1. Why do I need a coach?
You need a coach because you’re struggling. You feel lost. You have ideas about what you want to do but can’t follow through. You want non-judgmental support. You need accountability so that when you start to flail there’s someone keeping you going.
A coach holds you accountable, helps you set and complete goals, and supports you without judgement while you are in the vulnerable space of figuring things out. Together we get you through the blocks. We create a lasting way for making your plans happen.
2. What exactly is a “Certified Professional Coach”?
A Certified Professional Coach is someone who partners with you to help you stay accountable to your life goals. I completed my coach training through iPEC, an industry leader in coach trainings accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
3. Ok, so how is that different than a therapist?
In therapy the therapist is the expert, in coaching the client is the expert and the coach is the trusted guide.
A therapist helps you heal your past by investigating the WHY. They concentrate on moving you from the past to the present. A coach focuses on the present and moves you into the future by pinpointing the HOW.
4. What could I expect from coaching?
You could expect a sense of clarity, motivation, and the comfort of partnership. We’ll set goals, create projects that motivate you, and give you the accountability it takes to succeed in establishing how you want to do things. I will recommend things like meditations, talks, and readings to further your own self study.
5. How often, how long, and where are our sessions?
When we decide to work together, our first session will last 60-90 minutes. After that we meet once a week, ideally at the same time each week. This is important to establish a rhythm. Habits and instructions are much easier to create if you know what’s happening and what to expect.
Things we might have in common:
Black Out Drinking, drinking and parenting, drinking and maintaining “normal” life
Getting sober while married/in a committed relationship
Getting sober and parenting
Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, Sexual Assault
Working in the restaurant industry