Confidentiality: The Coach and Client recognize that the
nature of the coaching relationship involves the passing of personal and
business information that may be highly confidential. As such, the Coach agrees
that, unless express permission is granted, all coaching calls and conversations
and written communications remain completely confidential between the Coach and
Client, except where prohibited by law.
How to Get the Most out of Your Coaching
It is important to both of us for you to benefit greatly from
the time we spend together each week, and also during the time between our
calls. This brief exploratory template is used to maximize our mutual
understanding of where you are and where you want to go, and to help you to know
what to expect from Coaching.
Rewarding Action #1 - Make a List of What You Value, what You
Love, and what You Really Want in Life
Coaching works best when you have clear goals that are in
alignment with your needs and values. If you’re unclear about any of these, we
can discuss them during our call.
Rewarding Action #2 - Get to Know Your Self in New Ways
Working with a Coach is a healthy way to grow. Most Clients
hire a Coach to accomplish several specific goals. Coaching is all about being,
and expressing, your genuine best self. Don't be surprised if you discover new
parts of your self, or if you find your goals adjusting themselves, to who you
really are, and who you want to be. This discovery process is natural, so you
needn't rush it, just realize it will likely happen. Accelerated personal and
professional growth is the hallmark of being coached.
Rewarding Action #3 – Your Coach Is Here to Fully Participate
In Our Partnership
It is Your Coach’s job to:
for many things, such as your assumptions and conclusions,
what you’re saying in your self talk; evidence of emotional pain that blocks
action; what motivates you and excites you; self doubt, growth you may not be
giving your self credit for, resources you already have available but may not as
yet recognize, and much more.
What are your goals; what do you love; what may be
frightening you that limits you from taking action; are you being present time
oriented; are you willing to trust your self, have courage, and take action; how
do you see your self moving forward in this goal; what inner work must you do to
dare to be your real self consistently in your life, how can I
best support you now, and much more.
Your Coach assists you in defining your personal and
professional goals in alignment with your needs, values and your genuine self;
assists you in creating strategies, discovering resources, and taking action
A Coach is an equal not an expert or an authority. A Coach
does not give counseling or therapy, instead a Coach makes requests, offers
suggestions, advice and opinions, and shares intuitive hunches, that may be
helpful in facilitating your ongoing forward momentum. Your Coach is an equal
partner in designing your action plan. When your Coach makes a recommendation
for action, you always have the power to stop and renegotiate your action
Strenghtening and Heartening:
It is your Coach’s job to cheer you on; to see your strengths
and to tell you about them; to help you to overcome self doubt, and accept your
self as the person of strength and competence that you really are; to be the
emotional bridge who holds the space for you to dare to risk and change.
It is your Coach’s job to help you stretch yourself toward
your dreams, to think bigger, to go farther, to be committed, to grow and
achieve more than you’ve dared to imagine.
Staying in Present Time:
Your Coach will help you remember that our power is always in
the present moment. In order to be in the present moment, it is necessary to
have a certain detachment from outcomes. Rather than attach fixedly to a
specific outcome we desire it is more effective to remain flexible and open
while we are making progress. In present time we always have the power of
Telling The Truth:
It is your Coach’s job to tell the truth 100% of the time,
from a viewpoint of compassion and an intention of your well being. Occasionally
this may take the form of confronting you with a truth that you may prefer to
avoid or deny. Your Coach offers you a mirror that has no judgments attached.
Developing Self Trust:
It is your Coach’s job to assist you in seeing your self as a
resource you can trust and depend on. Knowing that you can trust your self, and
reach out to others in collaboration is strength. Becoming dependent on your
Coach is not what Coaching is about.
Rewarding Action #4 It Is Your Job To Participate Fully In
Make A Commitment
Fully invest your self in this opportunity for accelerated
growth and accomplishment. Show up for your coaching call on time and fully
here, ready to problem solve, reflect, strategize, and celebrate.
Keep our partnership clear of undue distractions by paying
your coaching fee on time as agreed.
Give your self enough time to fill out the Prep Form so you
have time for thought and reflection. The Prep Form is an important tool that
assists us in staying focused on Your Agenda during our Coaching session.
The Prep Form facilitates our ability to quickly move forward to the tasks at
hand. Always be sure to send the Prep Form at the agreed upon date and time so
that your Coach has some time to reflect as well.
We all are more energetic, able to cope, and are inspired
when our own needs are being met. Make a commitment to nurturing your self and
your well being beginning with your first Coaching session and on out into your
future. If you want to work on expanding your ideas of self-nurture and getting
your needs met, let’s discuss it.
Be willing to reduce the clutter in your environment and in
your life that stands in the way of your progress toward your life and your self
as you’d like them to be. Though change can sometimes feel challenging, your
Coach is here to help you smooth the way.
Be Honest with Your Self and your Coach 100% of the time. I
want to hear everything you wish to express. Compliments and referrals
are happily received, and please, if you ever feel any dissatisfaction in your
coaching, speak up. This will keep our partnership strong. Partners communicate
with respect as equals, and trust each other’s intention of well being toward
one another. I welcome all of your input.
When you agree to take action, do your very best to complete
it. If you are having problems that are holding you back, feel free to email me
and we can discuss it via email or on a brief coaching call during the week.