Are there professional standards for the coaching industry?
Yes, the International Coach Federation (ICF), of which I am a member, requires all coaches to adhere to a code of ethics, core competencies and accreditation processes. To learn more about this, click here: http://coachingfederation.org/
What’s the difference between coaching, mentoring, consulting and therapy?
Coaching is not the same as mentoring, consulting and therapy. Each of these have proven and important benefits, but their purpose is different and they use different methodologies.
Mentorship is when a colleague, teacher or supervisor shares their knowledge, skills and experience to help someone progress and grow.
Consultants provide subject matter expertise beyond what their client already knows. They give clients their analysis and recommendations and tell clients what to do in order to solve a specific business issue.
Therapists help people deal with mental health difficulties and provide assessment and diagnosis. Thereapy often involves reflecting on your past so you can move beyond painful or traumatic experiences that are hindering your wellbeing.
Coaching is a pragmatic process that focuses on helping you uncover your natural strengths and gain insights on what makes you thrive. It helps you make decisions and take actions that allow you to achieve specific goals. The Coach holds you accountable so you increase commitment and motivation. Coaching is always forward-looking, highlighting where you want things to be in the future, regardless of what has occured in the past.
It is possible that a coaching client could also be working with a mentor, consultant or therapist at the same time.
How will I know you are the right coach for me?
During our introductory call we will identify if coaching will be of benefit to you and if it will help you achieve the outcomes you want. This conversation will also give you a chance to decide if I am the right coach for you and if you like my process and approach.
Click on my “About Me” page if you would like to learn more about me and my coaching approach.
Please email me at Lili@ShalevShawn.com to schedule a free 30 minute introductory call.
What can I expect from you as my coach?
As your coach, I will:
Respect the confidentiality of everything we discuss.
Be a partner in bringing out the best and the truest in you so you can maximize your potential.
Operate as a sounding board and give you honest input and straight feedback.
Expand your view of what is possible and promote discovery of new insights.
Listen carefully to what you say and ask questions that increase awareness.
Provide encouragement, support and safety in an environment in which you can relax and explore.
Be an on-going resource for you in developing commitment so you accomplish your intentions.
How do I get started in the coaching process?
If you are interested in beginning the coaching process, please email me at Lili@ShalevShawn.comto get started or to schedule a complimentary 30 minute meeting to discuss my coaching approach and answer any questions.
Have additional questions?
Please email me at LIli@ShalevShawn.com if you would like more information or would like to schedule a complimentary phone call to chat about the coaching process.