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 coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.  The process of coaching often unlocks previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity, and leadership.”  

Leadership & Career coaching combine the disciplines of professional coaching and career management where coaches use deliberate conversation to support clients as they create career success.  This type of coaching helps people find greater fulfillment in their careers by establishing goals, creating a plan and overcoming roadblocks.

  • 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 personal branding and networking outreach.
  • You need help with communicating your value proposition.

Professional coaching engagements typically consist of three phases:  self-awareness, doing the work, and moving forward with an action plan.  The success of the client coach relationship determines on a client’s willingness to see things differently, to consider other perspectives, to try new things and most importantly – to take the action steps necessary to achieve their goals! 

This depends on each client’s career and leadership goals and can vary from three months to up to a year.    

I partner with leadership and career clients from California to Ohio to Connecticut… I coach leaders and individual contributors 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.

To learn how coaching can help you or your organization, reach out to First Penguin Coaching via phone or email listed below. 

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! 🙂