My Approach

My Approach

As your coach, I will inquire, encourage, advise, challenge, make requests and listen for your truth so that you remain aligned with who you are, your goals, your values and your vision.

My focus is completely on you and what you want in life;  I stand for you first and foremost, not just your goals.

The coaching relationship is designed by us both, and may be refined through ongoing two-way feedback.  Even though I am committed to the journey, you will ultimately be responsible for actions taken (or not taken) in your life throughout the process.  I am here to help you unlock your truest potential and help you get out of your own way to reach your goals.

I Expect Your Best

And I expect you to expect me to be giving you my best.  We should only be working together if you are ready to do and be your best.   I don’t want you to waste your money.  If you or I find a time where we feel you aren’t doing your best, we will discuss the factors involved.  If you can’t be your best at the moment, I will understand and together we’ll figure out how to get you back on track!  My intent is that I support you to reaching your goals and this can only happen when both parties are giving their best.

I Make Specific Requests

From time to time, I will make a direct request, such as “Will you accomplish X by the end of the month?”  You may accept the request, counter-offer (e.g.: “I can’t do X, but I can do Y”) or decline (rare).  I will always support you whichever way you respond.

I Give Advice

If I am sure of the situation, and you’re open to it, I will make specific suggestions on how to handle a problem or go for an opportunity.  If I am not sure, I will say so.  Regardless, use the best of what I say and use your own judgment.  You always have choices and what you ultimately do is up to you.

I am Direct

When I hear a funny tone in your voice, or notice something amiss, I will ask you about it.  Often, it is these small moments that offer the chance to resolve something.  However, I will not confront you;  I will merely invite you to take a closer look.

I Give Homework

I typically ask you to determine two or three goals or actions to focus on between our calls.  If I am pushing you too much, say so.  If you want to be pushed harder, just ask.

I’m Here for You

I want to hear it all.  If you have a personal problem, are upset with something (even me or the coaching), are just starting to realize something big, or can’t wait to share a breakthrough, e-mail me anytime and/or take advantage of the weekly hotline with a phone call.