How long has Coaching been a profession?
Coaching, as a profession, is a relative newcomer to the field of inter-personal help and support. Coaching began in the 1980's when many large companies began to train some of their more experienced managers specifically to train younger colleagues.
How is Coaching different from Therapy?
Therapists and coaches often work together. The role of the therapist is to diagnose and prescribe treatment to bring about healing and resolution of issues often rooted in their client's early years.
The coach focuses on present situations, goal setting and future action plans. A coach's work is strength based and forward facing. Therapists often ask "why?" and coaches ask "what now?"
How is Coaching similar to Therapy?
Therapy and coaching have several commonalities. They both adhere to personal confidentiality as well as the ethical codes and standards of their disciplines. Both processes rely heavily on the quality of the personal relationship.
How is a life-skills coach different from a tutor?
A tutor typically will help your child with their academics such as math and reading. A life-skills coach is like a tutor, but a tutor on "life skills," not academics. However, working with a life-skills coach does enhance all areas of your child's life, including their school and academic performance. One of our programs is specifically designed to help improve test scores and study skills, which directly affects your child's academic abilities.
What ages do you work with?
Currently our clients ages range from 6-18.
How long does a coaching relationship usually last?
A coaching relationship varies per child and depends on the goals that are set to be achieved . Usually a relationship will last a minimum of 6-8 weeks.
How often should my child see their life-skills coach?
It is recommended to have at least a one-hour session per week. Obviously with any skill, the more practice the better!