If coaching is the answer, what is the question?
Coaching is an acquired skill set that comes from getting top training, having the right supervisor, acquiring the experience and most especially, putting yourself into question and being willing to do the work.
It is much more than enthusiastically supporting and challenging the client.
A special relationship must be developed in which both coach and client work together determine goals and bring them about. When successfully done, clients can find the experience life-changing.
Why do clients come for coaching?
- to make significant changes
- to better deal with uncertainty
- to make better decisions
- to set better goals
- to reach goals faster
- to become financially more successful
- to get ahead professionally
- to deal with the influence of technology
- to have a collaborative partner
- to improve their relationships
- to make a bigger impact on the world
- to be a better leader
- to simplify their lives
- to reduce stress
- to address an altered reality of employment
I graduated from the Coach U coaching program and am a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). My particular way of working as a coach is to employ hypnotherapy techniques when I can see that my client could use a little reinforcement, or has some trouble that’s getting in the way of his or her achieving goals.
” The combination Deborah uses is great. The hypnotherapy was there to help me get grounded after my bad experience in my professional life when we first started, but then we were able to move into coaching, where we set weekly goals that really helped me stretch my comfort zone a bit and get me back in the professional saddle. It was great having someone I was accountable to as well, and Deborah was a great support – a real lifeline – in getting me back on track.”
– Damien J.
As a coach – and as a therapist – I am for deep listening, while being attentive to the things that are said and not said. Through Socratic questioning and being genuinely curious about who you are and what you are thinking, I am able to help you tap into your own inner wisdom to get you to where you want to be.