ABOUT THE COACHING
I have been coaching clients for well over a decade, after receiving my Coaching Certification (2-year program) from The Coaching Training Institute in San Rafael, CA, an accredited institution by the International Coach Federation (ICF), which is recognized as the leader in establishing the profession’s best practice standards. When chosing a coach, it is important to note that, unlike psychotherapists, calling oneself a coach does not require any specific training, certification or licensure, and is not regulated by any state board or entity. While I maintain very strict boundaries between my work with clients as a coach and my work with clients as a psychotherapist, I have found that my specific education and training in each of these two very distinct disciplines does add to my effectiveness in both roles.
One of the most important aspects in my coaching is assisting my clients in clarifying what they desire in their lives, as well as what they do not desire.
Often obstacles, fears, and self-doubt arise during the coaching process as clients move toward achieving their desires. My training as a psychotherapist provides me with an advantage in my ability to coach my clients in working through obstacles, fears, and self-doubt. This is another very important aspect of coaching. Let’s face it, if all it took for us to do something that we have wanted to do for a while (but somehow not been doing) was to say to ourselves “just do it,” most of us would probably have already done it and would not be hiring a coach.
In my experience as a coach, not only do I see my clients achieve many of their goals, I also see them develop a more balanced life, do more than they would have done on their own, take themselves more seriously, stop putting up with what is holding them down, create momentum for positive change, and live lives that are in alignment with their personal values.
You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself.
– Galileo Galilei