What Coaching Is

Coaching is a partnership between coach and client.  It is a process that allows individuals, employees, teams or leaders to gain clarity about who they are, what they value and what they want.  As a coach, I use a combination of listening, questioning, assessments, support and insight to help the client determine the desired state.  Where there is a gap between the current state and desired state, I work with the client to determine the action plans that will take them from where they are now to where they want to be.    

Types of Coaching

I offer the following types of coaching - in person, over the phone or through the internet.


1) Employee Coaching

In employee coaching, I work one on one with an employee.  From supporting high performing employees on the fast track to performance coaching to conflict management and mediation coaching, the employee and I dedicate time and focused attention to areas of the employee's work life where support, growth and/or change is required.   


2) Team Coaching 

In team coaching, I assist work teams in the following ways:

  • administer an assessment to measure how well the team is currently functioning
  • assist the team in discovering what is working well and what requires improvement 
  • take teams through team discovery exercises which highlight individual team members' gifts talents, skills and interests which allows teams to work together more effectively
  • help the team determine what their definition of "success" is
  • discover how the team wants to operate with each other and with other internal and external groups 
  • assist the team in creating their vision, goals, strategies and action plans
  • provide written reports and recommendations as required
  • provide ongoing coaching support to ensure the team remains on track in their functioning and in the achievement of their goals 


3) Leader or Executive Coaching

It can be lonely at the top, and leaders often find themselves with issues they need to discuss with someone independent  they can trust.  As an external coach, leaders can discuss confidential issues with me and together we can create or design strategic solutions.  Whether the leader is dealing with strategic vision, process, communication, employee or work-life balance issues, I can assist the leader in getting clear about what is required and the action plans to move forward.


4) Life Coaching
In life coaching, I work one on one with individuals who are interested in making changes to any or many aspects of their life (i.e. career, relationships, health, home, quality of life).  As an objective third party, I can see and hear in the client what they may not see in themselves.  I can help the client think and see things from different perspectives as we unearth what is true for them.  The client and I work together to develop action plans to create the life they want.  Life Coaching also provides the client with a more balanced, solid foundation, which provides greater resiliency when life throws its inevitable curves.  Clients will create an intentional life (a life by design) rather than a life by accident. 

If you have questions and would like to experience coaching, please contact me at leanne@pathwaytoclarity.com for your complimentary 30 minute coaching session.  During this session we will talk about what you want and what you can expect from coaching.  We will also determine if we are a good fit to work together.  

Coaching

Benefits of Coaching

  • I provide a safe space to be heard and supported
  • I am an objective third party 
  • I act as an accountability partner to ensure that the client remains on track and makes progress faster than if they were working on their own
  • I help individuals, teams and leaders move from a state of confusion to clarity and from feeling stuck to a state of inspired action