What results can I achieve?
It is critical to our success that we ensure that you achieve the goals you want session-by-session and keep our eyes on your larger goals, the ones that led you to seek coaching in the first place.
During our initial session, I conduct an intake interview so I can understand your goals, needs, and values. Then, we begin each coaching session with you defining from the outset what you want to achieve by the end of our conversation. It's not unusual for coaches and coachees to renegotiate that agreement if the conversation changes course and we realize that your goals for that session are shifting. At the end of each session, you will have a chance to say if you achieved your goals or not.
There are many, many factors that affect coaching success. Ultimately, the single biggest determinant of coaching effectiveness is "coachability" - a person's willingness or commitment to change in the areas for which they are being coached (Dr Marshall Goldsmith).
Over time, those who commit to the change they're creating can expect coaching to result in improved work performance, confidence, relationships, and communication skills (see the latest coaching research and these testimonials from my clients).
Most clients are pleasantly surprised as they generate improvements in target areas that then overflow into other areas of their lives generating results they didn't anticipate -- at work, in their nonprofits, relationships, and finances. My clients report that they experience personal transformation, aliveness, and fulfillment as they design the lives they want and see the results of taking action towards long-desired goals at work and in their personal lives.
"Debra helped me navigate a major life and career transformation. She was a weekly breath of fresh air as I strategized through developing my new company. She helped me tap into the courage and talent that had to be released in a new venue. Together we found the intersection between my gifts and talents and the needs in the healthcare industry. As a result I am now the President of my new company and more fulfilled professionally than I have ever been in my life. Debra was a God-send and I would recommend her to anyone daring enough to transform their life!"
Healthcare Strategy Executive,
Inland Empire, CA
"Debra coached me through a major career change. Her perspective gave me the self-confidence to push beyond my comfort zone and get the job I really wanted. Incidentally, my relationship with my dad and girlfriend has never been better. Thanks Debra!"
Vice President, Finance Firm,
Santa Monica, CA.