FAQs

 

What is coaching? 

 

A coach works to support his or her client in developing their strengths, building confidence, tapping into their core motivation and creating specific steps toward becoming the adult they want to be.  Part of that process entails helping the client recognize limiting beliefs and destructive habits that are keeping them from reaching their full potential. Each session is tailored to each individual client and his or her specific needs.

 

It is important to note that coaching is not therapy.  Maggie is, however, experienced in working with teens dealing with learning difficulties or suffering from depression and has had success working in conjunction with licensed mental health practitioners as an added member of a young adult’s support team.

 

Please note that coaching is NOT a suitable replacement to treat mental illness. If you are seeking or considering working with a therapist, please consult with a licensed mental health professional.

 

How often are coaching sessions conducted?  

 

Coaching sessions are conducted weekly with meetings lasting between 45 minutes and an hour. 

 

What are the benefits of coaching?

 

  • It will give you a clearer sense of purpose.

  • It will help you become goal driven and more focused.

  • It will help you identify your core motivation.

  • It will help you manage stress more effectively.

  • It will increase your confidence.

  • It will help you identify your core values.

  • It will help you pinpoint your passion.

  • It will help you recognize self-limiting beliefs.

  • It will help you discover what is holding you back.

  • It will give you direction.

  • It will help you improve your academic and organizational skills.

  • It will help you identify your strengths and talents.

  • It will help you overcome your fears.

  • It will help you communicate more effectively.

  • It will help you find balance in your life

 

Is it possible to have one single coaching session? 

 

Coaching is not meant to be a quick fix.  For this reason, it is not ideal to have one single coaching session.  I do, however, understand that it is often helpful to try coaching on for size.  If a single session is the right fit for you or the young adult in your life, please contact me so that we can set something up.  Remember that while a single coaching session may provide an important breakthrough, the programs that we offer provide lasting change.

 

My teen has a lot on her plate right now with school and college applications.  How much extra work will coaching take? 

 

While your teen will most certainly be learning new concepts, she will not have to read more text or write more papers.  The real work of the coaching program is approaching the work, responsibilities and challenges that she currently has in a different way.  The coaching sessions are spread out to give the teen time to think about the concept and try it out in different areas of their life.

 

My son thinks that if he sees a Life Coach that means something is wrong with him.  How would you explain to him that that is not the case? 

 

I would start off by telling him that the top performers from professional athletes to business executives all work with coaches.  Coaching is not counseling.  Coaching is meant, quite simply, to help people get to where they want to go.  By working with a coach, your son will get to learn new concepts that will most definitely have a positive impact on his life now and in the future.

 

Do you help with writing essays or college applications? 

 

Part of the work we do will give teens specific tools in order to approach challenging classwork and the college application process with less stress and more confidence.  As a result, the teen feels empowered and clear about the steps that need to be taken in order to tackle intimidating or challenging projects.

 

What kind of concepts do you cover in your coaching programs?  

 

It depends on the individual.  Each session is tailored to the client and his or her specific needs.  Some of the concepts we touch on are thinking styles, learning styles, motivation, communication skills, relationship skills, recognizing limiting beliefs, changing habits, pinpointing passion, identifying strengths, and clarity around what’s next.