Hi there!! I have taken this opportunity to share answers to some of the most frequently asked questions I get from my clients. If you have a question that is not on this page, do not hesitate to email me at Joelle@coachjoelle.com. Don't be shy. I am happy to hear from you so ask away!
The International Coach Federation is the governing body for coaches globally. I figure this is a great place to start! When it comes to the question, “what is coaching?” the ICF says:
The role of a Professional Coach is to:
"provide an ongoing partnership designed to help (their) clients produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. Coaches help people improve their performances and enhance the quality of their lives.
Coaches are trained to listen, to observe and to customize their approach to individual client needs. They seek to elicit solutions and strategies from the client; they believe the client is naturally creative and resourceful. The coach's job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources, and creativity that the client already has."
For me, coaching provided the answers to how to be happy, peaceful and powerful in my life. It gave me the tools to go after what I want and the awareness, grounding and personal insight to be able to find peace and balance in the process.
Coaching gave me a very practical and logical foundation to make my life work. It also explained some of the things that had previously seemed like "magical thinking". For instance, the idea that "what you think about grows" seemed a bit hard to swallow—I mean, come on, how can what I think about (the stuff in my head that I don't even speak) impact my reality? Well, using basic models and clear examples, coaching showed me why what you focus on creates your life. There is nothing touchy-feely about it!
From my own experience, I have been hired by university professors, entrepreneurs, executives, football coaches, and committed individuals. I support everything from increasing sales, to developing leadership ability, to losing 50 pounds. If we look at the people at the top of any field, 9 times out of 10, they did it with support. Whether we are talking about top athletes or academy award-winning actors, you will, more often than not, find a coach behind the success story. While the client’s titles and coaching focuses are diverse, the one common denominator is that coaching is for people who are mentally healthy and actively seeking more from themselves and from their lives.
The answer to this question is really up to you. What is it that you want for your life? What are your dreams? If you want it chances are we can make it happen.
• Become someone who creates and lives their life on purpose.
• Learn how to love yourself – just be you, showing up comfortably and powerfully in any situation.
• Find your soul work – work that inspires you – the work you were built for.
• Find great love without compromise.
• Break out of a rut and shift behaviors that are not supporting you.
• Rock your goals.
• Fall in love with life and line up with miracles (yes, there's a program for that ;-)).
• Gaining clarity, insight and awareness to powerfully move forward when you are fuzzy and stuck.
A really great question! In addition to being a coach, I have had several coaches myself, so I can speak from both sides of the equation. When looking for a coach, you will want to consider both what you want to accomplish and how you want to be coached. The coach’s experience, general personality, coaching style, and expertise are also important considerations.
This is a great question. I personally believe in what we cannot see and the power of that unseen force. I delight in living in the wonder of life. While my coaching itself is not spiritual, I have found that when people come to the coaching process with a faith system, this can be a powerful tool. I have worked with people from several different faiths, and I have found that the coaching philosophies are an enhancement, not a conflict.
YES! I work with all of my clients over the phone. This is how I have been coached and this is how I work with my clients. I have clients in Canada and the US, on both coasts, so it is a very natural process. I have also found that the work over the phone is not only convenient for the client, but also creates an opening for a person to really share themselves in a way that is often easier over the phone.
Clients are coached for an hour each week, over the phone, for the first 4 weeks. As for the duration of the relationship, many of my clients have been with me for 1-2 years. The minimum time we would spend together is three months. Three months allows us to get to the meat of what you are going after. It provides support and coaching to ensure you do not have just a flash of success, but that you have actually developed the tools, and resolve to maintain momentum beyond the coaching relationship.
I provide a variety of coaching programs at a variety of prices with programs ranging between $400.00 to $1000 per month for individual coaching. I charge a premium rate and am not the best fit for everybody. If you are looking for a coach at a lower fee, please let me know and we can find you a suitable referral.
If you are ready to explore how coaching can make a difference for you and your life, let's get acquainted to see if we are a good fit! Sign Up For Your Free Coaching Session
Or even better, I invite you to pick up the phone right now and call me at
360-378-0088 … even if it's just to chat. 🙂
To your future!