Excerpted from “Coaching for Transformation” by M. Lasley, V. Kellogg, R. Michaels, S. Brown and the iPEC.com website.
Consultants typically use their specific knowledge and prescribe a course of action to achieve an objective. They TELL the client what needs to be done and they may even do the work that’s required. Similarly, Mentoring is a relationship where the mentor offers experience, expertise, as well as their personal connections to help someone develop or achieve specific goals within a particular field. While consulting and mentoring are about the consultant or mentor delivering the right answers, coaching is about asking the right questions, while empowering clients to create their own customized and personal solutions and become the drivers of their own success. Through improved communication, focus, and accountability, coaching dramatically increases a client’s capacity to accomplish better results on their own. Coaching does not deliver a single solution – it increases the client’s own ability to repeatedly develop solutions of their own.
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I suggest an initial commitment of 3 months, after which we continue month-to-month based on their needs. Sessions are scheduled bi-weekly, which allows you time to integrate each session and be held accountable for whatever you might be working on in between sessions.
You are welcome to email me in-between sessions if you want to book-end an action, send me updates on what you are doing, or want me to review a plan.
I ask for a 24-hour notice of cancellation, in which case I can fully refund or credit your payment.
I offer my time on a sliding scale. For clients desiring a longer commitment, I offer multi month packages at a discount. This is negotiated based on your session rate.