What Is Life Coaching?
Who is Coaching For?
The word “coach” brings to mind different images and experiences for different people. For some coaching is about supervision and oversight as you try to develop and strengthen specific skills, like what happens in athletic pursuits. For others it has a feel of advising and mentoring, with the coach’s main asset being their expertise and experience in the challenges you’re facing.
My coaching approach is grounded in the principles of Co-Active Coaching. This is about helping people close the gaps between where they see their life is now and the vision they have for living a life that brings them joy and fulfillment, according to who they are, who and how they want to be, and what they want to do.
I’m a retired physician (hematologist/medical oncologist) who is excited to be embarking on a new chapter of my professional life as a Life Coach.
As I reflect on my career, I recognize that there have been several constants that, for me, have been my personal North Stars.
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