What is a coach?
A “trusted role model, adviser, wise person, friend, Mensch, steward, or guide – a person who works with emerging human organizational forces to tap new energy and purpose, to shape new visions and plans, and to generate desired results. A coach is someone trained and devoted to guiding others into increased competence, commitment, and confidence.” – F. Hudson, 1999
This was my first foray into coaching services and wasn’t sure what to expect. But I found so much value in working with Rachael. Her recipe is one part common sense, one part superb business knowledge, and one part genuine friendship. Her guidance really helped to transform my interactions with my staff and helped me to better organize and crystallize my thoughts. I accomplished a ton of projects that I had been putting off, but were necessary to make my office function better. I can’t say enough good things about the experience!” ~ Physician, Practice Partner
Why work with a coach?
There are many reasons why people work with a coach. A time of transition within an organization, personal role change, or that feeling of restlessness. Maybe you a looking for an outside thought partner who can hold up the mirror. Or you are unsure how to navigate a change in your organization. Particular team dynamics have you stumped? You have a goal, but are struggling to meet it. A coach will keep you accountable to yourself and share insights to help you reach optimal performance. You set the agenda, and a coach supports your journey of personal awareness. International Coaching Federation defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.
My approach to coaching
Authentic, values focused, and action oriented. I walk alongside my clients as they decide what steps they want to take to raise their personal and professional potential. Empathy, compassion, and support are a large part of who I am and how I coach. I share my experiences and observations and provide alternative ways of thinking. I believe in a nurturing environment to allow you to find your authentic and effective style. Focusing on your values, energy, and priorities is where your answers lie. I work with leaders at all levels. I specialize in working with Chief of Staff, Directors or those new to a leadership role.
I leverage a variety of assessments to provide you additional insights on your self exploration. I am certified in Myers Briggs Type Indicator Step II, The Predictive Index, and Emotional Intelligence EQi 2.0. I use other tools including, value identifiers, energy audits, well-being questionnaires, Leadership Practices Inventory, and a hands on approach with 360 multi-rater feedback. I stand firm in the power of Appreciative Inquiry and drawing on the shining moments of our lives to create the future we want.
What’s Next? Take A Step Forward.
If you are interested in pursuing coaching, contact me for an complementary coaching session. If I am not the right coach for you I can connect you to other coaches to help you reach your goals. I also conduct a variety of group coaching opportunities for both intact teams or individuals coming together with similar interests. Here are some tips from ICF on what to think about when hiring a coach.
Emotional Intelligence (EQ), self awareness, social awareness, relationship management are foundational to a peaceful, successful, fulfilling walk through life. Because I feel so passionate about raising EQ I offer an Emotional Intelligence Coaching Packing. This includes the EQi 2.0 assessment and 3 coaching sessions (50 mins) for $750. Contact me to raise your EQ awareness.
Journal of Positive Psychology: Does Coaching Work* shows that coaching has a significant positive effect on: Performance, Well-Being, Coping, Work Attitudes, Goal-Directed Self-Regulation. Check out this article from the Harvard Business Review on “What Can Coaches Do for You? or from the Harvard Business Schools on “What an Executive Coach Can Do for You.“
“The aim is to achieve excellence while creating an extraordinary life.” ~Dr. Jeffrey E. Auerbach., Ph.D., MCC
A Study of 114 Executives with Six months of coaching
88% Better able to define performance goals
76% Better insights into the drivers of decisions and their impact on others
75% Better able to adopt to the work environment and were more productive
75% More satisfied in the roles
Reported by the Executive Coaching: It Works, Kombarakaran, Young, Baker & Fernandes – Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 2008, Vol. 60, No. 1, 78-90
*Does Coaching Work? A meta-analysis. T. Theeboom, B. Beersma & A.E.M van Vianen – The Journal of Positive Psychology, 2013, 9:1, 1-18.