occurs when two people choose to work together regularly toward
one person's goals. It involves expanding a person's capacity
to take effective action.
is mentor coaching?
process is similar but is specifically aimed at helping new and
established coaches develop not only their practice but also
their professional foundations. Every coach who wishes to
become accredited with the ICF
is required to have a certain amount of coaching from a PCC.
is the make-up of your practice?
About 60% of
my business is dedicated to coaching. The rest is doing
some facilitation and training. I try to keep a third of
my coaching practice open as a Mentor Coach and the rest is
devoted to working with Senior Managers and Executives.
And yes, I do make a good living as a Coach.
does coaching work?
Coaching works because it
brings consistent focus and action on your life goals. It is a
"Just in Time" approach to an individual's
can help people come to grips with huge changes in today's work
environment and help them in getting through these big
do I do as a coach?
Specifically, this is what
I do with you during our coaching sessions:
Listen. I listen with all my focus on you. I
listen to what you say, what you are trying to say, and what
you're not saying. Sometimes, I am just a sounding
Challenge. I ask
the hard questions and encourage you to discover your own
Support. You are the focus and I am there to
encourage you. I will share with you my advice, ideas,
comments, and perspectives on your situation, dilemma, or
Request. I want a lot for you. Part of my
job is to be a few steps ahead of you, yet be with you. As such,
I ask you what you are committed to achieving and make requests
does it work?
lot of my coaching occurs on the telephone. That's called tele-coaching.
We'll also use email and faxes to supplement the calls. You call
me at a pre-scheduled time. Most clients call me once per week
at the same time each week. Calls last between 30 and 40
does a coaching session look like?
A recap and pre-meeting
sheet is usually completed prior to the coaching session. The
format of the coaching conversation follows the "I
GROW" model. This model has five steps:
Identifying the Issues
looking at the longer term and determining what can be
accomplished during this session
substance for getting at the root and identifying
assumptions and roadblocks.
brainstorming and exploring possibilities
determining strategy and setting out specific action plans
interesting but why would I pick you?
is probably the most important question. Coaching is
relationship based and you may need to talk to a couple of
coaches before making your decision. As one of my clients
says: ". . . comfortable conversations with someone I
If you need a safe place to explore I listen without taking sides.
If you're looking for answers I have questions.
If you take yourself too seriously I find humour in most situations.
If you're committed to a life of integrity I am committed to this too.
If you are afraid We can create ways to move forward.
If you can't wait any longer Give me a call.
Here are some ways to get a sense
of who I am. Start with the following link and move on
|So what do I do next?
me at (613) 237-1368 or e-mail me at
to set up a complimentary introductory
session. If we go ahead, I will send you some material to
read and complete. I will suggest a three month
commitment, but we go from month to month. We can discuss cost over the telephone, but it
will range from $375US to $500US a month. There is a
different rate if you want longer or more frequent calls per
week. Mentor Coaching has a special rate for the first
three months. Payment can be made by VISA or MasterCard
over the telephone at
the beginning of each month.
Partnering with you as you acquire key information,
translate it into knowledge and create your own wisdom.