Starlit Sky Coaching
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a coaching session?
To you a coaching session will just feel like an easy and open conversation.
Our coaching sessions will begin by exploring what you want to achieve, what issues you would like to address, understanding who you are and what your values are.
As we progress in our sessions, we will explore what your inner critic (or the negative voice in your head) says and discuss how it holds you back. Calming your inner critic and learning to change the dialogue into a positive conversation empowers you to achieve anything you desire.
Sessions will revolve around your specific focus, interests, issues or pain points so each session will be unique to you.
The more open you are to discovery and change, the more effective your sessions will be.
Where are sessions held?
Sessions can be held at my office in Vaughan (just north of Toronto), by phone or even online through Skype. Phone and online personal coaching sessions are great options to help fit coaching into your busy life and are just as effective as face-to-face sessions.
How long are coaching sessions?
Coaching sessions are 45 minutes in length.
How long do I need coaching for?
The length of our coaching relationship is really up to you. I recommend a minimum commitment of 2 months to truly discover and cement your results and to be honest, many of my clients ask to continue on afterwards because they see and experience the benefits life coaching provides.
Coaching vs. therapy
Therapy focuses on past problems or traumas and seeks to bring the client to normal function with the focus being on healing. Coaching, on the other hand, is focused on meeting you in the here and now and creating action plans for the future. The primary focus is on achieving your full potential and creating a fulfilling life with healing often being a side effect.
How to find a life coach
Finding the right life coach for you is important. You have to trust, feel comfortable and confident with your coach’s abilities to ensure you get the most out of your sessions. Take advantage of my complimentary sample coaching session to see if we would be a good fit to work together.
How can you determine if coaching is right for you?
To determine whether you could benefit from coaching, start by asking yourself whether you are currently in the role or career or living the life that you want in all areas. If there is a gap between where you want to be and where you currently are, coaching can be a great tool for closing that gap. If you feel that clarifying or accelerating the path to get there sounds appealing and you’re ready to be honest with yourself, coaching is right for you.
What will I have to do?
To get the best from Leadership, Career, or Life Coaching, you just need have a desire to have a more fulfilling life. It helps if you are honest within the coaching relationship and with yourself. Although the coaching sessions will just feel like a conversation and you will benefit from that, it is highly advisable that you give yourself time to commit to and complete the actions that you’ve agreed to at the end of each session. It will help you to get where you want to go faster. Ultimately your level of commitment will directly influence the speed and extent to which your goals will be realized.
What are some typical reasons someone might work with a coach?
An individual might choose to work with a coach for many reasons, including but not limited to the following:
- Unhappy in career but unable to see other options
- Job transition
- Success has started to feel empty
- Knows there is a gap between what they want and what is here and now
- A lack of confidence in present or future
- Feelings of stress, anxiety and worry about present or future…
- A feeling of “Is this it?”
- Feeling stuck in a job or circumstances
- Difficulty adjusting to a new job or circumstances
How are Leadership, Career, and Life Coaching different from one another?
The tools and techniques of the coach are exactly the same whether you are looking for Leadership, Career and Life Coaching. Although the focus may be different, each area of your life impacts every other area so similar to working out, it would not benefit you to just focus on one area of your life. In practice, our leadership ability and our careers have a major impact on the other areas of our lives and vice versa – although we can look at each area of your life individually, understanding that the different areas are intertwined will help you achieve your goals in whichever area more quickly as the same part of us informs all areas of us.