What is Coaching?

Although Coaching is a relatively new profession, in practice it has been around for centuries as part of mentoring, teaching, tutoring or guiding. Coaching is a powerful alliance between you and me which expedites your self discovery, purpose, life learning and fulfillment.

The mind and the body are tremendously interrelated. Coaching helps you learn new habits and life patterns. Coaching helps you break old behavior patterns. I have found the combination of coaching and Healing Touch to be very powerful in supporting you, no matter what your goals: life balance; relaxation; achieving goals; pain relief; increased focus and motivation; etc.

In the business arena, coaching provides a competitive edge not found elsewhere in the professional world or through relationships with a spouse, friends or family. Coaches are in demand by executives, by entrepreneurs, in corporations - by anyone who wants to excel. People are using coaches to inspire them to go beyond the ordinary; to bring out their best. Creating new habits and new ways of thinking improves your health and well being.

As your coach I help you tap into your core and create a vision of what success, fulfillment and balance mean to you. I help you identify and change life and thought patterns that are blocking you from your goals. We create a step-by-step path so that you can make this vision a reality in your life. I ask you powerful, insightful questions that will help you shift your thinking, access your inner wisdom and create empowering new possibilities in your life. I work with you weekly to help you transition into the life you desire. We all have habits and behavior patterns that often hold us back from the things we would like to accomplish. Coaching helps you identify those life patterns that are blocking you from success, and teaches you new tools and life habits to open up a clear path to your goals. I am trained to listen and observe, to customize my approach to your needs, and to elicit solutions and strategies from you. I believe that the client is naturally creative and resourceful. My job as your coach is to provide support to enhance your skills, resources and creativity. While I provide feedback and an objective perspective, you are responsible for taking the steps to produce the results you want.

Is Coaching simply therapy with a different name?

Coaching, while sometimes therapeutic, is no substitute for Therapy if that is what you believe you need. Coaching does not necessarily look at your past. You and I begin today to look at your future and how you would like to design it. Coaching is also not Consulting. Consulting provides expert views. With Coaching, you are the expert. I am here as your personal advocate, working closely with you to determine the solutions and action steps that are best for YOU.

What can Life Coaching help with?

  • Gaining greater clarity, direction and focus in your life
  • Defining and achieving personal and professional success
  • Forming new life patterns and habits
  • Improving performance
  • Experiencing fresh perspectives on personal challenges & opportunities
  • Growing your business
  • Improving relationships
  • Life transitions such as career change, divorce, new life direction
  • Decreasing anger, anxiety or stress
  • Enhancing thinking and decision-making skills
  • Improving satisfaction and self-confidence

What are Flo's qualifications?

I am a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) based in San Rafael CA. I have been in private coaching practice since 2000. I am also a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and an Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner. Please click on "About Flo" to the left for more details.

What makes me unique as your coach?

I am fascinated by diversity and have worked with clients from all walks of life. My international clients include entrepreneurs, high tech and restaurant managers, corporate folks, lawyers, authors, sales and marketing executives and other coaches. I have a broad spectrum of life experience: from corporate to entrepreneur; from farm girl to IBM world wide project manager; from tree hugger to Cruise Diva. My background includes 21 years as a Software Engineer, Project Manager, Facilitator and Trainer with IBM; 10 years serving on various Boards of Directors; Estate and Tax planning; and Real Estate. My passions include being out of doors (hiking, kayaking, gardening), yoga and reading. I have a fascination with learning about other cultures, and have close friends from India, Egypt, Ukraine, Lebanon, France and Barbados. This breadth of experience and diversity provides a person with a rich resource of fresh new ideas and perspectives.

Where can I get more information?

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What is my next step?

Coaching is a partnership between you and me, created to support you in achieving your goals. Like most coaches, I offer a sample coaching session to prospective clients. I recommend doing sample sessions with several coaches before hiring your coach. If you decide that coaching is right for you, I can help you find additional coaches to consider in your hiring decision.

Give coaching a try!!! Contact me today for your complimentary coaching session!

Services:      Health&Life Coaching      EFT      Healing Touch      HTA