I have very strong opinions about the basis of a solid coaching relationship, and what is necessary for a successful collaboration.

On this page, I’ve provided for you some narrative to give you a sense of these philosophical and operational underpinnings.

 

What is professional coaching?

Professional coaching is a goal-directed relationship geared toward perfecting your professional activities.  It differs from other coaching disciplines only in the focus; for the most part, the techniques may be similar.

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Why am I a coach you might want to work with?

I may be an excellent candidate to work with you to improve your career performance: I’ve successfully worked with professionals at all levels in the private sector, academia, and governments, internationally, often dealing with organizational issues.

I also work extremely well with people who are making career transitions, and particularly with those who are attempting to re-enter the workforce after a period of inactivity.

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How does coaching differ from consulting, counseling, or therapy?

In coaching, we do not concern ourselves with the historical basis for behavior.

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What is my coaching philosophy and approach?

My coaching philosophy and approach are based on the concept that you have all the answers you need to address the issues in your professional activities.  All you need is someone to ask the right questions.

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What is my coaching process like?

We will begin by determining if we can work together.  Professional coaching lends itself well to working by phone, so if you’re not local to me, we’ll set up a phone call (I can call you on a landline or your cell phone, or we can use Skype, if that’s your preference) and just talk for a bit.  If, after this conversation, we decide that a productive relationship is possible, we’ll set up another call, during which we will discuss your goals, determine and establish the best communication styles and more, perhaps using several available assessment tools.

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How much does it cost, and how do we handle payment?

Fees are assessed on a per-case basis, paid up-front for an agreed-upon course of coaching sessions.  For best effectiveness, a minimum of three months’ sessions is considered appropriate, with one session per week.   If you decide to cancel the run of coaching appointments for whatever the reason, I will refund the unused balance after deducting a nominal processing fee.

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How do we get started?

Before contacting me, I strongly urge you to do some of your own research on just what professional coaching is (and is not), what you can expect from the experience, and what you need to bring to the relationship.

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