1. What distinguishes coaching from counseling or consulting?
Counseling – In general terms, coaching is for healthy people wanting to make forward progress in their lives from “good” to “great”. Counseling is for those who are in need of healing from pain, dysfunction and of resolving issues from their past.
Consulting – Consultants provide an expertise and give specific recommendations for improvement. They may even help in implementing the solution. Coaching assumes that the client already has the expertise they need to solve their own problems. Coaches do not give advice but rather facilitate the client’s inner learning process through powerful questioning, encouragement and accountability.
2. I’m self-motivated, a good planner and good conceptual thinker - how can a coach help me?
From my personal experience as a coaching client, coaching can benefit anyone - even those of us who think we have it all together - if the process is given a chance to work. Working with a coach provides a sense of teamwork, encouragement, accountability and an objective insight into ourselves that we cannot get anywhere else. In addition, coaching makes the change process fun.
3. What is your typical coaching package?
My typical coaching package consists of three forty-five minute phone sessions per month. Local clients may schedule face to face sessions. Included in the package are complimentary emails between sessions and brief spot coaching calls.
4. How long does the coaching relationship last?
The average coaching relationship lasts about six months, with some lasting a year or longer. The relationship length depends on your commitment to the process and the goals you are trying to achieve. The results of the coaching experience will last a lifetime.
5. What must I do to ensure success with my coaching experience?
Be honest, both with me and with yourself. The better and more openly we can communicate, the more successful the process will be. Be open to doing things differently than you have before and be willing to be gently stretched outside of your comfort zone. If you commit to the coaching process, work hard and complete your assignments, you will see progress unfold.
6. What other questions regarding coaching do you have for Janna?
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