A professional coach is both partner and confidant—your greatest encourager and biggest supporter. A good coach gets to know you well enough to call out the best in you. Coaching leverages every situation to build your capacity as a person and a leader. The coaching environment provides a safe space to create, innovate, and think outside the confines of routine and responsibilities.
Coaching has become increasingly more popular. Why? Because it works. From athletes to executives, celebrities to high-profile CEOs, more and more individuals and organizations are recognizing the benefits of coaching. The International Coach Federation (ICF), the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession, defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.
Coaching brings out the best in individuals (personally and professionally), an outcome that’s difficult to achieve through teaching, mentoring, or consulting. Great coaching encourages a positive mindset and leverages probing questions to help you discover what’s best for you.
Coaching can help you get back on track. Reevaluate your strengths and repurpose your unique combination of skills and abilities so that you can achieve your higher purpose. In an interview with Harvard Business Review, Richard Boyatzis, professor at Case Western Reserve University, said every professional could benefit from having a coach. A coaching relationship moves beyond mentoring or sponsoring by focusing on long-term values and aspirations.
With increased self-awareness, it's easier to manage the emotions and behaviors (positive and negative) that impact our relationships. In the book Working With Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman cites the Harvard Business School research, which determined that EQ counts for twice as much as IQ and technical skills combined in determining who will be successful.
Powerful questions, rather than instruction or advice, are best at raising awareness and increasing responsibility. When you partner with a professional coach, you will get clear—prioritize what's important to you, and uncover (or rediscover) purpose, regain power, and recognize direction.
Your coach will use a well-established and widely accepted sequence based on:
Your interests become the foundation for goal setting: what you want to accomplish. You set the agenda. The coach’s role is that of a skilled facilitator—a professional trained to listen and ask powerful, thought-provoking questions. You will establish both short and long-term goals.
What is your present reality? Together, with your coach, you’ll carefully consider the current facts as they relate to the goals you’ve set. It’s critical to determine present reality with objectivity. Only then can you refine your purpose (goals) and change them to fit your desired objectives and highest outcomes.
The options stage is the space to data-dump, brain-storm, and stimulate your thinking. Quantity is more important than quality. It's here that we expand your thinking. The purpose is to 'see' with a new set of eyes—from different perspectives, not to qualify or critique. You will later determine the feasibility and priority of your options.
In this final stage, discussion and evaluation move to decision. Together, we create your action plan. Leaders take responsibility, so only you can answer the question: What am I willing to do? Your ability to lead and influence others starts with the capacity to lead yourself. A proper learning environment creates ideal conditions for performance improvement. Your coach will provide support and accountability.
MLS, MBA, MTh, MS
Kathleen earned a Master’s degree from The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University’s School of Law; MBA at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; Masters in Theology, Biblical Studies at Liberty University; and her Master of Science at Kansas State University. She is a Certified Growth Coach through Lifeforming Leadership Coaching, trained by the Christian Coaching School.
As an executive coach, Kathleen partners with people that want someone they can trust—who listens intently, appreciates their vision, understand their challenges, and helps prioritize their goals. She recognizes the importance of the coaching environment and knows that personal development, creativity, and transformational change only occur in a place of acceptance, encouragement, and accountability.
President & Founder
The most significant value I've received from Kathleen has been through coaching. Her skill and breadth of business experience revealed the strategic insight and direction I needed to propel my life and ministry.
MLS, Case Administrator
She helped me organize my thoughts and interests to focus on an obtainable goal. She helped me brainstorm possibilities and kept me accountable so that I could reach my goals.
As creatures of habit, we tend to approach change, challenges, and circumstances the same way every time, regardless of the situation.
Albert Einstein is sometimes credited with saying: "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." (Although, according to History.com, the great physicist never actually said that).
The results in a 2013 Gallup study showed that only 30% of the U.S. workforce is engaged at work while the ratio of engaged to actively disengaged employees is 2-to-1. The finding means that 70% of the American workforce is not reaching its potential. In other words, workers are underperforming. The net effect is a substantial negative impact on our economy. It's estimated that employee underperformance costs U.S. companies more than $500 billion a year. Ultimately, impacting consumers.
Is it any surprise that the average person changes jobs 10 to 15 times during their career? This level of employee dissatisfaction is alarming, given that we spend approximately 13 years and two months of our lives at work—nearly one-quarter of a lifetime! (Paysacle.com).
Private Client Coaching. 3-Month Package. Nine (9) private coaching sessions. 45-minutes each.
Private Client Coaching. 6-Month Package. Eighteen (18) private coaching sessions. 45-minutes each.
The same Private Client Coaching program with 3 monthly installments for your convenience.
The same Private Client Coaching program with 6 monthly installments for your convenience.
If you are unsatisfied for any reason, let us know, and you will receive a refund for any unused coaching sessions, no questions asked.
At checkout, you'll be asked to create a password for your private client portal. After your payment is processed, you'll receive an email with your login credentials. The private client portal provides access to a Member Home Page and a My Account Page. The Coaching Calendar is on the Member Home Page. Here you will schedule your initial coaching session and return to book subsequent sessions. You're responsible for scheduling the coaching sessions. The calendar allows you to choose a date and time that's convenient for you. You will receive email instructions with all the information you need.
Momentum is an essential aspect of the coaching process. That's why we recommend scheduling your coaching appointments approximately one (1) week apart. You select the date and time to meet with your coach using the calendar scheduling page. The coaching package (e.g., 3 Month Program) references the approximate amount of time it will take to complete the coaching process with weekly meetings (and a one week break each month). However, the package you purchase determines the total number of coaching sessions you'll receive.
Better performance, increased efficiency, discovering purpose, gaining clarity around an important decision, improving relationships, turning a dream into reality, etc. The list is endless; wherever you determine a need for change or have a desire to grow.
Ask yourself, “What do I want to accomplish?”
You are not under any obligation to complete the coaching program. It must be right for you. That's why we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
If you aren't satisfied for any reason, let us know, and you will receive a refund for any unused coaching sessions, no questions asked.
Your coach will work to encourage, support, and help hold you accountable. However, the results are up to you—the output is a function of the input.
Yes—depending on the goals you set, and the time we have, you may be able to work on more than one goal in your coaching program. While you'll be setting short and long-term goals, it's usually best to work on one objective (or long-term goal) at a time.