All of my coaching services are personalized. There are no canned programs or cookie-cutter approaches. Whether you are looking for support in your business, career, or life – your situation is unique.
Sure, many business owners want to increase revenues, many corporate executives want to capture market share, and many people need help after a major life change or loss. Just because you have the same challenge or problem as someone else, doesn’t mean that the solution that works for them will work for you.
My coaching is personalized because we each bring a specific history, skill-set, and collection of abilities that will dictate the ideal path to conquering challenges and surpassing goals. Everything I do is customized to a person’s goals. The topics are sort of mix and match since several may come together (for instance time management with leadership and balance).
Here is something my clients love: there is no long-term commitment. I am not looking to tie you into a multi-year agreement. I only ask for three months – that is a sufficient time frame to start seeing changes. Just like transforming your body at the gym takes time, so does transforming your business, your career, and your personal life.
I’ll be honest, the first three months can be tough. It can be hard to look inward honestly. Some clients resist a tad and then push through to the third month, see results, and many continue (their choice month-to-month) for six to nine months on average. If you stick with it, you will be glad you did.
Let’s talk more about my areas of coaching and their benefits …
Formal coaching (think organized, not scary!) for entrepreneurs, small business owners, start-up leaders, etc. who need guidance or perhaps just accountability as they create, launch, and manage their business systems. Focus areas include business planning, strategic planning, business start-up, marketing, and operational design … and sometimes – just plain ol’ confidence to set their pricing and go pursue prospects.
Formal coaching process designed for company leaders to increase operational efficiency, employee recruitment and retention, and profitability. Coaching activities are intended for executives and upper management to address leadership development, team building activities, interpersonal awareness, conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, business planning, and enhanced decision making.
Formal coaching process designed for individuals to assess their strengths and areas of need to achieve their goals by aligning their values, sustaining motivation, and removing obstacles. Individual focus areas include personal growth, time management, problem-solving, communication, life balance, and career transitions.
My ultimate goal in life is to teach teens to be triumphant! That’s my personal BHAG (Big Harry Audacious Goal). Trauma, despair, and tension are unavoidable at any age. However, if we build resiliency, we prepare our youth to succeed no matter what. My heart and soul is with teens (see my video on the home page if you haven’t yet had a chance to watch). I offer coaching with teens to help them with coping skills, building confidence and self-esteem by gaining awareness into who they are and what makes them unique. Sessions can focus on specific skill building activities (i.e., communication, time management, etc.), career and college preparation, or stress management. I do not offer psychological counseling however for more serious concerns such as depression, substance use/abuse, or violence.
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The coaching process is effective because of the client/coach relationship. The synergy and support allow the client to grow. The coach challenges the client and asks questions about relevant topics, highlights strengths, and uncovers hidden barriers in a confidential environment. In my practice, we do this in a safe, trusting environment and lighten it up with the occasional bit of humor.
Anyone can hire a coach although their motivations may be different. The majority of my clients include entrepreneurs, attorneys, doctors, consultants, business owners, human resource departments, managers, supervisors, and other professionals.
Coaching is increasing in demand because of the individual and organizational needs for establishing a unique brand, gaining a competitive advantage, creating collaborative workplaces, and achieving self-determination.
Possibly. It depends on your goals and your capacity for overcoming challenges while remaining focused and active on your objectives. Lots of people are successful without a coach. Conversely, almost everyone you ask will tell you that their lives or careers were enhanced by a mentor or supporter. Coaching is very similar. It’s like having someone in your corner who can help you see things clearly, support you while you face challenges, and keep you accountable for moving forward.
Coaches utilize a wide variety of skills including listening, clarifying, prioritizing, providing feedback, educating, challenging, evoking, directing, guiding, supporting and demonstrating. If you read my About Robin page [LINK to About page], then you know I draw from my background as a leader in business and in the mental health industry to provide customized coaching services.
Clients have goals for revenue/profitability, marketing and promotion, communication and thinking skills, personal development and growth, life balance, management and organizational skills, career advancement, financial independence, and problem-solving.
Coaching helps you develop skill-sets and tap into personal strengths that accelerate achieving goals: faster results, rapid personal development, clearer and sharper thinking, more financial security, meaningful accomplishment, more life satisfaction, more creativity and solutions, and higher profits.
Coaching principles are integrated from various professional disciplines including business and management theories, psychology, sports, eastern philosophy, parenting and communication, inspiration, and science. Personally, I find that coaching works best when you include a little bit of gentle sarcasm and humor.