Coaching is a professional relationship co-created by coach and client:
- where you define vision, outcomes, and goals
- that focuses on learning and action
- where you take steps toward achieving goals in ways that are in integrity with your values
- that recognizes you as whole and capable from the beginning
The benefits of life coaching are:
- a safe, non-judgmental space – work through issues without being censored or feeling like you have to leave parts of yourself at the door
- you find out what beliefs hold you back
- you find the answers and the pathway to achieve your desired outcomes
- someone who’s committed to your success and won’t let you settle for less
How does coaching work?
We begin with an hour long foundation setting session. During this time we create a visionary roadmap of where you want to be in a few months and you let me know specifically how you want me to support you. After that, we have weekly 40-minute coaching sessions.
What is the difference between coaching and therapy?
Coaching focuses on the client’s present situation and desired future outcomes. Where therapy focuses on events from the past and revisiting those stories, coaching is not a space for rehashing stories from the past.
In coaching, the client is seen as whole and capable from the very beginning. The coaching process facilitates you finding the answers, whereas a therapist may give directives for action and healing.
Coaching is NOT a substitute for therapy or mental health services. Please contact a therapist or mental health practitioner if you need those services.
Are you Certified?
Yes. Lydia is a Certified Professional Coach and received her certification from the Academy for Coach Training in Edmonds, Washington. Accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), her coaching practice is guided by and upholds the Code of Ethics established by the ICF.