What is Coaching?

Is Coaching right for you?

Are you frustrated because:

  • Despite hard work, you're not closer to the raise or promotion you deserve?
  • Your auditions are never representative of the work you are capable of?
  • No matter how hard you try, you can't seem to get control over or manage your weight?
  • You feel invisible, watching others climb the ladder quickly and easily?
  • Relationships, either professional or personal, are either holding you back or not working?
  • You want to make a real impact but are not sure how to do it?
  • You're overwhelmed and don't have the time you need to make a change?

What is Coaching?

Coaching is a partnership designed to help clients achieve their potential and create sustainable lasting change – permanent transformation. Coaches know that in order to achieve extraordinary and sustainable change, clients need to connect their outer goals with their inner values and purpose - Who they are, What they want to do, and How they want to do it. Coaches help clients make that connection through the use of open-ended questions and tools specific to the client and the situation that help them gain the clarity and commitment that is only possible through their own direction and exploration. This often involves a process of “peeling the layers” to open up possibilities and release blocks that the client may not even be aware of. Coaches move clients from functional to optimal.


Coaching is not therapy. Therapy tends to focus on fixing problems and analyzing the past. Coaches don't dwell on issues or the past; rather, they focus on moving clients forward to opportunities and solutions. Therapy focuses on moving the patient from dysfunctional to functional. Coaching moves clients from functional to optimal.


Coaching is not consulting. Consultants are often paid for their expertise to tell the client the best course of action. A coach's expertise is the coaching process. Coaches don't tell their clients what to do because they view their client as the expert.


Coaching is not mentoring. Mentors are often people we admire who have "been there, done that." They are great as leaders who can "show us the ropes," but tend to use their own model of success as a guide based on what worked for them. Coaches use the coaching process to help clients define their own model of success.