What does make a coach different from asking my family and friends?
Like family and friends, a coach supports you and even knows you very well. However, a coach is a neutral third party. As a result, a coach can be honest with you and how you're doing, remind you of your goals, and hold you accountable to achieve them.
How long should I hire a coach for?
Every person is unique, but the driving factor is to determine what your goals are. I typically recommend a minimum commitment of 3 sessions. It allows you and your coach to outline a plan to achieve your goals and establish a good working relationship.
Is it important that my coach is certified?
A certified coach has invested in proper training to support you. However, one of the most important elements in a coaching relationship is strong chemistry. You need to feel comfortable to talk and open up. You should never ever feel undermined, judged, or inadequate. In fact, you should leave every session feeling positive.
Is coaching confidential?
Your confidentiality is important. With the ICF Code of Practice, your coach has a duty of confidentiality unless release is requested by law. If your company is sponsoring your coaching, your coach will update your company on your progress, but cannot reveal any details of our discussions without your agreement. Make sure your coach is clear about what is shared and what remains confidential.
Why should I book a complimentary session?
It's useful for you and your coach. You'll share about you, and see if you connect with your coach. You can ask questions about the process, the commitment, and costs. You can also inform your coach if you're seeing any other specialist that may be relevant to creating an open and honest working relationship. It's also important for the coach to confirm if they are the right person to help you.
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