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Our chief want
is someone who will inspire us
to be what we know we could be.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson                                                                       


 
 
In addition to providing psychotherapy to families, couples and individuals, I also coach professionals who have goals in the areas of Emotional Intelligence or interpersonal skills.

DEFINITION OF COACHING

Coaching is an interactive process, a clearly-defined mentoring relationship which helps individuals—or organizations—establish and move towards specific goals.

Coaching aids in the development or mastery of needed competencies in areas such as leadership, communication and effective personnel management.

It is a strategic investment in your personal and professional growth.

Coaching is not therapy. When your main need, or the need of the employee for whom you seek help, is to work through situations from the past or to process difficult emotional experiences, therapy might be a more appropriate solution.

CHARACTERISTICS OF COACHING
• The first task of coaching is to help you develop individualized plans and goals—and an effective goal may be defined as
a dream with a deadline

A “SMART” goal must be
                         SPECIFIC
                              MEASUREABLE
                              APPROPRIATED (OWNED PERSONALLY)
                              REALISTIC
                              TIME-BOUND
Also, a goal should be
                               INSPIRING
                               ENGAGING

• Depending on your needs and availability we may interact once or twice a week for sessions of 15 minutes to an hour . . . or once every two weeks for a two-hour session

• We may “meet” by telephone, if this is more convenient for you

• It would also be possible for me, in many situations, to come meet with you in your office or workplace

• Coaching generally includes an element of accountability; once we identify your goals, I will help you set specific deadlines and accompany you as you make progress towards your goals within these deadlines


POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF COACHING
• The content of coaching sessions may include the following, as needed or required by you or by the employee for whom you are seeking a coach:

• Evaluating and increasing Emotional Intelligence (made up of
    those “soft skills” which may be more directly linked to
    success than are “hard” technical skills)
• Increasing self-awareness and self-understanding • Identifying
    and modifying those attitudes, beliefs or behaviours which
    might be obstacles to advancement
• Managing stress
• Managing anger
• Developing better communication skills and greater empathy
• Working on conflict resolution skills
• Gaining an understanding of how to work more effectively with
    different personality types
• Improving relationships with superiors, partners, employees and
    clients or customers
• Achieving a better work-life balance
• Exploring appropriate career choices or possible career moves
• Developing a personal vision or mission statement, and
    clarifying values, needs and desires



WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM ME


• a customized approach to your needs, drawing
  from more than 30 years of clinical experience and
  therapeutic intervention

• access to the expertise I have developed through
  consulting with organizations and managers
  since 1997

• my honest feedback after I have listened to your
  needs and concerns at length and after we have
  identified the “gap” between where you are and
  where you would like to be

• specific insights into how to become a more
  effective manager or supervisor, how to develop
  deeper empathy with your employees, how to
  motivate them more effectively, and how to
  maintain an appropriate professional distance
  and objectivity in your role

• greater awareness and appreciation of the
  solutions and strategies you may already have
  begun to develop and implement




 
 

 
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couple therapy, family therapy, individual therapy with adolescents, children, cognitive-behavioural approach/ CBT, systemic approach, brief solution-focused approach