What is Coaching 2017-05-25T20:53:59+00:00

What is coaching

Coaching is a powerful practice that addresses specific projects, professional and personal goals, business challenges, and career transitions. Coaching examines what is going on right now, identifies any obstacles or challenges, and creates strategies for success. With a coach you choose a course of action to make your life be what you want it to be. Read my articles on coaching here.

While therapists often look to the past and target psychological illness, a coach focuses on the future and seeks concrete goals.

“Where do you see yourself in five or 10 years? It’s one of those questions many job-seekers dread during an interview, but it can be daunting to answer on a personal level as well. Amid all your responsibilities, activities and projects, it’s sometimes hard to see the big picture and easy to become overwhelmed or feel like you’re lacking direction. That’s where a life coach can come in.”
A. Pawlowski, CNN

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” Napoleon Hill

Together we can make this happen

My latest articles on coaching:

 

From Piles to Files-How Getting Organized Can Transform Your Business

July 25, 2018|0 Comments

Recently, I was on the phone with a fellow coach who asked about my personality type from an assessment taken in the past. I didn't recall, so while still on the call, I quietly walked [...]

Networking: Why Is It So Important and Can You Get Better at It?

June 20, 2018|0 Comments

Networking has been defined as "a supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having a common interest." That doesn't sound so bad, does it? Support? Sharing? Interests in common? Why then, [...]

Cycling Through Life’s Career Highs, Lows and Uncertain Times

May 30, 2018|0 Comments

You know the feeling—you just got a new job, client or case and you're all charged up. Ignited by the challenge, you are optimistic, goal oriented, focused and excited. During a phase like this, you [...]

Too Many Choices! From Staplers to Blue Jeans, Try to Keep It Simple

April 25, 2018|0 Comments

Adding options increases expectations people have about how good they will be and, Schwartz says, that produces less satisfaction with the results, even when they are good. I recently needed a new stapler because my [...]

Silence Is Your Secret Weapon: Use It to Gain Insight

March 21, 2018|0 Comments

If you want to get more information, better intelligence and clarity, consider allowing silence to play a supporting role in your communication style. It can be used to great effect. I will never forget a [...]

The ‘Philly Special’: A Lesson in Leadership, Teamwork

February 21, 2018|0 Comments

On the field of life, leadership and team work look a lot like they do on the field of sports. It's all about creating a culture where diverse opinions are actively encouraged, dialogue is ongoing [...]