Personal Coaching

Personal Coaching by our Coping Counselors helps individuals:

  • Develop action plans to succeed in attaining personal goals
  • Change negative thinking into positive change
  • Determine realistic personal life goals to enhance their happiness

Using a goal-setting and problem-solving approach, the client and coach work together to develop realistic and attainable goals that will help the client attain a happier, more satisfying life.

Your First Coaching Session- Complimentary, and With No Obligation

        Your first coaching session is a complimentary 15-minute introductory conversation to review the coaching process, answer your questions, and set up a plan. Once this is completed, you and your coach will arrange a schedule of coaching sessions and payment options for the level of support you wish to receive. Sessions are conducted via telephone on a weekly basis and also include e-mail correspondence to enhance progress. However, the when and how can be arranged to meet your needs!

         Before your first official coaching session (your first 30-minute or 45-minute session), you’ll probably want to provide your coach with some information so s/he can get a better understanding of who you are, what your needs and limitations are, and what you’re looking for during the coaching process. (You'll discuss the information that would be most helpful during your first, complimentary coaching session.)

    In your first coaching session, you and your coach will set goals and develop action plans that will best fit your life and your personality, so that you can begin making progress right away. Subsequent sessions will review your progress, answer your questions, and revise your action plans to keep you moving toward your goals. Remember, the purpose of coaching is RESULTS!

 

  Frequently Asked Questions

How can coaching help me?

        A person hires a coach to get more out of life. You are making a commitment by working with a professional coach; this will help you to better focus on your goals, take them more seriously, and benefit from the guidance you'll receive in working towards your goals.

What kinds of problems lead people to work with a coach?

        Coaching can help you work through a challenging problem, “fine-tune” some areas that need strengthening, or work to improve a chosen area of your life, including:

  • Change negative thinking into positive change
  • Determine realistic personal life goals to enhance their happiness
  • Setting and reaching personal goals
  • Facing a new experiences
  • Coping with change or transition
  • Finding motivation in your daily life
  • Reducing your stress
  • Improving your relationships
  • Coping with family issues
  • Improving self-confidence
  • Dealing with divorce
  • Among many others

How do I know if coaching is right for me?

        Coaching will be most beneficial to you if you are ready and willing to make positive changes in your life. Having a coach is like having a teacher, counselor, friend, and mentor all in one. S/he will listen to you, offer encouragement, and work with you to attain your goals. If you like this idea, then coaching is right for you.

What is the difference between coaching and counseling?

        There are many similarities and differences between coaching and counseling. Traditional counseling generally addresses presenting problems, things that are interfering with someone's happiness. It may focus on where these problems came from, as well as using therapeutic methods to change problem behaviors.

    Coaching is much more focused on self-improvement, a way to achieve goals and be happier. The purpose of coaching is to work together with your coach to set up an action plan to achieve a particular goal. You'll then work with your coach to implement the steps that will help you to achieve your goal, and deal with any obstacles you may encounter along the way.

Why is a trained, licensed therapist often the best coach?

        A trained personal coach who is also a licensed therapist gives you the benefit of a professional who is trained to provide the coaching support you need, combined with the knowledge and background to recognize and help you deal with other issues that may be causing you difficulty.

Does coaching work for both personal and professional goals?

        It certainly does. Many people who have had success with coaching in one area of their life continue using a coach to improve another area. A coach can also help you identify which areas of your life really should be priorities for you. In fact, a coach can help you achieve a more effective balance between your personal and business life.

Why would a successful person need a coach?

        People who have achieved success understand the importance of making an investment that can affect their future. Acquiring new skills, staying ahead of the competition, setting goals and reaching them are already part of their everyday life. Coaching can provide that extra “charge” that a successful person needs to achieve their goals and be happier in both their personal and business lives.

What is the time commitment for coaching?

        Many coaches ask for a 3 – 6 month commitment, but usually let you stop if coaching is not working for you at the present time. Our coaches ask for a monthly commitment, and allow you to make all decisions as to whether or not to continue.

Can I hire a coach for just one project?

        You certainly can. Some clients want a coach to help them with a specific project or goal. Often, however, they have such success that they continue to put coaching to work in other areas of their life. All the coach asks is that you accept the concept of coaching and you be willing to try new approaches to achieve what you want.

What is the cost to hire a coach?

        Most coaches working with individuals charge about $200 - $750 per month for one half-hour call per week. Executive coaches work with clients for an hour or two each week and can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $10,000 per month. Please speak to our staff for more information about our fees.

How do I get started?

        The first step is to call us at (516) 822-3131 to arrange your initial appointment with one of our Coping Counselors. During this appointment, you will talk to the trained professional with whom you will be working, and learn how coaching can benefit your life and help you reach your goals.

Regardless of your current situation, you do have what it takes to improve your life. The Coping Counselors at the Center for Coping offers the support and the guidance that can help you reach your goals. Our trained professionals can help you make the positive changes you want to make.

 

 

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