The Coaching Concept - What is Life Coaching?

Getting Your Moneys Worth

It's a Partnership

Are you ready for coaching / Benefits of Coaching

"If you want to conquer fear, don't sit at home and think about it.
Go out and get busy."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Getting Your Money's Worth

  1. Show Up! Make space for coaching in your life. Keep your appointment time. Give yourself a little time to integrate. A coaching session wedged between major commitments can lose much of its impact.

  2. Prepare! Complete and return your prep form prior to your session. Completing the prep form need take no more than 5 minutes, yet it's the kind of investment that pays off big-time in our work together. Make a choice about how you want us to focus the session (or know and communicate that you need help with this).

  3. Be willing to say "No"! Tell your coach "No" if my suggestion doesn't make sense to you, if it feels like a burden, or too big a step to take.

  4. Be Proactive. Ask for what you need. You may need to ask for time to consider your answer to a powerful question; or you may want me to be tougher (or gentler) with you. Either way, let me know. You are the expert on your needs and process.

  5. Be patient! As with all human endeavors, the coaching process takes time to develop, flower and become as impactful as it has the potential to be. Don't assume that something is wrong if you hit a plateau or feel stuck for a while. The coaching relationship has enough space for integration-time as well as forward movement towards your goals.

  6. Allow yourself to be supported by your coach. Email or leave a voice message when you're stuck, frustrated, wanting guidance or someone to brainstorm with. Also, be sure to get in touch when you have a "win" to share! That's an opportunity for support, too. Either way, I love it when you let me support you -- hey, I love to be needed!

  7. Be real with your coach! If you start to feel scared or sad, say so. If you feel annoyed or not completely understood, say that. If you're feeling excited, share that too. Honor where you are and how you're feeling. There is no need to put on a show for your coach. Ask yourself: do I want Hava to coach my image, or me?

  8. Get what you need from your coaching session. Check for a feeling of completeness at the end of the session. Is there something else you need to bring up? Do you need your coach to hold you accountable for a commitment you have made? Is there something you can do to "lock in" the learning from this session? Or, if you're not sure what you need, simply say, " I don't feel complete yet. Can you help me figure out what's missing for me?"

  9. Have fun! Allow the coaching to be a joyous exploration of yourself and your possibilities. Laughter and glee is the most effective way to learn, anyway.

  10. Follow-through! The fieldwork between coaching sessions is your opportunity to move forward in life. When you make a commitment, hold it as a priority. Even if we find that you are not following through with a particular commitment, that's OK; it provides us with important information. We may need to revise, chunk down, or redeploy. Unfortunately, a commitment made with no follow-through energy dedicated to it will be empty of value.

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Coaching - it's a partnership

Imagine a relationship with someone who is totally curious about your dreams and aspirations, what makes you tick, what you value, what you are most passionate about - a person who will help you clarify your goals and provide the tools for action and learning that lead to the results you want.

Imagine a relationship where the total focus is on you, what you want for your life, and what will help you achieve it. The coaching relationship is like that. As your coach, I meet you in the present, support you where you are, and move you forward towards your future.

Coaching is a powerful relationship for people making important changes. Wherever you are with your question or problem, I'm there too, supporting, motivating, inspiring. . . coaching you to success.


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Are you ready for coaching?
Some of the many benefits of coaching are:

Make better decisions
Take effective action
Clarify values
Take effective action
When you know your purpose and set your intention to live on purpose, it's so much easier (and obvious) to make decisions without hesitation or doubts.
Be more satisfied with your work, your relationships, your life
Improve a relationship - create a relationship
  Much of what limits our ability to attract and sustain satisfying, meaningful, rewarding relationships has to do with myths, half-truths, and not very useful understandings about the world, Typically, we're not aware of these limiting beliefs. As your coach, I help expand your awareness and reveal hidden possibilities, and you get to experience relationships with more authenticity and satisfaction.
Create order and balance
Achieve specific goals: start a business, write a book, have a healthier body
Follow a passion
  You have the vision and the skills--I can't do it for you. But you know how much easier it can be to achieve goals when you are held accountable, when you have a partner, when there is support for you at the challenging times. As your coach, I am there for you in a way you have never before experienced. I hold your vision for you, staying true to your plans, even when you are feeling discouraged. You'll have fewer and less debilitating "slump-times" and you'll be able to steadily move forward into the life of your dreams.
Financial freedom: Increase your income; manage your spending
  Financial pressures undermine our success: learning how to accept abundance and prosperity is one way to alleviate financial stress. At the same time, when we are living lives of fulfillment, we are less likely to use "retail therapy" to cope with emptiness and dissatisfaction.
Get more from life: more peace of mind, more simplicity, more joy, more support

Have less from life: less confusion, less stress, less financial pressure

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Hava Kohl-Riggs, LCSW
Phone: 608-238-7400
Fax: 608-442-3307