“Goals. There’s no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There’s no telling what you can do when you believe in them. And there’s no telling what will happen when you act upon them.” - Jim Rohn
What is Coaching?
Coaching is a practice that helps people build more meaningful and fulfilling lives through personal development. It allows them to identify things they would like to improve in their life along with challenges that are holding them back.
What Does Coaching Help With?
Coaching can address a range of concerns in people’s personal and professional lives. Some of the concerns coaching can help with include:
Things to Know About Coaching
Coaching is a powerful tool that can assist people in improving their overall life quality and satisfaction. It has several features which can help people achieve this change:
It is Future-Oriented
Coaching is a practice that focuses on crafting a better future by making changes to the now. Unlike therapy, coaching does not concern itself with the client’s past or understanding how the past shapes the present. On the contrary, it paves the way for a better future by working around present challenges. So, instead of fixating on the problem, coaching helps clients come up with strategies and solutions to address those problems. This brings us to the art of goal-setting.
It is Goal-Oriented
Coaches help clients to identify their present challenges. Once they’re aware of what is holding them back, clients can work together with coaches to come up with actionable goals and how to achieve them. This fosters a growth mindset, which redirects the client’s focus from the problem to the solution It is collaborative The relationship between a client and coach is that of a team. The client has the flexibility to explore their problems and the direction in which they expect the coaching to progress. The coach listens without judgment and works with the client to ensure that their goals are met. This creates a supportive relationship without unequal power dynamics.
It is Empowering
Coaching is centred on motivating the client to set goals and make important changes. The client is not seen as a victim, but rather as someone who has the potential to improve and simply requires motivation. As part of this approach, many coaches use techniques like Motivational Interviewing (MI). An environment of support and empowerment can also help to boost the client’s self-confidence.
Benefits of Coaching
Coaching can result in long-term positive life changes, some of which include:
Note: Coaching is not a substitute for therapy. Therapy is a clinical practice that deals with serious mental health conditions like anxiety and depression. Coaches do not address mental health conditions or disorders.
Wellness Presentations & Group Coaching
I also offer wellness presentations that I present to a variety of different types agencies, businesses and groups to help improve the well-being of their participants and staff. Presentations can be created on a number of different topics including:
Reach Out Today!
Located in the beautiful Orchard Treatment & Wellness Center at 4012 Perth Rd #107, Shakespeare Ontario, myself and the Reclaim & Rise Counselling group are local to Stratford, Tavistock, New Hamburg, and the Kitchener-Waterloo area. Our clinicians also offer remote therapy across Ontario so that you can access the support you need - no matter where you are!
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