Coaching is a partnership between you and your coach. With Lametra as your coach, Lametra supports you at every level in becoming who you want to be; you change in the way you wish and Lametra helps you get where you want to go. It’s focused, forward looking, and action-oriented. The experience is uniquely curated for you.
To understand what coaching is, it can be helpful to distinguish coaching from other similar activities. Coaching is not:
A licensed therapist is a healthcare professional who diagnoses and treats mental illness; coaches do not diagnose. Therapists often look at and help you analyze your past, while coaches tend to focus mostly on the present and future. Mental health is extremely important and you should not hesitate to seek therapy in addition to coaching as needed.
A mentor is someone more seasoned, senior, or experienced who can offer you advice and be a role model for you in your profession. While a mentor is often a more senior colleague, a coach is independent of any particular line of work.
Consultants are paid to offer specific solutions; they diagnose the problem and propose a solution. Coaches are also focused on solutions, specifically, drawing the solution out of you. They are not the expert who tells you what to do.
· Training or teaching
Trainers and teachers pass knowledge in a one-way direction from trainer/teacher to student. They are the experts and the student is there to absorb the information. In coaching, you are the expert, the coach is there to help you discover your answers.
Therapy (also known as psychotherapy, counseling or "Talk therapy") is similar to coaching in some ways. Both use evidence-based techniques and intentional dialogue as the primary tools for growth and discovery, but there are also key differences between the services.
1. Coaching is future focused. Therapy focuses on the past and how it affects the present. Coaching may touch on the past; but the coach will not remain in the past. The ultimate focus is on the present and future.
2. Coaching is goal-oriented. Coaching focuses on personal and professional development in a very action and results oriented way.
3. Coaching is a collaboration. With coaching, Lametra partners with you and helps you to the answers within. Remember, you are the expert of your own life. In therapy, your therapist is a licensed expert in their method of practice, with treatment programs designed to help you work through deeper issues (anxiety, depression, or trauma).
4. With Lametra as your coach, you set specific goals with your measures of success and specific behavior outcomes. In therapy, you're guided to understand your deep patterns of behavior and thought, with less focus on goals, the future, etc.
Lametra helps you achieve your goals and reach your next level -- however, only you can determine what that means to you. You’ll get out of coaching what you put into it. Here are a few tips to make the most of your experience.
Remember, Lametra is your collaborator, helping you manage long-term goals like balancing work and life, career transitions, becoming an effective leader, and more.
Lametra will give you the space and care to navigate your own journey.
She helps you define and gain clarity on your purpose for engaging in coaching, but only you can decide why you’re here and where you want to go.
Here's what you can expect:
· Active listening
Lametra is an awesome listener. She actively listens to help you pick up on the answers you already know.
Questions are a powerful tool. You can expect a lot of questions to help you reflect, discover, and uncover your own solutions.
As you make progress on your goals, make sure to share them with Lametra Off, your biggest cheerleader. She will help you to recognize progress and remind you to celebrate wins along the way.
· Constructive feedback
Lametra will support and encourage you to achieve your goals. One of the toughest and most necessary ways is by offering feedback to help you make any wanted changes. Feedback can be challenging, but without challenge, there’s no change.
There are many experiences that could happen within a session because each person shows up with different goals and needs. What you discuss is up to you and depends on your individual goals and needs at the moment.
Working with a coach is a personal experience. It can be challenging to identify exactly what the ‘right fit’ is since every person is different. When previous clients answered how to describe 'a good coach fit,' they all mentioned it’s the chemistry, or feel of the relationship. What leads to the most impactful coaching? Openness to the process and consistency of sessions is the most beneficial two items. With this in mind, select a coach that resonates the most with you and your schedule.
Things to consider:
· Do I trust the person I’m working with?
· Do I feel comfortable sharing details about my work and life with them?
· Do I get a sense that they are in my corner and cheering me on?
· Do I enjoy working with them?
· Can I envision working with them for several months?
· Does their communication style meet my needs?
· Do they challenge me in a way that I can tell I’m growing, or that I will grow?
There are a number of ways to start the process.
Here's a very general schedule of events.
1. Schedule a complimentary consultation (a "Discovery Session) with an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Let's get started."
2. Make the downpayment.
3. Select a mutually acceptable time to meet consistently.
4. Select the payment options.
5. Develop, grow and learn, while accomplishing your goals.
Coaching is a relationship built on trust. Your first session is all about getting to know each other, building rapport, and seeing if you and Lametra are a good coach - client fit.
What you’ll do in your first session:
· Share more about yourself
· Get to know Lametra
· Discuss where you are today and where you want to go in the future·
Before your first session:
· Identify your goals. Take even 5 minutes before your first session to identify your focus area(s) and what you want to work on.
· Keep a journal. Start building the habit of jotting down thoughts or questions and noting any challenging situations in-between sessions. Getting specific with details will help deepen your discussions.
· Expect change. You’re here for a reason, and as the saying goes, “what got you here, won’t get you there.” Whatever your reason is, you’ll likely need to change your behaviors, beliefs, or mindset to get somewhere new.
Lametra supports you through this process, but only you can keep yourself open and mentally prepared to be challenged.
Assessments are clues, providing clarity, descriptions, insight, and words related to current or preferred actions, emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and more. In essence, assessments provide awareness, a step in the change or transformation process.
The current featured assessments are:
Energy Leadership Index (ELI)
This assessment helps performers, leaders, creatives, clients, etc. realize their attitudes and perspectives; then, shift their attitudes and perspectives creating a shift in consciousness, increasing energy as a result.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Personality Inventory
This assessment provides performers, leaders, clients, etc. with an understanding about their personality, preferences and strengths. Performers, etc. also receive insight about their distinct ways, patterns and motivations as related to their personality and realize how to enhance team effectiveness.
Your Values and Your Now
This assessment helps you know what is a priority - now. Performers, etc. also learn ways to match their values, align with your personal values, and ensure their work includes work values.
A. THE CAREER OF MY CHOICE
B. A STRESS FREE LIFE
C. A SUCCESS PLAN
D. A LEADERSHIP PLAN
E. MY TWO FRONT TEETH
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