Frequently Asked Questions

“A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear, who has you see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who you have always known you could be.”
– Tom Landry

The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines professional coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential”.  Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole.

Career coaching combines the disciplines of professional coaching and career management where coaches use deliberate conversation to support clients as they create career success.  Career coaching helps people find greater fulfillment in their careers by establishing goals, creating a plan and overcoming obstacles that may be in the way. Career coaches can help people with a wide array of career-related goals and issues.

  • You lack clarity in determining your next step.
  • You lack confidence in your abilities, skills, and strengths.
  • You feel stuck and aren’t making headway on your own.
  • You need an objective and unbiased partner who will challenge you.
  • You need accountability to stay on track with your goals and action steps.
  • You need help with job search strategy including personal branding, networking, interviewing, salary negotiation, motivation techniques, and more.
  • You need help with communicating your value to potential employers.
  • You need help in your current role with performance review preparation, renegotiating your salary, navigating communications with co-workers, etc…

Career coaching typically consists of a series of one-on-one video sessions usually lasting 60 minutes each. To maintain momentum, I encourage clients to meet weekly or biweekly.  In the Discovery session, I’ll gather information about your career goals and objectives. Throughout our engagement, I’ll ask that you complete assessments and exercises to help identify your interests, strengths, values, and skills. The goal of these initial sessions is to provide clients with clarity of their next path.  We will work together to develop a personalized career plan.

The success of the client coach relationship determines your willingness to do the work, to see things differently, to try new things and most importantly – to take the actions necessary to move your closer to your goals. 

This depends on your career goals.  If you are seeking career clarity, 4 to 12 weeks is an approximate time frame assuming that we meet every 1 to 2 weeks.  This range varies with your experience level (early, mid, or late career) and how motivated you are to achieve your goals.  

I work with clients from California to Ohio to Connecticut… There are no geographical boundaries since most of my work is remote.  I work with early, mid, to late career professionals across various industries including healthcare, hospitality, retail, technology, engineering, administration, accounting, education, and more.

This verbiage is from the International Coach Federation:

Coaching does not involve the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorders as defined by the American Psychiatric Association. Coaching is not a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care or substance abuse treatment and should not be used in place of any form of diagnosis, treatment or therapy. Likewise, coaching is not a substitute for professional advice by legal, medical, financial, business, spiritual or other qualified professionals.

Schedule a Discovery Call to learn how career coaching can help you achieve your goals. 

The success of the client coach relationship depends on you.  Are you willing to put in the work?  Are you open to possibilities?  Will you follow through with your action steps?  If your answers are yes, than you are coachable! 🙂