What is coaching?

Does any of this sound like you?

The alarm goes off, you’re filled with dread, you slam the snooze and roll over so you can avoid your hectic day and your mile long to do list for just 9 more minutes.

Or how about

Your bedtime and your wake up time get conspicuously closer and closer with every passing year. You’re busier than ever, taking on more responsibility at work and at home and you’re none the richer nor happier for it.

Or maybe even

You glide through life taking in each moment and enjoying it, but find yourself hopelessly late to everything, behind on all your projects, and just wishing for a different future instead of actually taking action.

These are a few samples of things where coaching can help. They feel like standard issue misery that we all just have to suffer through, BUT THEY’RE NOT.  All areas where you struggle to create a different outcome can be addressed with coaching.

There’s no one-size-fits-all cookie cutter course that’s going to get you that perfect future. Without someone holding you to it, will you even finish that course anyway? And without a sounding board will it bring meaningful change? 

The self help book industry makes millions, and yet people still struggle because it’s that human engagement that makes things work. We are social beings.  The coaching interaction changes everything.

Relying on your own answers to what you know is right for YOU is what makes the difference. Advice is great for what dishwasher to buy and what dry cleaner to use, but it’s not great for how to find the future that you want. You can’t get that in a store. You get that within yourself by getting help peeling back the layers until YOUR right answer is revealed.
Believe me, I’ve been in enough sessions (both as coach and client) to know that

a. the answer is in there
and
b. you will surprise yourself when you find it.

Even if you’ve been searching unassisted for months or years – it’s amazing what one trained individual can help you discover within.

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What coaching is NOT

Therapy – You’re not going to sit on my couch and tell me about your past. We are going to talk (on the phone, over skype, at a quiet cafe) about your future and how to get there!

Dear Abbey – I’m not here to tell you how to fix your life.  I’m here to help you find your own way.

Single Minded – You might come to me to work on one aspect of your life, but it doesn’t have to be exclusive to that. I see each person as a whole being working inside several systems (home, work, friends, etc.) and everything is impacted. How you get to your future and who’s there when you arrive are important in all aspects of life.

A Magic Pill –  We won’t find answers to life, the universe, and everything in a single session. But every session will bring more and more clarity around what you can do to improve and get unstuck.

And you will need to do the work.  Please don’t think that you will come in, coach with me a couple hours a month and voila all is fixed! After sessions is when you step into action.

You will leave EVERY session with one or more of the following:

  • action steps to take in your life to get you headed in the right direction
  • clarity on what you really want
  • where life is going well and how to improve
  • a decision clarified, worked out and made

Individual sessions and packages available. Rates starting at $125 a session and discounted when bought in a package. Fill out the contact form below for more info.

What Coaching Can Improve

Here are some examples of the many things that coaching can improve:

  • Work-Life balance
  • Motivation to start (and complete) projects
  • Working through overwhelming or confusing problems
  • Building confidence, presence, and peace of mind
  • Overcoming stress and overwhelm
  • Learning to get out of negative patterns and into positive habits

If you KNOW in your heart that there is something better out there for you, or you’ve said to yourself “there’s gotta’ be a better way” then you would benefit from coaching.  I offer an hour consultation session for FREE so that you can understand more about how coaching works and see if we are a good match. We will talk about how you see the world, what you want from coaching, and how I work to get you there.

Of course coaching isn’t for everyone.  If your life is perfect and you can’t stand to change one thing about it, then this won’t work.  Coaching is about CHANGE. It’s about GROWTH. It’s about getting your life out of the rut and into the wonderful future you know is out there, but you just can’t see a path to it. I can help you build your path and walk right into that future.

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