Coaching Outcomes

How to choose a coach series - part 8

The desire for growth and change can come from within, or because of feedback received. We may desire changes critical to our way of being as a leader, and as a person. Changes we can’t make on our own. Most of us are unable to get a clear view of our blind spots, well-worn patterns and habits that may have served us in the past but hinder us now. Or perhaps we simply feel stuck and unsatisfied with our work and lives. Coaching can help us create small cracks in old habits and allow new learning, which can lead to change. 

Sustainable coaching outcomes start with building self-awareness and understanding what we want to change – and why.

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The Client Framework of the Signature Coaching Program

How to Choose a Coach Series - Part 7

This holistic framework is based on my experience working with people on their personal and professional growth journey, and provides context, structure and flexibility for the process. This framework is here to help guide your journey, as you take the lead for the focus, depth, and breadth of effort you choose to apply.

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The Coach’s Approach – Part 2: Logistical Components

Take time to understand the coach’s approach to the structure of the engagement. There is no right way to structure it. Most experienced coaches try several approaches and then settle into one that works best for them and their clients.

What is the process to purchase and activate the coaching services?  A few things to know…

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Education and Credentials

How to choose a coach series part 4

Why is formal coach education necessary? Coaching is about supporting intentional growth and change in people. Science informs good coach education – behavioral science, neuroscience, change management, psychology. Good coach education packages this science into useable knowledge, adoptable practices, and tools for the coach. This provides the coach with more choices on how to work with a client. Without formal coach education, coaching may not be as effective and sustainable.

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Why does background matter?

Your potential coach doesn’t need to have your exact background, in fact, it can be better if they don’t.


Because it may cause the coach to rely on their specific expertise instead of the coaching process itself.

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Decision Criteria

How to choose a coach series: part 2

Choosing a coach can feel intimidating. What decision criteria should you use? We seek out decision criteria for doctors, therapists, financial advisors, lawyers….why not for coaches? Here are a few important questions you should ask yourself as you assess potential coaches.

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Listen to that Voice!

How do we manage that internal voice that tells us we need some change? We know that voice; it’s like a burning ember that doesn’t go away. I know that voice; it persuaded me to make significant changes in my life and career to become a certified leadership coach.  Coaching can be the vehicle to guide that voice towards a more satisfying life.

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