Helping you think through your career transition
Coaching is based on the premise that you already are everything you need to be for living the life that best suits your interests, strengths, talents and desires. The tricky part is that many of us have made choices based on what we think we should do and less on what really matters to us. Coaching will help you focus on what you really want and need to lead a fulfilling life and do work that matters to you.
Essentially, what coaching does, whether face-to-face or on the phone, is help you make choices about your work or your life that reflect and honour who you really are.
What I do to help and support you is increase your awareness and insight about what is most important to you and support you as you start to explore and make choices that, over time, build your confidence, foster your sense of accomplishment and enhance your overall satisfaction.
Typically, a coaching relationship starts with a phone call. We spend half an hour talking so I can learn about you and your situation, you can learn about how I work, and together, we decide if coaching will help you reach your goals. There is NO CHARGE for this first call.
If we agree to work together, we schedule a 'discovery' session that lasts anywhere from one to two hours. During this conversation, we begin an exploration of your values, your interests and passions, your personal achievements, and the environments and situations that bring out your best self.
As part of this discovery session, I give you homework to take away in the form of two personal assessments. One of them, called the Personal Values Questionnaire (PVQ), helps you understand the extent to which you want to achieve tasks or standards, maintain close, friendly relationships or have an impact on others. The other assessment is an on-line tool that highlights your five signature strengths. We use both of these as the foundation for our work together.
From that point on, we launch into our development sessions, which last as long as we both feel you are getting what you need and reaching your goals. We will discuss what this looks like in our discovery session.