The first step is a consultation between coach and client. The consultation allows us to get to know one another, determine whether coaching is right for you and lastly to get a sense of whether or not we would be a good fit. The rapport and connection between coach and client must be present and strong in order for you to reap the full benefits of coaching. I encourage you to carefully consider whom you choose to work with.
If you decide to engage in coaching, our first meeting would involve discussing the content of the in-take packet that you would have filled in prior to this initial coaching session. This session will allow me to get to know more about you and how I can best coach you. Usually this first session lasts anywhere from an hour to two.
Coaching takes place within the context of a dialogue between the coach and client that is designed to further the client’s growth, learning and action toward their desires and intentions. Coaching is essentially about insight, learning and choosing to act. These three empower the client to feel naturally generative and naturally empowered. Coaching’s great gift remains that coaches focus on clients learning and development as well as on achieving desires.
Coaching is notable for its flexibility in regard to setting. Coaching sessions can and do take place in my office, on the phone or over the Internet. It is not necessary for coaches and their clients to have ever met face-to-face for sessions to be effective and powerful.