What is Coaching?

Sometimes it’s easier to start with what Coaching is not.

Coaching is not therapy. Therapy asks “Why?”

Coaching is not consulting. Consulting asks “How?”

Coaching asks “What?” It is your journey toward your goals guided by a neutral partner who will help you realize and clear obstacles to find your “next,” your “what,” whatever that is.

But in a corporate environment that has undergone a major disruption (M&A, reorg, etc.), coaching can be combined with change management, cultural development, and employee engagement consulting. In these areas, I have the “how.” It’s a powerful combination and catalyst for positive transformation.

HOW DO I KNOW IF COACHING IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Our business relationship starts with a simple phone call so you can tell me your story and I can answer your questions and set your expectations. Together we’ll decide if we’re a match. Because this is an intense process, I will only accept a limited number of people into my practice at a time. So if we’re not a match, or if the timing doesn’t work for us, I’m happy to refer you to a trusted colleague.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

Generically speaking, an ideal course of individual coaching runs about 12 weeks because it takes at least that long to create sustainable change. But some people just need a couple of sessions to meet an immediate need, and others choose to continue indefinitely. It all depends on your goals.

Businesses seeking consulting or an executive coaching/consulting hybrid, of course, will drive their own design and duration based on their unique requirements.

Whether individual or corporate, coaching, consulting, or hybrid, your commitment to the process is key. As prosperity guru Bob Proctor says, “Accountability is the glue that ties commitment to results.”

WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE?

I was coached for one year following Hurricane Ike, and I credit that partnership with enabling every success my team and I had during that tumultuous time. I simply could not have shown up with strength every day without the focus, insight, strategies, encouragement, discipline, and accountability that my coach helped me find. My work was transformed and my life was forever emboldened. I have used the tools I learned in the process every day since. I predict the same for you.

EVERYBODY’S GOT A STORY. WHAT’S YOURS?

Ready for change?

Call me at 404-333-1198 or email alice@alicemelott.com to set up an introductory call to explore what coaching can offer you and see if we’re a match.

The ball’s in your court now.

 

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