What is Coaching?

Coaches are not therapists. ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching is a client-driven process. The coach’s responsibility is to: • Discover, clarify and align with what the client wants to achieve • Encourage client self-discovery • Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies • Hold the client responsible and accountable The coaching process helps clients improve their outlook on work and life, while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential.

How does the coaching process work?

  • You schedule a 30-minute complimentary telephone consultation with one of our coaches to talk about if coaching is a good fit for you. This is a no-pressure, no-commitment consultation that we offer. You can book that HERE.
  • If you decide that you want to make the commitment to coaching, you are paired with one of our coaches.
  • You are then scheduled for a 90 to 120 minute “Getting to Know you Meet-Up” on Zoom or FaceTime. AKA “our intake call”.
  • The week following the intake call you begin weekly 30-40 minute private coaching sessions on Zoom video (additional sessions are available as requested)​
  • Daily connection with your coach via “secure/password protected” online coaching portal, Coach Accountable.

What does the coach expect of me?

Working with a coach is extremely beneficial for anybody that is in school or looking for a job or has a job or is just struggling with an executive functioning challenge(s). BUT, the work is the client's work and it’s up to you to meet the minimal expectations of a coaching partnership. Being a coaching client is WORK on your part. Think of it like hiring a personal trainer, the trainer can give you the knowledge and steps, but YOU need to do the work during, and between sessions.

  • Be on time for your scheduled appointments.
  • Be prepared for your appointment with any questions or items you wish to discuss with your coach.
  • Be in a private and comfortable location so you can be present during the coaching session.
  • Be prepared with something to take notes on during your session.
  • Be honest, transparent, thoughtful, and open to new things dedicated to improving your life.

What are the credentials that a coach should have? What should I be looking for?

One of the most frustrating trends that we see in the coaching industry lately is that it seems as though everyone is calling themselves a coach, but what does that mean? Well, most importantly, becoming a credentialed coach is A LOT of work. Coaches SHOULD be credentialed in a specialty area. Life, ADHD, or career coaches can be credentialed from a reputable credentialing body such as the International Coaching Federation( ICF), where they can achieve the status of ACC, PCC, MCC or Board Certified Coach (BCC). As a career coach, I recommend hiring a coach that has been credentialed by the ICF or other career-specific coaching programs such as NCDA or NACE, for example. It is up to you to ask the coach what their credentials are. Do not be afraid to ask them what those letters mean!

We know you have questions.  We have answers!