What is Coaching?
At one time or another, most of us experience a feeling that something in our lives needs to change. Whether the desired change is physical, mental, spiritual or emotional, our sense of balance and wellbeing is off, and we know that we must take action. The question is, how and where to begin. This is where coaching can help.
Coaching is a powerful, collaborative process that strengthens the wisdom you already have within you, allowing you to skillfully establish goals, design strategies, initiate steps and achieve your goals.
The coaching relationship is co-created in a safe, supportive environment of confidentiality, mutual trust and respect. This creates a partnership that fosters and encourages self-discovery. You will discover and align with what you want to achieve, eliciting solutions and strategies that move you consistently in the direction of your goals.
Coaching is about creating awareness. When your awareness shifts, then you shift – when you shift then life as you experience it shifts.
As the client, you will drive the coaching experience. Through active listening and powerful questioning I serve as facilitator. This process helps you to create awareness, discover and release your potential, and design solutions and strategies to achieve your desired results.
Everyone has their unique set of dreams, goals and desired outcomes along with their own collection of fears, resistance and reservations. I will meet you without judgment, and help you to find comfortable ways to stretch and move forward into areas you may not have considered possible before.
Coaching harnesses the desire and energy for change and converts that energy into momentum through focused action.
As a professional coach I listen carefully to your vision and help keep you on track as you design and go through the necessary steps to achieve your desired goals. Through our work together, you will define what constitutes success for yourself.
Who uses Coaching?
- People in transition
- People who are at crossroads
- People who feel stuck
- People with a bucket-list of dreams not yet acted on
- People who want balance in their lives
I focus on “The Model of Human Functioning” or “Action-Results” model that states:
First come Thoughts – then Feelings – then Actions – then Results.
Awareness of our thoughts is powerfully transforming and is an essential element to bring about change. When you take a more conscious role in your life you begin to act on the world rather than being acted upon.
How I Work
Do you work by phone or in person? For the most part, our coaching work will be done either by phone or skype with email support as needed. Coaching by phone is a powerful method because it eliminates distractions, allowing you to focus on the content of our conversation. Having the conversation from the comfort of your home or office is convenient and allows you to be in a relaxed, safe setting that supports you in your ability to focus on the dynamics of the coaching session. This method is also cost effective as there is no time or expense wasted traveling to and from appointments.
How often will we meet? Coaching conversations are typically scheduled once a week for one hour. This works well by building support, momentum and accountability. Working together weekly helps you to move forward faster, and to progress further than you might now imagine. However, the frequency and duration can be altered to suit your individual needs and preferences.
How long will we work together? Most coaching engagements are held over a period of three months. It takes about three months for most people to clarify the direction they want to take, design strategies to get moving in that direction, and then begin to see results. This can vary though. Some people may want less time, while many others continue on beyond three months as long as they continue to receive valuable results from the coaching.
What if I just want to try it out? To get started, I offer a complimentary consultation so we can discuss what your needs are, determine if coaching is appropriate for your needs, and if working together feels like a good fit.
What if I need to cancel or I miss a scheduled call? If you need to cancel a coaching call please notify me by email at Janet@JanetEttele.com with 24 hours notice so we can reschedule the call at no additional charge.