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1 Life Coaching E. L. “Betsy” Smith, PhD, ACC

2 Life Coaching What is coaching? Partnership Thought provoking Creative process Inspires maximum potential

3 Life Coaching What? Concentrates on NOW and the future Focus Skills Effective Actions Possibilities

4 Life Coaching Is it a profession? – 10 Years – International Coach Federation (ICF) www.coachfederation.org – Training – Research – Credentialing

5 Life Coaching What are the benefits? – Fresh perspectives – Extraordinary results

6 Life Coaching Benefits – Enhanced decision making skills – Enhanced interpersonal effectiveness – Increased confidence – Greater clarity – Balance

7 Life Coaching I coaching is right for me or my client? – What do you want to accomplish? – Will it be beneficial to collaborate? – Will I or my client commit the time?

8 Life Coaching What are reasons for working with a coach? – Stretch goal or opportunity – Gap in knowledge, skills, confidence, resources – Time is crucial – Accelerating results – Set back in work or life

9 Life Coaching Reasons……….. – Ineffective communication style – Lack of clarity – Work and life out of balance – Desire to identify strengths – Simplify life – Better organization

10 Life Coaching What caused the growth of coaching? – Rapid change – Outdated management skills – Individual excellent results – People want to continue to grow

11 Life Coaching What does it look like? 1. Personal interview – face to face or phone 2. Regularly scheduled session 3. Assignments between sessions

12 Life Coaching The process – Assessments – Concepts, models, principles – Appreciative approach What’s right What’s working

13 Life Coaching The process – Focus- Decisive Actions – Observation- Compassion – Listening- Humor – Self discipline - Personal control – Style- Courage

14 Life Coaching What is the Unique Distinction? Therapy – Healing pain – Dysfunction – Rooted in the past – Emotional well being Coaching – Forward moving – Personal and professional growth – Future focused – Actionable outcomes

15 Life Coaching Unique Distinction Consulting – Specialized expertise – Diagnose problems – Gives solutions – Implements solutions Coaching – Individual or organization has the answers – Discovery based – Powerful questions

16 Life Coaching Unique Distinction Mentoring – Guiding from experience – Shared experience Coaching – Mentoring may be a tool – No shared experience necessary

17 Life Coaching Unique Distinction Training – Objectives set by instructor – Linear learning path – Established curriculum Coaching – Objectives set by individual – Non-linear – No set curriculum

18 Life Coaching So What? – Belief in capability of individual – Questions – not directions – Change over time – Client owns the change – Long lasting results – It takes time

19 Life Coaching Topics – Life Purpose – Values/Vision, Goals – Development Plan – Action Steps – Accountability – Work/Life Balance

20 Life Coaching Your Thoughts

21 Life Coaching E. L. Smith Consulting PMB 142 1939 High House Rd. Cary, NC 27519 info@elsmithconsulting.com www.elsmithconsulting.com 919.521.4734


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