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Whether you’re new to coaching or a veteran, here you will find answers to the most common questions about coaching in general and about my coaching specifically.

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What is Coaching?
GTTNL Flow Chart GTTNL Flow Chart[/caption]Coaching by a professional coach refers to the formal or informal teaching and training process where an individual who has a great deal of experience and expertise in a given area offers advice and guidance to an individual, team, or organization as they transition through the continuous pursuit of their highest potential with the determination to attain a personal or professional goal.

Just like a sports coach, a business coach intends to bring out the best that is already inside the individual, team, or organization by focusing on the development of their highest potential. It’s important to note that some of the most successful people in the world have employed personal or business coaches to help them get to where they are today. This includes Bill Gates, Tiger Woods, and a very long list of both world champion CEOs and sports figures, from Olympians to pro sports players.

Quite often the coaching process begins with the discovery of where you are now, what you are capable of, and anything that’s standing in your way. Then comes the vision and painting of the big picture of where you want to be in life, your profession, your market, or your business. Next, a roadmap and strategy for success are devised and written out to guide you, your team, or your organization to where you want to be. Along the way, there are roadblocks, obstacles, and hurdles, all of which your coach will see you through or around.

A coach offers guidance and encouragement, as well as a barometer of progress for each step of the process as it is carried out. Your coach should be your partner, challenging you and helping you work more effectively towards reaching your goals of excellence. Your coach provides feedback and an objective perspective, but you are ultimately responsible for taking the steps to produce the results you want. You have to actively participate in your own progress.

A coach doesn’t just provide an action plan. A coach will also listen and observe, ask necessary questions and be honest in suggestions, personalize a game plan that taps into the individual’s strengths, and provide appropriate strategies that inspire and keep the individual motivated to continue to reach for greater results. It is through this interactive approach that I believe you and your business will be set on a path that allows you to identify and resolve issues quicker, make better decisions, and use more of your skills and resources so that your business can thrive.

More than offering advice, coaching is designed to help you develop a customized and practical vision of your dreams and aspirations based on your specific needs. Coaching further helps to identify the clutter and self-sabotage that undermine you or your business in its endeavors, then empowers, guides, and motivates you to achieve your goals in a realistic but specified time frame.

What is the difference between coaching and consulting?
Coaching is a more interactive approach where client and coach collaborate in developing and, more importantly, implementing a roadmap and strategy for success . Coaching is a process by which an individual or team receives advice, support, and training from a professional who, utilizing their vast experience and insight, mentors and leads the individual or team through a learning process whereby a larger goal is achieved.

Consulting is a process of bringing expertise into a scenario usually for the purpose of resolving some specific issue or to complete some specific task. A consultant may be retained to provide information, advice, brainstorming power, or training. When hiring a Consultant, you typically are bringing in someone who will offer their knowledge, technical analysis, and advice in developing a plan. Using their expertise, a consultant can architect a complete solution for your project or company which they then hand over to you to put in place.

Unlike consulting where a solution is developed for you, coaching aims to bring out the best that is already within you, enhancing the resources that exist. A coach helps a team or individual focus on the big picture, holding them accountable to not only maintain a pace of consistent improvement towards obtaining a particular goal, but also overall growth in realizing their highest potential, often at a more accelerated and efficient rate.

The difference between coaching and consulting can sometimes best be clarified by two simple statements. In consulting, goals are defined and the burden of the end result work product is on the consultant. In coaching, goals are defined and the burden of the end result work product is on the coachee (client, mentee).

Is Coaching confidential?
During our coaching sessions, we will be discussing confidential matters related to you and your business or career and possibly mine as well. In general, regardless of the agreement, I intend to honor my client’s confidence to not discuss details of coaching sessions with others, and I hope that you would reciprocate.

The intent is that both parties agree to a foundation of honesty, trust and respect, and that both understand the ultimate well-being of you or your organization is the central focus of the coaching relationship. For these reasons, I leave it to your discretion as to whether we are to have a non-disclosure agreement in place before proceeding with any coaching sessions or even before initial consultation.

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