If you have never had an Executive Coach, there a lot of assumptions about what an Executive Coaching relationship looks like that need to be clarified. If you have a questions that is not asked below, please email me and I will do my best to answer it for you.
Are our sessions confidential?
- I am a member of the International Coaches Federation and am bound by their ethical standards. Those standards include strict adherence to confidentiality standards. Anything you share in our sessions will not be shared, unless I have written permission from you to do so.
Do we meet in person or via the phone?
- All of our sessions will take place over the phone, unless you request otherwise. All I ask is that you are in a location where there are no distractions (no driving, please), so you can focus on digging into the situations you bring forward.
How can I determine the qualifications of a coach?
- The International Coaches Federation (ICF), http://www.coachesfederation.org , acts as the governing body for the coaching industry. They have established guidelines which include rigorous education and practice requirements to ensure all coaches are equipped with the skills necessary to guide people through their journey of development. Here are the classifications from the ICF:
- Associate Certified Coach (ACC) – 60+ Hours Training + 100+ Hours Coaching experience
- Professional Certified Coach (PCC) – 125+ Hours Training + 500+ Hours Coaching experience
- Master Certified Coach (MCC) – 200 + Hours Training + 2500+ Hours Coaching Experience
What’s the difference between Executive Coaching, Life Coaching, Business Coaching, or Personal Development Coaching?
- To most people they all are referring to the same practice of Coaching. The biggest distinction is between Executive Coaching and Life Coaching. Executive Coaching primarily focuses on individuals in a business setting. That being said many times Executive Coaching sessions will bleed into life challenges; however it primarily remains focused on developing yourself to further your career or business. Whereas Life Coaching is primarily focused on navigating issues in your personal life that may bleed into your workplace or career. The short answer is: Executive Coaching focuses on it’s impact to your business; while Life Coaching focuses on it’s impact in your personal life.