Inspiring People to

Live Who They Are

FAQs

Why do I need a coach?

What do I get from coaching?

How long till I see results from the coaching?

How do we meet?

Do you ever work with clients at their own offices?

Who do you work with?

What do clients get from working with you?

What qualifies you as a coach?

How does the coaching process work?

 

FAQs: ANSWERS

Why do I need a coach?

You have a career crisis or a problem at work. You want to advance. You’ve plateau-ed in your career. You want to change careers, find a job, or chase a big dream. However, you either don't know how to approach this situation or have struggled with it on your own, and it doesn't seem to work.

What do I get from coaching?

You discover the best path to take; you develop strategies for solving problems; you uncover your strengths and how best to use them; you learn to take action rather than dithering or standing still in fear. You get confidence for the work you have to do.

How long till I see results from the coaching?

Sometimes a career problem is resolved in a few sessions. Most people need about three to six months to work on career goals but usually longer if they’re going for “the big dream.”

How do we meet?

I prefer to meet face to face the first time. Because I work internationally, clients choose telephone or Skype. Local clients can choose either phone or in person.

Do you ever work with clients at their own offices?

Clients sometimes want me to come observe their presentation or when they run a meeting. If that’s what they’ve signed up for, I will shadow them. Except for CEOs, clients generally prefer to meet off-site.

Who do you work with?

Higher level executives of companies and not-for-profits; attorneys; educators; and because I AM one … coaches, authors, and speakers with a desire to build these businesses. I occasionally work with new college grads, but most of my clients are mid-career.

I also do organizational consulting (thejonascompany.com) working with CEOs and executive staffs of mid-size, privately held businesses on governance, leadership development, and employment. I also coach in these organizations.

What do clients get from working with you?

I ask key questions about talents and gifts, dreams, goals, ambitions and values, obstacles and possibilities. My clients and I develop life and career strategies; we work hard on POSSIBLE, on purpose and the bigger picture, and career or organizational problems, too. I'm a "possibilities" thinker, and I push. I ask clients to be accountable for the plans we make.

Clients tell me: “You’ve validated my thinking … I feel inspired to strive … I have a road map, a touchstone, a place to check in, and a place where I can be honest … I sometimes hate it, but it helps that you keep me accountable!”

What qualifies you as a coach?

I have a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems. I’m a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). I’m also trained as a Gestalt therapist. I’ve been coaching for twenty years. Nearly all my clients come through recommendations of former clients — a mark of the value they’ve gotten from our work together. Coaching is both passion and gift. I’m grateful for my clients and always excited about working with them.

How does the coaching process work?

That’s covered in a section by that name!