The International Coaching Federation, of which I am a member, defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to MAXIMIZE their PERSONAL and PROFESSIONAL POTENTIAL.
COACHING is not therapy: therapy deals with resolving difficulties arising from the past that causes emotional suffering in the present. Coaching supports personal growth in pursuit of SPECIFIC GOALS that are self-initiated. COACHING FOCUSSES ON THE FUTURE.
COACHING is not consulting. Consulting implies a diagnosis and implementing solutions. With coaching, the solution comes not from the coach, but from the client through a DISCOVERY PROCESS.
COACHING is not mentoring. A mentor is an expert who provides wisdom and guidance based on his or her own experience. The coaching process does not include advising or counseling, and focuses instead on individuals SETTING and REACHING their own OBJECTIVES.
Here is how I can help you:
When I act as a coach, I do not act as an attorney. I can’t and will not give you legal advice nor replace your attorney, should you have one. However, I can certainly give you information regarding the legal system, its workings, its benefits and its challenges and support you during the legal process.
Coaching will give you back control of your life – it will empower you!