FAQs

What is coaching?


Coaching is future-focused. We focus on your goals and set an attainable plan to achieve them. Coaching helps you identify the obstacles in your way and builds the confidence you need to transform and fulfill your potential. Coaching bridges the gap between where you are now and where you want to be tomorrow, making your goals become a reality. With coaching, we develop a relationship of encouragement and growth to challenge and drive results.




What are some aspects of a coaching program that I am likely to see?


~ Setting goals ~ Identifying and managing stress and pressure points ~ Developing and maintaining your vision ~ Analyzing performance and building on your strengths ~ Staying focused and motivated ~ Increasing self awareness ~ Developing a plan to stop putting energy into toxic situations or behavior ~ Establishing boundaries




Are coaching and therapy the same?


No. Coaching focuses on the future while therapy focuses on the past. Coaching establishes action while therapy establishes insight. Coaching is solution-oriented and helps you establish concrete goals and action plans. Therapy tends to be trauma-based and helps unveil past experiences to define your current situation. The two are distinctly different, yet they can come hand-in-hand when addressing certain issues. Sometimes we need therapy to identify experiences in our past to cope with our present. Other times, we need coaching to assess our present situation to plan our future. I’m here to provide coaching. Through my coaching, I partner with my clients to create structure and accountability around their issues.




What’s for me? Coaching or therapy?


Coaching sessions will feel different from therapy sessions. Coaching sessions are more structured and provide you with solutions and a concrete action plan. Therapy sessions tend to be more open-ended, typically determined by how you’re feeling or recent insights you have experienced. Are you looking for someone to keep you accountable as you identify and work towards your goals? Looking for more structure? Coaching might be the tool for you.
If you’re leaning more towards therapy, visit www.siliconvalleytherapy.co for more information.




How does coaching work?


Here’s the set up: ~ Schedule a free consultation so I can get to know you over the phone. This ranges from 20 - 30 minutes. ~ I develop a coaching program that addresses your issue. This is a plan with the best steps to help you move forward. ~ We continue 60 minute-long meetings (over the phone) twice a month. ~ I provide you with helpful resources, homework assignments, and additional support you may need. This is a collaborative work between the coach and the coachee. It is important to stay accountable to ensure the program is working for you and you are getting the results you need. The coaching program averages about 6 months in total.




How do I know when I should pursue coaching?


If you’ve ever had any thoughts like, “I feel stuck”, “I can’t move on” or “I’m overwhelmed” -- it might be time to set up some coaching sessions. Sometimes we can feel stuck. We know where we want to be, but we don’t know how to get there. That's when some extra support is helpful. We all need help sometimes - especially when it comes to identifying our strengths, weaknesses, and establishing a results-driven plan. I’m here to help you during this tough transition or stressful time and drive you towards a stronger, healthier lifestyle.




What types of coaching do you offer?


I focus on helping individuals in tough transitions, as well as adults with ADHD, and neurodiverse couples. In my work with neurodiverse couples, I help them to better understand each others’ differences and guide them to create a common language of connection. In my work with adults with ADHD, I help them play to their strengths, work around their weaknesses and show them that they are not broken. In my work with those going through a significant life transition, I emphasize the natural progression of change and how to make such a transition into an opportunity for growth. I serve as your brainstorming partner. Coaching is a collaborative relationship. I’m here to support, encourage, challenge, and drive results. It won’t be easy - you will still need to do the heavy lifting. I’m here to guide you.





Ready to make a change?

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