Frequently Asked Questions about Coaching and TLS Coaching

What is coaching and what does a coach do?

Coaching is a line of work in which trained professionals work with individuals to give them the tools, support, and structure they need in order to accomplish what they want. A personal coach works with an individual in same way that a trainer works with an athlete. As your coach, I will challenge you and take the time to find out what success means to you. I will be your partner in obtaining the life you know you can accomplish, personally and professionally.

Isn't that therapy or counseling?

In a word, no. By definition, therapy is the psychological treatment of problems of an emotional nature. It primarily deals with working with issues from your past to gain clarity and understanding. Alternatively, the focus of coaching is helping you move from where you are in your life to where you want to be. Therapy and counseling are relating your present to your past; coaching is about moving from today to the tomorrow you want to have.

How can coaching help me?

With coaching, you can begin to take yourself and your goals more seriously. Actions can become more effective, focused and immediate. Through skill-building, we can work on ways that you can stop putting up with what's dragging you down. Goals become easier to make and reach. Once we start working together, the momentum we create makes it that much easier to get results. Even when coaching is complete, you have the tools you need to set better goals that are more exactly what YOU want.

How long does coaching take?

An average coaching relationship lasts three to six months. Some coaching relationships can be shorter - other clients choose to keep a coach on retainer for longer periods of time. All of it depends on what you, as the client, want to accomplish.

How much do coaches charge?

It truly depends on the coach. You can expect to spend between $200 - $500 per month for weekly personal coaching; business and executive coaching tends to be a bit more each month. Pricing and call structure will also depend on the coach. Many coaches have scholarships available for clients that need them.

Does a coach work on personal goals or business/professional goals?

Both, actually. As work gets more accessible from home, as we move beyond the forty-hour work week, the line between personal and business life is blurring. A coach is the only professional trained to work with all aspects and sides of who you are.

Am I ready for coaching?

Are you ready to change something in your life? Then, yes, you are ready.

How do I find the right coach for me?

Most coaches -- myself included -- provide a free get-acquainted session. It's a great way for both coach and client to make sure that we're right for each other. I also suggest that you interview at least three potential coaches before making a decision on who to work with. Please check out the links page for websites with coach referral services. When choosing your coach, look for someone that you feel a connection with. The ideal coach for you will provide a safe place where you can feel encouraged, challenged, and motivated.

What now?

If you have more questions, feel free to give me a call! I'll be happy to answer any questions you have as part of our get-acquainted time.
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