How Coaching Works

How Do Coaching Sessions Work?

Originally the word 'coach' was used for 'the vehicle to take you where you want to go.'  It grew to mean someone who leads athletes.


The practice of life, executive, and leadership coaching has developed over the past twenty years.  The International Coach Federation (professional organization for coaches) defines coaching as "partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential." 



I tailor my approach to your individual needs and goals. Sessions are based on a continual process of assessment, goal setting, action steps and back to assessment. You can choose to work individually or as part of a group.

Individual coaching takes place in the comfort of your home or office, my office or another quiet place. Individual sessions are optimal when they are held three times a month. I’ve found that these frequencies allow us to track properly and support the realization of your plans.

How Does Group Coaching Work?

Group coaching is done face-to-face or by telephone conference. The groups are coached on a weekly basis for 45 minutes per call (36 times a year). Each group consists of people of all ages but with the same goal. The initial commitment is three months, then open-ended in the same manner as individual coaching. Some advantages of group coaching are the creation of a support system, deep self-awareness, a safe environment for experiments, multiple perspectives and passive learning.  Participants focus on important goals, how to achieve them and accountability.

How Long Is the Process?

Coaching deals with intentional change. This does not happen from one day to the next. Some clients make coaching an integral part of their life. But perhaps right now you are only seeking help for a specific situation. That’s fine. I recommend a minimum of three months in order to see lasting change.