Coaching sets into motion a process of change – or compliments a change process already underway. For change to stick, we all need time to step back. Coaching conversations create space for reflections and insights that you may have been thinking about but haven’t yet articulated. In a coaching session, your attention can shift away from everyday pressures, creating the space needed to create your future.
Coaching is about moving beyond an identity that no longer serves us. It is about purposefully and intentionally fine-tuning ourselves and our leadership style and skills and then fully stepping into that new identity. This does not mean that we have to completely let go of what and who we have been in order to become something new. Instead, we create continuous progress toward our goals by discovering, reorganizing, gaining new skills, and mastering new behaviors.
Coaching is an equal & collaborative partnership between two individuals where the coach is focused on serving the client’s development. As a coach, I work with each client to co-create unique leadership goals, and then move towards those goals through curiosity, reflection and introspection to create forward momentum. Clients commit to between six and 12 one-hour coaching sessions over a three to 6-month period. Coaching can be done in person (if you are local to the Des Moines area), on the phone, or on webcam. Everything discussed is confidential.
Coaching is not mentoring, therapy, cheerleading, or consulting. In Coaching, our primary focus is on your future: identifying and achieving your vision. A coach leads from behind – as client, you choose the goal, the topic, the direction of each conversation.
If you are interested in learning more and/or are wondering if coaching is right for you at this time, I invite you to schedule time for us to talk. You can share your leadership hopes and goals, ask any questions, and we can determine if we are a good fit for each other.