want and inspire you to take action. Before the end of the call I will hold you accountable to do what you say you will do.

So how does this help you?

How often do you find yourself faced with a dilemma or several choices of what to do, and in the moment you really do not know which one to take? If you only had someone else to run by these ideas or options and get their opinion on which one to take. Maybe you are great at making decisions, but find you are making the wrong ones, and think if only I had someone to have discussed this with first, maybe I would have not made the wrong decision. I am not saying by working with a coach you will not make wrong decisions, but working with a coach will help you get clearer, faster on what option or direction for you to choose to take.

Consider what your biggest obstacle, frustration, or struggle is that you are faced with right now. What is that costing you in time or money or both? What do you want instead? What would it mean to you to have a clear direction that you feel is right for you? This is where a coach can help. I do not know what you are going through. Only you do. But how I help is to help you cut through the ‘BS’ and your self-doubt to help you make a decision on what to do next. Through different techniques that for the most part feel like a conversation, you get clear on what you want and what to do next, and you feel good about making that choice. Only you can decide how valuable that is to you.

If you are on the fence to give it a try, sign up for one of my complementary 30 min sessions. For a limited time, I have opened my calendar for 4 of these complementary sessions a week. After that, space will be limited as my calendar fills up.

So what’s stopping you? What’s the worst that can happen? You have a confidential conversation where you talk through your issue and you leave the call a little clearer than when you dialed in. If you do not get anything more, no harm done.

Go to my website and submit the contact form to request your complementary session. If you don’t someone else will, and certainly that will not help you with your issue, frustration, or struggle.

To your success and happiness,
Susie

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