Xenia Coaching

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is coaching? The International Coach Federation defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.” Xenia Coaching, Inc. offers a continuum of one-time to time-specific options.

Coaching begins with the understanding that you are whole. Coaches will refer a client with psychological issues or negative or self-defeating patterns to therapists. Coaching is not therapy.

Why do people use a coach? Clients come to coaches when they wish to engage in a focused process toward expressing an intention or achieving a goal. Coaching focuses on your choices to meet your expressed future state. Your coaching may address the identification, prioritization, and implementation of actions at specific choice points in your life.  

What is the role of the coach? The coach’s role is to speak the truth, hold your agenda when you stray away from it, empower you to own your choices and take the actions you choose, and keep the focus on moving forward toward your goal whether that be to assess your resources, craft a strategy, or define and refine the essence that is you. 

“The coach’s job is to notice, point out, and be with clients wherever they are in their process. The coach is there to encourage and support, provide companionship around the rocks, and escort clients through the dark waters as well as to celebrate their skill and success at navigating the difficult passages. Coaching allows clients to live more fully in a deeper relationship with all aspects of their lives.” Co-Active Coaching, Whitworth et al 

What does the coaching process look like? It will be an on-going dynamic conversation between you and the coach. This may include exploration of options, skills development, performance enhancement; mastery of concepts, skills, or practices, personal growth, or personal transformation utilizing one or more of these. Coaching is about recognizing the choices you have and consciously using your values in making decisions.

Coaching requires a desire to change, a commitment on your part to seriously consider this change, and at the choice point(s) for you to act in order to move toward your desired change. Your willingness to play with new experiences can lead to insights that you might otherwise miss.

Is it confidential? Coaching confidentiality is one of privacy. It is unethical for a coach to disclose your information except as required under the law.

Coaching is all about believing that you have the answers you need within you and through co-active coaching we can bring these answers forward and you can choose to act to integrate these answers into your current life. The results are yours.  

 

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