Q: WHY HIRE A COACH?
A: Living with chronically difficult health can create challenges that make even the simplest tasks too difficult to manage. Coaching offers a safe, supportive place where you can focus solely on what you want and is achievable in order to succeed.
Q: HOW IS WORKING WITH ciCoach DIFFERENT FROM WORKING WITH ANOTHER COACH?
A: I am passionate about giving people who live with chronically difficult health the tools and support they need to thrive, not just survive, in their professional lives. I know, first-hand , what it takes to confront the unique set of challenges that you face while juggling your health and the rest of your life. Over the past 15 years, I have written and published on this subject, developed specific materials that are designed to speed learning, and worked with many hundreds of professionals living chronic illness.
Q: WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THIS EXPERIENCE?
A: Living with chronic illness and working with a coach are a powerful combination that yields positive change. At the minimum, you can expect to:
- Examine how your chronic health challenges are impacting your work life and what you can do about it.
- Cultivate and reinforce the strengths you already have.
- Explore new behaviors and develop new competencies that support the desired outcomes you seek.
Q: WHAT HAPPENS IN COACHING?
A: I coach on the phone which saves your time and your physical energy, keeps the cost down and allows greater flexibility in our meeting times. Each session follows a similar format: we’ll review your homework exercises, identify what you want to focus on in the current call, explore that issue and how it relates to the overarching theme and desired outcomes that we’ve set, and design practice homework for our next call. It’s a simple ‘formula’ that allows you to know what to expect while also giving you enough room to dance.
Q: HOW LONG DOES A COACHING ENGAGEMENT LAST?
A: On average, people work with me for 6 to 12 months but I’ve worked with clients for 3 months and others for years. I have found that it typically takes a minimum of 3-4 calls to get traction and another 3 to implement change.