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What Does A Typical Coaching Engagement look Like? 

 The International Coaching Federation (ICF), the leading global organization for coaches and coaching, defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. A typical coaching engagement begins with an initial 15-30 minute free phone consultation to gauge the fit and needs of the client. This is followed by an intake session where the coach will use research based tools to help the client determine the area(s) of focus for the  coaching engagement( Recommended 4-10 Sessions). Tailored coaching sessions will then begin. Each session will focus on a goal and actionable take away. Sessions are based on a non-directive conversational framework and activities that lead to self discovery on the part of the coachee. Over the course of the engagement, the client is able to work through obstacles, take action , and hold themselves accountable through a step by step process. All of this adds up to the client breaking through to finding solutions, making changes, and thriving in their life. 

Coaching Vs. Therapy/Counseling

Coaching and therapy are both designed to enhance the well being of the client. Essentially a therapist or counselor is a licensed professional equipped to bring a client back to "normal functioning" in their life in terms of mental health. A certified life coach comes in when the client is at a point of normal functioning and is looking to thrive. The coach helps the client uncover obstacles and determine a way forward toward successful outcomes. Coaches and therapists can work separately or together to meet a clients needs. 

For Parents

Being a parent is a tough job. You see things that your growing child doesn't. As kids reach adolescence, they're neurologically wired to be more independent and seek out answers on their own. This is a great skill, but it can also be challenging. They may not be willing to follow your advice, even if it seems like it is just what they need. This is where coaching can help. As your child's coach, I'll work with them in the role of a non-judgmental, trusted adult and thought partner, and I will create a space for  them to be open and honest about who they are, who they want to be, and what they want in life. This is exactly what adolescents are trying to figure out during this phase. With my guidance and framework, this process becomes much easier and sets them up for successful outcomes that they can feel good about.

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