Coaching is one way in which a neutral person known as “The Coach” assists people in achieving clarity and reaching their goals. The coach through the use of guided dialogue; helps the client to correctly define their goal(s), assists the client in discovering how to find the best way to achieve their goal(s) and acts to empower the client by revealing their hidden inner strengths and potential. The coach is non-judgmental, and he or she does not dictate to the client how to achieve success based upon their own personal values and preferences. Instead, the coach asks questions that result in the client discovering the solutions to his or her own issues.
Coaches are cheerleaders. They are confidants, organizers, and they assist clients with strategies in order to help them successfully move forward towards bettering their lives.
Coaches can come from many different backgrounds. Some coaches are trained in business, some have financial backgrounds, and others have mental health backgrounds. If you are considering retaining coaching services, it is essential to do your research. Not all people who call themselves coaches have had formal training in the process. To be an effective coach, a coach should have both the proper educational training and practice. For instance, in the area of Separation and Divorce, there is a Certification program for Divorce Coaches which is an intensive study program that combines education, class time, role-playing, and mentoring.
In terms of Divorce, a Divorce Coach can help you get organized for your lawyer by helping you to use your lawyer's time to your best advantage. This in itself keeps your costs down. Divorce Coaches can also help you in your co-parenting relationship by helping you to recognize your triggers and assist you with developing new ways of responding in order to minimize the conflict.
It is important to know that Coaches are not therapists. A coach’s role is not to diagnose a person or to dive into their past experiences. Rather, a coach is an ally whose goal is to help people move forward by working with them to develop the tools to get there.
Coaching is confidential, safe, affordable, and it can be an invaluable help when it comes to creating a better life for yourself and for your family. Sessions may be held in person or via Zoom in order to best accommodate your needs.