What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a member of the International Coach Federation, and I regularly attend continuing education workshops, seminars and guest speakers.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I worked with my own coach for the first time in 2009. At the time I was managing a small team and working with external stakeholders. The results I had through coaching transformed the way I managed and led, the way I conducted myself professionally, and the way I managed myself. My team, my boss and even close friends and family noticed a significant and positive shift. And it has stuck!
Ultimately, I saw how powerful coaching can be, and I identified this as a career I would move into in the future, to offer others this incredible service.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I coach people to live and lead at their highest potential. I take a values- and emotions-based approach, working with clients to determine what their values are and how to set goals and make decisions with these at top of mind.
Professionally I coach individuals and small teams for enhanced leadership, strategic planning, better communication and more.
Personally I coach individuals to make better decisions, find more joy in their lives, and improve relationships.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Ensure you have a good rapport with your coach. There will be deeply personal - and sometimes difficult - conversations. This is a partnership relationship, and as such there must be trust and respect.
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