Coaching is a facilitative process that aims to help an individual maximize their potential in order to achieve a desired goal. The focus is primarily placed on the present rather than on the distant past or future. In coaching, the belief is that you possess the answers to our own challenges and it is the role of the coach to help you uncover the answers you are looking for. In that sense, a coaching relationship can be viewed as a collaborative process.
What is career coaching?
My career coaching approach is a process by which we work together to explore your ideal career while also taking into account the lifestyle you want to lead. First, I help you to uncover your career ideal by helping you connect with your authentic self and core values. From there, I help you identify the skills and abilities you possess and that you would like to exploit your work. We then work together to paint a picture of the ideal work environment that would allow you to exercise the type of work you would like to do but also fit with your authentic self, values and supports the vision of the lifestyle you want for yourself.
Throughout this process, my role is to listen for what you're not saying, challenge your thinking, help you overcome the limiting beliefs and mental blocks getting in the way of you moving in the direction of your goal, as well as provide support and encouragement.
What should I expect when working with you?
As a coach, my work is about facilitating your learning for the purpose of helping you get to where you want to be. As such, you can expect me to engage in thought-provoking discussions with you for the purpose of helping you think creatively and mobilize you into taking action toward achieving your goal.
In what format are your services offered?
Career coaching with me requires a commitment from you. You will be expected to commit to one of my three programs depending on your specific needs, which we will establish during your free connection call with me.
Do you guarantee an outcome?
In a coaching relationship, your success is highly dependent on your level of commitment, implication in the process, and level of openness to change and new ideas. As such, it is impossible for me to guarantee an outcome. What I can tell you is that, to date, the majority of my clients have succeeded at achieving their established career goal within the time of their coaching program.
Do you do career or personality tests?
No. Having worked with various career tests in the past, I have found them to do a poor job at helping you get to know you and accurately predict a career path. There are simply too many factors to be accounted for and variables to be considered when making aligned career decisions that tests just cannot measure. As such, I choose to take a more holistic approach to career coaching and rely primarily on interviewing and exercises to get my clients to their desired outcome.
Are your services offered virtually or in-person?
My services are entirely virtual. This means that we connect virtually using Zoom from the comfort of your home, wherever in the world that might be for you.
In what languages are your services offered?
I offer my career coaching services and resume writing services in both English and French.
Do you provide receipts for insurance purposes?
While I do provide payment receipts, it’s important to note that coaching is not a service that is generally covered by insurance companies.
Will you find me a job?
No. Lisa D - Life by Design Inc. is not a placement service.
Will you help me with my resume and cover letter in the context of private career coaching?
The focus of private career coaching is to help you achieve clarity around your ideal career and help you move toward achieving your goal. If, within this context, you require help updating and targeting your resume and cover letter to your new career goal, I will help you do this.
However, if you require help with interview skills, job search techniques, salary negotiations, learning how to network, etc, this falls under employment coaching and constitutes a whole separate service. Under these circumstances, you will be referred to my employment coaching division (coming soon).
Will what we discuss be kept confidential?
Yes. Everything we discuss remains confidential. I will not divulge information without getting your written permission from you first. The details surrounding confidentiality are outlined in the coaching contract you will receive upon beginning our work together.
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