The easiest way to explain the difference between the three is that: • consultants give you answers, • therapists dig deep into unpacking and understanding your issues, and • coaches accept you where you are at, acknowledging your issues, supporting you in discovering your answers, and taking step-by-step actions for creating the changes you desire.
As a relatively new profession, it is easy for anyone to call themselves a coach. Certified coaches have invested their time, finances, and energy into continually learning and developing research-based coaching strategies that best support their clients in creating new pathways for creating positive change in their personal and professional lives. Coaches holding up-to-date certifications have passed rigorous assessments and are held accountable to professional standards and ethics. As a Professionally Certified Coaching with the International Coaching Federation, I have over 200 hours of coach-specific training and over 900 hours of coaching experience.
Certified coaches have taken extensive training (beyond any previous degrees) to master research-based strategies and processes that assist their clients in:
Coaches hold you accountable to yourself.
You know you are ready to work with a coach if you are ready to:
Unfortunately, coaching is not covered by health insurance; however, if you are looking to expand your leadership skills and abilities at work, coaching with a certified coach may be covered in your benefits.
I work to offer a range of programs and payment strategies to fit a range of individual financial situations. I realize I cannot meet the needs of everyone.
I hold a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy studies. My research and dissertation focused on the importance and development of multicultural leadership.
In her mission to support her clients in exploring and expanding their potential Lynda provides a number of free and low-cost virtual events. Your contribution will enable Lynda to continue to gift these events to those who may not have the funds to afford one-on-one coaching and to maintain her coaching practice.
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