Coaching is the process of collaborating, exploring, and creating awareness to help people identify their values and strengths, discover untapped resources, overcome obstacles, maximize their potential, and realize their goals. My style of coaching is attentive, transparent, and personable, emphasizing the discovery of fundamental motivations, aligning these with desired outcomes, and facilitating the design of measurable action plans (that leverage strengths) once motivations and desired outcomes are aligned.
In contrast to counseling or therapy, which is a deficit-based process that starts with a problem focus and emphasizes healing from that problem, coaching is a strengths-based relationship that assumes a person is whole, capable, and holding all the answers necessary to achieve a goal.
Coaching also differs from mentoring and training, in that coaching clients are prompted to find their own paths and solutions, rather than being provided with instruction, methods, and professional networks.
Finally, coaches need not be experts in their clients’ field or goal areas, since they are facilitating their clients’ process of generating awareness and achieving outcomes. This contrasts with consulting, in which experts share specific knowledge with their clients, who use that expertise how they wish.
Now that I have differentiated coaching from these other services, is coaching still what you're looking for? If so, see The Process for details on how to get started.