Starlit Sky Coaching
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a coaching session?
To you a coaching session will feel like an easy and open conversation. Sessions will revolve around what you want, your specific focus and interests, as well as the issues that you feel are standing in your way. Each session will be unique to you.
I help people such as yourself clarify and achieve leadership, career and life goals while feeling less stressed and more confident. The work that we do will help you experience a shift in the way you see yourself and your environment and this changing perspective will allow you to maximize your potential and start to see more opportunities open up for you.
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 55 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 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 coach
Finding the right 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 maximizing your leadership potential, in the role or career you want, 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:
- In a leadership position with a desire to maximize personal and team motivation levels and performance, as well as organizational goal achievement
- Looking for career advancement
- Unhappy in current career but unable to see other options
- Career transition
- Knows there is a gap between what they want and what is here and now
- A lack of confidence in their abilities
- Feelings of stress, anxiety and worry
- Feeling stuck in a position or circumstances
- Difficulty adjusting to a new position or circumstances