What is coaching?
It is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching is a confidential process that provides structure and accountability to work toward an identified personal/professional goal. During this process, individuals reflect on current challenges and expand, refine, and build new skills.
As a coach, I am the expert in the process of coaching and my clients are capable, resourceful, creative, and whole. I use guided exercises and inquiry to explore how your values, learnings/new thoughts, and ideas might influence how you are approaching your goals and your overall leadership.
The first step in the coaching process requires values clarification and goal setting. This means paying attention to the following:
- What do you believe?
- What guides you in your actions?
- Where do you see yourself in 10 years, 5 years, and 1 year?
- What would you do if fear was not an issue?
Coaching can be a helpful process for any leader, particularly for complex issues such as implementing new programs, growing your staff, developing sustainability plans, and working on social justice and equity issues. I also provide training on coaching skills for managers, so they can coach their own staff.
Contact me for more details about coaching services. I offer “Just in Time” one-session appointments as well as coaching packages that can be applied to individual leaders and team coaching sessions. Coaching can be successfully provided in-person or virtually.
As a coach, Tracy uses inquiry, reflection and discussion to help you identify personal and/or business goals. She provides a place for you to hold yourself accountable and monitor your progress.— Veronica Montaño-Pilch