The following article can also be found in the Cowichan Valley Voice magazine September edition:
What is coaching?
Coaching is quickly becoming one of the leading tools that people use to live successful and extraordinary lives. Coaching is for the executive that wants to transform his or her business and wants some support doing it, for those wanting to change their career and are unsure what the next steps are, for someone transitioning into retirement and seeking clarity on what that looks like, for the mom that is entering back into the work force and trying to figure out ways to create balance with being a mom and working.
A coach works with you to identify what you want personally and professionally. The coaching relationship is respectful and rooted in trust and honesty. Through coaching sessions, purposeful questions are asked to help identify what is most important to you. When your thoughts, words, and actions clearly align with your personal values and professional vision, you are much more likely to naturally and consistently take actions to reach them.
Who works with a coach?
Entrepreneurs, business owners, professionals, and people in transition are some of the people who typically work with a coach. Regardless of your professional endeavor or place in life, coaching is proven to work when two factors are present: (1) You are willing to learn, grow, and take action. (2) There is gap between where you are now and where you want to be.
Just like an athlete has a coach to achieve athletic goals, there are coaches to support you in achieving your personal and professional goals. There are certified professional coaches providing service in business, finance, relationships, spirituality, life, and more.
Tania Walter Gardiner
Integral Connections: Career & Business Coaching
Tania Walter Gardiner is a personal career and team dynamics coach with Integral Connections. Gain clarity and direction in your business, career, and life.