"Coaching is unlocking a person's potential to maximize their own performance; helping them to learn rather than teaching them. Clients say coaching brings out their best by helping them to focus, break down tasks and clarify their values."

-Fortune Magazine

"The goal of coaching is the goal of good management: to make the most of an organization's valuable resources."

-Harvard Business Review

"Coaching is an ongoing partnership designed to help clients produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. Coaches help people improve their performance and enhance the quality of their lives.

Coaches are trained to listen, to observe and to customize their approach to individual client needs. They seek to elicit solutions and strategies from the client; they believe the client is naturally creative and resourceful. The coach's job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources, and creativity that the client already has."

-The International Coach Federation

"Coaching is having a dedicated mentor; it's getting knowledgeable support and encouragement and a new way of looking at things when you need it."

-Executive Female Magazine

Focuses and accelerates action path
Increases motivation
Improves management/leadership skills
Enhances adaptability
Addresses key areas of opportunity for development
Promotes creative thinking
Empowers individuals to achieve goals

"The Manchester Survey of 140 companies shows that nine in 10 executives believes coaching to be worth their time and dollars. The average return was more than $5 for each $1 spent."

-The Denver Post

"Recent studies show business coaching and executive coaching to be most effective for achieving sustainable growth, change and development in the individual, group and organization."

-HR Monthly

The process is unique to each client but typically includes the following steps:

  1. Specific issues and objectives are identified during initial meeting.
  2. Diagnostic tools may be utilized to gain objective insight:
    360 Degree Feedback
    Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator
  3. An action plan is jointly developed.
  4. Coach supports client weekly, in person or on the phone, to:
    Clarify issues
    Identify desired outcomes
    Overcome obstacles
    Create viable options for meeting objectives
    Determine weekly, actionable steps toward achieving goals
  5. Results are analyzed and processed on an ongoing basis.
  6. Reassessment takes place after initial three-month period.

  • Successful people, at all levels, who want to enhance their performance
  • Leaders who want to define/evolve their leadership style and increase their impact
  • Senior executives looking for a confidential and objective resource for strategically exploring critical tasks and management development
  • Professionals charting new territory: company mergers, newly promoted, new job function, new to the company
  • High-potential employees with performance issues
  • Sales managers who want to become permanent coaches for their teams
  • Anyone looking to create change successfully and efficiently

In today's fast-paced work environment, managers often lack the specialized expertise and time necessary to provide the type of support that can make a critical difference in an employee's development and performance.

An outside coach can guarantee focused attention, a truly objective sounding board, expert coaching and guidance, constructive feedback and complete confidentiality in a non-threatening environment.


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