Frequently Asked Questions

So you think you might be interested in life coaching, but you have a few questions…

 

Where are you located? And do you only work with local clients?

I am based between Cary and downtown Raleigh, North Carolina but I work with clients all over the country and internationally. You have the choice of engaging in our coaching sessions in person, over the phone, or even via video chat.

What type of clients do you work with?

I work with clients who are seeking clarity, confidence and direction in their lives.  My focus is helping people to stretch out of their comfort zones to experience more of their potential and add more excitement, joy and freedom to their careers and personal lives.

I work best with clients who are committed to their personal and professional growth, and know that this growth is an ongoing and exciting process.

How do I know if I am ready for coaching?

Since this is a partnership, you must be willing to be honest with yourself, address tough questions, be prepared to change behaviors, attitudes and ways of thinking, and most of all, be ready to make a time commitment for your sessions and actions in between. 

What is a Professional Life Coach?

Professional Life Coaching is a confidential and collaborative relationship between a Life Coach (me) and a client (you). I will use listening skills and powerful questioning techniques that I have studied and mastered at the International Coaching Federation’s (ICF) accredited school Raleigh Coaching Academy (RCA).

Is coaching like counseling or therapy?

No, I am not a therapist nor do I dig into your past. Instead, I am equipped to inspire you with clarity and leadership to overcome the limiting beliefs and obstacles that you may have as a corporate wife/woman/mother/entrepreneur. I pride myself in providing 100% personalized sessions that spark thought and action, and I will guide you through the process of understanding and self-discovery.

What happens during a coaching session?

We collaborate together with the mission of achieving your goals. Our sessions can be used for exploration of ideas, brainstorming of new possibilities, discussion of strategies, and development of action plans. I will act as your supporter, sounding board, resource and motivator. I will ask you powerful questions that challenge your perspective, but you will always leave feeling motivated and equipped with the strategies to help move you forward. How long will it take me to achieve my goals?

This all depends on your goal, your commitment, and the amount of action you take between coaching sessions. Three months is the recommended minimum (and my most popular package)  to begin to see results, but I am willing to work with anyone who is motivated to make a change.

How can I benefit from a life coach?

  • Stop being a people pleaser

  • Navigate a personal or professional transition

  • Discover your inner confidence

  • Uncover your motivation for success

  • Create life balance

  • Practice mindfulness

  • Become an authentic leader

  • Positively empower other women

  • Build healthy boundaries

How do I know if you are the right coach for me?

Since coaching is an investment in your future, you want to be sure to choose the right coach. I offer a complimentary introductory consultation to get a feel for my background, approach, and style, enabling you to make an informed choice.

Why do I need a life coach?

To quote Bill Gates, “Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player.”

A life coach is going help you unlock your true potential and maximize your own performance, so if you have any personal or professional wishes or desires, you probably need one!


Questions to ask your Coach:

 
  • Do you have a certification and/ or credential? If yes, what organization awarded you the credential and what requirements or testing did you have to complete to receive the credential or certification?

  • Did you attend a coach training program? Tell me about the content of the program. Is the program recognized by a national or international professional coaching association that is not related to the program?

  • Define how you will work with me and what skill set you will be using.

  • Define my role and work during the coaching process and your role and work during the coaching process.

  • How do you explain or define your competence as a coach? What are the keys to that competence?

  • What do you do to expand your skill set?

  • Do you regularly get coached on your coaching or have supervision?

  • What are the most important things you get out of that supervision?

  • How do you set measures of success, and what is my role in helping set those measures?

  • What is the last thing you did to measure your own competence as a coach?

  • What is your greatest strength as a coach, and what coaching skill do you most need to improve? 

 

 Still have questions?

Feel free to contact me.