FAQs

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Why have I chosen to offer Emotional Intelligence coaching?

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“I have chosen to offer Emotional Intelligence Coaching because I know that if you want to be authentic and pursue your heart’s desire; you’ll need the motivation and skills to take you all the way. Emotional intelligence gives you the most consistent and effective way forward. Emotional intelligence will not only help you understand and navigate the feelings and motivations of those who become a part of your journey, but it will help you be more authentic, powerful, and creative. Your emotional intelligence is the foundation for everything else in your life. If you can get that right, the rest will slide steadily into place.”

– Svetlana Whitener

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What is Emotional Intelligence?

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Your IQ refers to your intelligence quotient. Thinking about intelligence only in terms of intelligence, however, lacks depth because there are different kinds of intelligence.

To get ahead in almost any field these days, we need other people. Whether you are working in an office with your colleagues, leading a team, overseeing a project, or working directly with customers, you are interacting with others. To do so effectively, requires emotional intelligence.

Emotional intelligence refers to emotional and social skills, which affect:
• the way we understand and express ourselves
• how we maintain and develop social relationships
• how we handle challenges
• our ability to use emotional information meaningfully and effectively.

Improved emotional intelligence through emotional intelligence coaching will help you develop your career and, at the same time improve your personal life.

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What is personal development?

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Since you are reading this, you are already on your personal development journey. With personal development coaching, I want to give you the skills to maximize your mileage and reach your goals more quickly.

You could say that personal development is a way for people to:
• assess their skills and qualities
• consider their aims
• set goals to realize and maximize their potential.

Striving to be the best you can be leads to a deeply fulfilling life. By developing good behaviors, positive habits, and emotional intelligence, you will excel in your personal development and enhance your career with every day of your life.

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What is the history of personal coaching?

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Historically, coaching has been well known as a corporate perk for executives. As coaching is becoming more mainstream, the market continues to grow and the demand and visibility of coaching continues to rise as more and more individuals are looking to create a more fulfilling life, find balance or achieve a sharper competitive edge. The world is changing quickly. The traditional family structure is breaking down, and the boomers are getting older. More and more people are feeling overwhelmed and looking for greater purpose and guidance on their life journey.

Coaching is a profession which requires an investment of learning, time, and capital to achieve desired outcomes. According to a survey conducted by the International Coach Federation, 98.5% of the clients surveyed said their investment in a coach was well worth the money and 94% believed coaching was here to stay as a viable, emerging profession. Coaching is an emerging industry with many untapped markets, and trained coaches are getting results that speak for themselves.

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What is Co-Active Coaching?

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Co-Active Coaching  is a dynamic relationship in which the coach and client work together to help the client access and unlock their core strengths and talents in order to realize their fullest potential.  Here is the Co-Active Coaching Model.

Co-Active Coaching creates a transformative change in the way coaches and clients relate to and work with each other.  Co-Active Coaching inspires people to:

  • feel engaged in and passionate about their life and work
  • see the good
  • get curious
  • create interactions unlike any other
  • become visionary
  • feel more alive
  • connect deeply to others
  • give real meaning to their lives
  • think much bigger
  • become great leaders and make a difference

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What is the science behind coaching?

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“Once it fires, it wires! New discoveries in the field of neuroscience are being made every day and some of the most exciting are those that involve the phenomena of “neuroplasticity”. ”Neuroplasticity” is the ability to rewire our brains at any age. Coaches take advantage of “neuroplasticity” and other mechanisms in order to help their clients bring mindful attention to creating new habits and beliefs and thus form new neural pathways. For example, when a coach and client try out new perspectives, a new neural connection fires. And once it fires and this wires a new pathway and connection. With homework, inquiries, and support, the coach reinforces this new pathway in the client until it becomes automatic, integrated, and embodied. “

Coaching with the Brain in Mind, David Rock and Linda Page, Ph.D.

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What is the difference between therapy, coaching, and consulting?

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Therapy focuses on healing an emotional or behavioral problem, or dealing with a disruptive situation.

Coaching, on the other hand, focuses on heightening your functioning so that you can achieve excellence. Coaching can be therapeutic and healing, but this is really a side effect of the process.

During coaching, we will define what excellence means to you. Then we will amplify your existing potential to reach your career development goals.

Coaching differs from consulting. Consulting assumes that you do not have the answers. The focus is on providing solutions, information and training to solve a specific problem.

Coaching, on the other hand, assumes that you have the resources you need and it helps you to access them.

By focusing on your emotional intelligence, a coach can equip you deal with any problem that arises without having to book another session to discuss the way ahead.

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How long does a coach work with an individual?

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The length of a coaching partnership varies depending on the individual’s or team’s needs and preferences. For certain types of focused coaching, three to six months of working may work. For other types of coaching, people may find it beneficial to work with a coach for a longer period. Factors that impact the length of time include: the types of goals, the ways individuals or teams prefer to work, the frequency of coaching meetings and financial resources available to support coaching.

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How confidential is coaching?

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I have some lovely, heart-warming testimonials on the site and these are all shared happily by my clients. I absolutely guarantee your privacy.

In keeping with the ICF Code of Ethics, what we talk about and what we do in our sessions remains strictly between us.

If you would like to leave a testimonial, anonymously or otherwise, I’d be thrilled, but you are under no obligation to share any part of your coaching. I will not disclose any personal information about you or our sessions.