My Career/Life Coaching Process

Be prepared for an adventure when you enter a coaching relationship!  The true work really is about you unraveling your external self and looking within to see who you really are and what you really desire.  The rewards are great if you are willing to lean in and take ownership of your goals and the work involved to achieve them.  You can truly transform your life at the deepest levels of your existence.

I work with individuals who are desiring more in the work life and/or personal life.  These areas are usually intertwined so forward movement in one aspect will benefit both.  The focus of coaching is for us to work toward a positive and successful change. Our work will be fully grounded in the knowledge that You, as client, are captain of your ship.  This means our coaching together is ALL ABOUT YOU, YOUR GOALS and YOUR DESIRED OUTCOMES.  My role is to be fully present, hold the space for you to do your work and impart no judgment.  I will bring the best of my abilities on board and come with a toolbox to load and use upon the journey.

Sessions are conducted in confidence and held using Zoom video conferencing environment with your own unique URL to access Zoom.  Recordings of our sessions will be uploaded into your own Dropbox folder for you to download. All information within the sessions is held confidentially and with the highest respect for you and our special relationship.

Check out my Career / Life Coaching Offerings – Or my Mentor Coach Offerings

As we try to navigate the many roads of what we call life, sometimes we get off the beaten path, make a wrong turn or simply end up in a place that doesn’t seem safe, secure or familiar.  It is at times like these, that I have found coaching to be invaluable.  Maureen has guided me to a road that has allowed me to continue on life’s journey with renewed energy and focus.  Through gentle guidance, questions, pondering, challenging and goal setting, I have found my path, not anyone else’s.  I am confident and energized by the possibilities of my current and future life!

H.R. Manager

Frequently Asked Questions About Coaching

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What Is Coaching?
Coaching is both a process and a language where coach and client partner together in a thought-provoking and respectful way that inspires the client to maximize their personal and professional potential.

My clients are the experts of themselves and they are creative, resourceful and whole.  Coaching is a mere catalyst to the creative process.  Working together, quantum leaps can occur in your outlook on life and work while unleashing your potential that was hidden from view.

Coaching creates a confidential, safe and nonjudgmental space for the partnership.  The coach holds that space open for the client while serving as guide and cheerleader for client’s self-discovery that lies deep within.  It is all about you as client – it begins with you and ends with you as does the overall accountability and responsibility for moving toward your coaching goals.

How can you determine if coaching is right for you?
If you can identify with some or all of the below, coaching may be right for you.

  • Something is tugging at you, calling to you to make significant change and you are ready to explore what this means to you and your life and work.
  • You know your goals but find yourself repeatedly challenged and possibly blocked in your attempts to reach those goals.
  • You prefer a process that includes a partner who collaborates, provides other points of view, challenges and cheerleads along the path.
  • You are ready to devote the time and resources to making significant changes in order to live the life you desire.
How do I get started?
If you are ready to learn more, let’s schedule a free session where we can informally discuss your coaching needs and our expectations for the coaching relationship.   You can [Click here] to contact me.

To gain the most from this free session, be ready to share dialog around the questions below:

  1. What has you interested in hiring a coach at this time?
  2. What do you wish to accomplish in coaching?
  3. Have you been coached before? What was beneficial and what would you like to have different from that past experience?
  4. What encouraged you to connect with me as a coach?
  5. What are your expectations for the relationship?
  6. How will you evaluate your success in coaching?
  7. What would you like to ask me, as an individual and as a coach?

Ready to schedule an informal chat? [Click here]

How long does a coach work with an individual?
Clients wanting to work with me will book an initial 1 ½  to 2 hr. in-depth session with me.  We will do a deep dive into information you provide to me in advance of the session and this session forms the basis of our relationship thereafter.  It is a great way for the client to test drive the partnership.

Change is an iterative process, requiring time to: 1) identify what no longer serves the client, 2) building new habits and 3) creating behaviors to support the goals chosen once attained.  While short-term surface changes are possible in coaching, my coaching engagements typically start with a 3-month commitment from my clients.

What coaching is NOT?
Coaching does not:

  • Offer advice or generate solutions – We are not in a consulting role
  • Train you – We do not here to teach you step by step to reach your goals
  • Provide therapy – We work with those who are healthy and capable
  • Serve as the expert – We view you as the expert; our expertise is with the coaching process and its language to guide you

Focus on the coach – We are 100% devoted to the client’s goals and progress

What should I look for when hiring a coach?
See these tips from the International Coach Federation.
“Unraveling external selves and coming home to our real identity is the true meaning of soul work.” 

– Sue Monk Kidd

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