The mission of Journey On Coaching is to partner with you to help you discover, develop and implement action steps so that you can reach your goals and potential toward your best life and overall well-being. This is done through establishing a safe, respectful, and powerful relationship between client and coach. You already have the tools you need to create the life you want. Together we fine tune and make sense of those tools so that you can use them powerfully and purposefully.
The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching this way: “Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.” In other words to engage and challenge and honestly speak through fierce conversations.
Your personal journey will:
1) Explore your “what if” thoughts
2) Unpack your fears (False Evidence Appearing Real) around getting to your best life
3) Establish renewal of personal promises
4) Foster curiosity and creativity through exploration and discovery
5) Empower you to face whatever is next
Coaching is not psychotherapy whose purpose is identifying, diagnosing and treating mental disorders. In coaching the client sets the agenda and the success of the coaching experience depends on the client’s willingness to work hard, take risks and try new approaches. The relationship is designed to be direct and challenging in order to move you forward toward your goals.
Sample topic sessions have included:
Craftsmanship of your life
Achieving personal goals (not just talk about it as if it is still to come, someday)
Creating synchronicity of people, ideas and talents
Creating a support system through changes we want to make
Starting a new career or business and exploring the guilt, doubt, and celebration that goes into it
Understanding and getting a grip on procrastination
Incorporating fun in your life
Q. How is coaching similar to and different from therapy?
A. During a coaching session the coach talks with the client about his/her questions and concerns. The approach to the questions and concerns is positive and proactive. Goals are set, action steps are implemented, and deep, meaningful work is set in motion. The conversations during the coaching sessions allow for sharing of information in a safe, confidential, empowering setting. Through a partnership with the coach, the client sets the pace and the agenda of each session, allowing the coach the opportunity to acquaint the client with the tools and answers they already have within them. A coach is your cheerleader, your partner, your guide to support you while you move your life forward. Coaching focuses on the present and future and is meant to be short-term.
Therapy explores the history of how you got to this current place, what is in your past that might be the cause. Therapy is meant to be long-term and could involve diagnosis and medication. Your coach will know where you fit in.
Q. How do I know if coaching is right for me?
A. Have you ever felt like you are ready to make a change in your life but have felt too scared or stuck somehow to actually make the change? In partnership with me we work to explore and discover your best life by using your own natural resources so you feel whole and empowered.
You get out of coaching what you put into it. When you are ready to make changes in your life, be prepared to devote your full attention to doing the hard work. First make sure that you and your coach will work well together. Call and ask to set up a 30 – 45 minute complimentary discovery conversation. Through this conversation share with me what you want to explore in our coaching sessions.
Q. Are coaching sessions only done in person?
A. No. Coaching can be done via telephone or Skype which makes coaching sessions more accessible no matter where you or I live.
Q. I like working with people that are like me. Do you coach groups of people that are going through similar life obstacles?
A. Yes. I call it Coaching the Cluster. In order for a “group” to be considered a successful collaboration no more than 12 people will constitute a group. How much each person in the group pays depends on how many people are in the group. There is a minimum of 3 sessions or a one month commitment in order for the group to get close to accomplishing its goal. Generally the group consists of members that desire coaching on the same or similar issues.
For more information and pricing for individual or group coaching please contact Journey On Coaching by calling Lisa at: 203-560-3061 or by writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org