FAQ – Executive Coaching

Most clients prefer to schedule meetings every two weeks. This timeframe allows ample time for clients to work on and complete their action steps between sessions, fostering steady progress towards their goals. While many clients opt for the same day and time for consistency and convenience, scheduling is flexible to accommodate individual preferences and scheduling constraints. Ultimately, the frequency and timing of meetings are tailored to best suit the needs and preferences of each client.

Booking appointments is easy. I’ll provide you with my calendar link, allowing you to schedule sessions on days and times that work best for you. I usually reserve my coaching days on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with some flexibility available. The first session is 90 minutes, while subsequent sessions are typically 45 minutes. I encourage you to book 3-4 sessions (or more) ahead of time if possible, ensuring consistency in our coaching journey.

Once you’ve decided to proceed with coaching services with me, I’ll send you a form to complete, helping me learn more about you and your coaching goals. During this session, we’ll refine your goals, delve deeper into the Holistic Leadership Wheel, and if time allows, engage in a 15-30 minute coaching session. If you haven’t completed the form in advance, we’ll use the full 90 minutes to complete it together.

I offer flexibility in how I connect to ensure it aligns with your preferences and needs. I can meet virtually via a video platform using my Zoom Pro account, allowing for face-to-face interaction and the option to share screens during activities like brainstorming sessions or personalized debriefs. Alternatively, if you prefer the simplicity and focus of a phone call, I’m happy to connect via telephone. Research indicates that both methods—video and phone—are highly effective for coaching sessions. Ultimately, the choice is yours. My goal is to create an environment where you feel most comfortable and can derive the greatest benefit from our sessions.

During our coaching sessions, we’ll cover various topics to enhance your leadership skills, and here are examples of common topics:

– Defining goals and identifying obstacles.
– Discovering your authentic leadership style.
– Aligning values with goals and decisions.
– Developing self-awareness and applying insights.
– Establishing daily routines for progress.
– Improving team management and collaboration.
– Managing demands effectively, including prioritization and boundaries.
– Preventing burnout for self and team.
– Improving health and well-being.

These sessions are tailored to your needs, ensuring focused discussions on your leadership development journey.

Research suggests that preparation and reflection before coaching sessions enhance their effectiveness. Therefore, I provide a form for you to complete before our sessions, typically taking 5-10 minutes. While this is not mandatory, I encourage you to carve out time in your busy schedule before and after our sessions for reflection and decompression.

Absolutely, if that’s what you find most valuable. Our sessions can focus on real-time challenges, making them a priority for our time together. It’s important to note that our conversations are entirely confidential. As your coach, my role is not to provide you with answers but to assist you in finding your own solutions. I may identify potential blind spots and offer observations to aid your progress. These interventions are always aimed at supporting you in achieving your desired results more efficiently and effectively.

Not a problem if you don’t have a specific topic in mind. The Session Preparation form, which you’ll be invited to complete in advance, can assist you in identifying areas for discussion. Additionally, we can use the Holistic Leadership Wheel to explore potential topics during our sessions. As we continue to work together, I’ll also develop a “coaching menu” based on our interactions and your evolving needs. Rest assured, I’m here to support you every step of the way.

Coaching sessions do not replace counseling and are not intended to provide advice or support for specific needs. If necessary, your coach may suggest counseling if it’s deemed beneficial for you. Confidentiality is maintained throughout our coaching sessions, except in cases where there is concern for your or others’ safety.

There are several ways I support you in advancing towards your goals. Firstly, in each session, we develop an action plan together, fostering accountability and ensuring clear steps forward. I provide gentle nudges if I notice any goals you may have put aside or placed on hold. Additionally, we conduct frequent check-ins, with formal assessments every quarter or halfway through our agreed coaching duration (whether it’s 6 months or 12 months), where you can review your progress through a report.

I’ve been a certified leadership coach since 2016. Coaching isn’t regulated, but I prioritize credibility and excellence. I hold the highest credential from the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as a Master Certified Coach (MCC). This requires:

  •  200+ hours of coaching education
  • 2,500+ hours of coaching experience
  • 10 hours of Mentor Coaching with an eligible mentor coach
  • A performance evaluation and the ICF Credentialing Exam

Additionally, I am certified in Strength Deployment Inventory and Leadership Circle Profile, which I use to support clients’ leadership growth. With over 20 years in the medical field as an occupational therapist, a Bachelor’s in Occupational Therapy, and a Master’s in Adult Education, I offer a unique blend of expertise to my coaching practice.

The SDI 2.0 is an assessment tool that I am certified in delivering. It’s a powerful tool that I personally use as a CEO on a weekly basis, and it has greatly supported me in both my professional and personal relationships. I’m excited to offer it to the clients I work with at a reduced cost. The SDI 2.0 provides valuable insights into motivation and behavior, helping individuals and teams understand their strengths and potential areas for growth. It also helps reduce and prevent conflict, enabling individuals to be more productive and satisfied with their work. You can find more information about the SDI 2.0 assessment [here]

The Leadership Circle Profile is a comprehensive leadership assessment tool that measures both the inner and outer dimensions of leadership. It evaluates key competencies and behaviors, providing insights into a leader’s strengths and areas for development. This profile helps leaders understand their impact on their teams and organizations, guiding them to enhance their effectiveness. By integrating feedback from multiple sources, it offers a clear, actionable roadmap for personal and professional growth, making it an invaluable resource for developing high-performing leaders. You can find more information about the Leadership Circle Profile [here]