Coaching is a form of consulting. Like a consultant, a coach will assist the client in setting specific goals, devising a game plan to achieve those goals, solving problems, making decisions and resolving conflicts. A notable distinction, however, is that the coaching relationship is more personal and broader in scope than the usual consultant relationship. A coach is committed to all aspects of a client’s life, realizing that the facets of life are interrelated.
Simply put, coaching is about setting goals and achieving dreams, moving into action and striking a balance between the four aspects of who we are: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual being. A coach can be an interesting mix of cheerleader, objective listener, ideas person, catalyst for growth, and much more. A personal coach may not have you running marathons, yet they will surely ask for the best from you.
Psychotherapy is generally more concerned with the client’s past – working through trauma, blocks, earlier exxperiences, etc., whereas coaching is generally more concerned with the present and future – setting clear goals and going about attaining them. Coaching is about assisting you motivationally in overcoming obstacles and blocks and getting results. Coaching is about having an accountability partner who knows your dreams and goals and reminds you them at just the right time.
Coaching can take place in a face-to-face meeting or clients can take advantage of the convenience of Virtual Coaching. Virtual Coaching is usually a combination of telephone sessions, e-mail, fax and Internet chat. Coaching can be done from the convenience of your home or work. You don’t even have to live in the same city as your coach.
Coaching is a 50/50 partnership. Monique supports clients in creating and designing the life that they truly want and in helping them obtain success as they personally define it.
Monique’s specialties include:
- The self employed professional who dreams of further developing their practice
- The person in transition or at a crossroads ready to overcome obstacles and move forward
- The person seeking wellness, balance, and personal achievement
- The business person or entrepreneur who dreams of expanding their business
If you know someone who would benefit from coaching, perhaps even yourself, Monique would be happy to talk with him or her in order to see how she can be of service. Like most coaches, Monique schedules a 30-minute time for a free consultation.