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Things to Know

What Is Coaching?

There are many definitions of coaching. In summary iPEC Coaching and the International Coaching Federation define coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Clients invest in the coaching process and agree to be accountable for their actions.

How Is Coaching Different From Therapy?

While the life coaching I provide can be therapeutic, it is not therapy. Coaching does not address psychological issues.  While emotional issues may arise, the primary focus is to help identify your goals, achieve them, and develop constructive habits and skills. Though the past is touched, the focus is on creating what you want  now and in the future.

Why Should I Partner With A Coach?

A Professional Life Coach is a trusted partner who can help you identify and uncover what keeps you from reaching your fullest potential. It is a one-on-one relationship that provides a supportive and non-judgmental space to help you create what you want for yourself. This process is done by emotionally connecting one’s inner purpose and passion to outer goals and tasks to bring about extraordinary results. It consists of steps to help you identify and reframe your thoughts and attitudes. It can also help you break negative habits, acquire new methods of identification and take action to achieve your maximum potential! With the help of a coach, a results-oriented client can manage their lives better, create more fulfillment and identify and live their dreams.


If you want to take advantage of an opportunity or feel “stuck” on the path to achieving your goals, or simply believe there’s something more to discover in your personal or professional life, partnering with a professional coach could benefit you.

Positive coaching impacts include:

     •   Improved communication skills

     •   Increased self-esteem/self-confidence

     •   Increased productivity

     •   Optimized individual/teamwork performance

     •   Improved work/life balance

     •   Increased well-being

     •   Improved business management strategies

     •   Expanded professional career opportunities

     •   Accelerated on-boarding into a new professional role

What Types Of People Have Life Coaches?

People from all walks of life work with professional Coaches to help attain their goals. It is best for those who want to take initiative in their own life. People who get a Life Coach are committed to a more fulfilled life and are willing to do the work needed to get there.

How Will Life Coaching Help?

The results vary depending on what you bring to the relationship. The most successful coaching partnerships begin with a client who has a clear idea they  want to sustainable change and are open to collaboration and new perspectives.


As a coaching client, your role is to:

     •   Create the coaching agenda based on personally meaningful goals

     •   Assume full responsibility for your own decisions and actions

     •   Use the coaching process to promote possibility thinking and fresh perspectives

     •   Engage big-picture thinking and problem-solving skills

     •   Take the tools, concepts, models and principles provided by your coach and engage in effective forward actions

What Are Examples Of Goals I’d Address With A Coach?

Common reasons for partnering with a coach include:
 Finding your purpose/passion
     •   Create actionable plans to accomplish goals
     •   Optimizing work performance
     •   Expanding career opportunities
     •   Increasing self-esteem/self-confidence
     •   Maximizing potential
     •   Defining strengths and weaknesses
     •   Improving business management strategies
     •   Managing work/life balance

How Do I Find A Coach?

Before you begin the process of hiring a coach, reflect on your objectives for the coaching engagement. Being clear on your goals during the hiring process enables you to find the coach best-suited to help you reach them. Ask the coach about his or her qualifications, experience and skills. Selecting a coach who holds a Credential ensures that you’re working with the best in the industry. Possession of a Credential is a clear sign of a coach’s commitment to professional excellence.

Are The Sessions Confidential?

What we discuss is confidential. However, our discussions are not privileged for legal purposes. The privilege of confidentiality that exists for clergy, therapists and attorneys is not granted to coaching professionals. That said, your sessions and personal information will always be protected.

How Long Do People Generally Work With A Life Coach?

For certain types of focused coaching, 3 to 6 months of working with a coach may work. For other types, people may find it beneficial to work with a coach for a longer period of time. Factors that may impact the length of time include: the types of goals, the ways individuals or teams like to work, the 'frequency of coaching sessions, and financial resources available to support coaching.

What Is Your Cancellation Policy?

I require a 24 hour notice to cancel all sessions.  Please be sure to contact me if you will not be able to make your scheduled appointment in order to avoid being charged for the session.

Can I Book A Free 30 Minute Session?

Of course!! Email me at or call 773.242.9685.

What Are Your Fees?

Call for a free 30 minute session.  After your session decide what best suits your needs.

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