What is Coaching?

Coaching is not therapy, it is not counseling, and for the most part it is not giving advice. It is a powerful process by which individuals, a coach and client(s), create a partnership to formulate, implement, and achieve a desired outcome or a goal in a specific valued life area.

A coach asks evocative questions, provides information and gives appropriate feedback that helps client(s) develop and clarify their goals and establish appropriate action plans. A coach supports clients in tapping into their own resources and strengths, make their own choices, develop new skills, and with the coach's support, make progress toward achieving recognized and valued life goals.

The coaching process may involve: the utilization of questionnaires, relevant homework assignments, identifying personal resources (experiences, values, strengths, competencies, knowledge, and so forth) creating strategies to successfully identify and remove blocks to achieving desired goals, enhancing self-awareness, developing emotional competence, and creating a personal life-vision based on the clients’ values and dreams. Central to the coaching relationship is the development of accountability between the coach and the client(s), and creating appropriate action plans and strategies that facilitate the client’s movement toward the attainment of their valued goals and the overall enhancement of the quality of life. Through the coaching process, a client(s) is able to assess aspects of life and determine what he or she values and wishes to enhance or change and, with the help of the coach, intentionally construct and live a more satisfying, happier life.

Through coaching training and education as a humanistic psychologist, my extensive knowledge and experience of addiction and recovery, and as an educator and an expert in relationship therapy and coaching, all influenced by a positive psychology theoretical approach, have prepared me to provide clients with the skills that are unique to coaching and to my own personal orientation to life.

Clients reported that they were positively impacted by my skills in various ways including: empathetic and non-judgmental listening, caring and compassion, knowledge and competence in areas of focus, positivism with emphasis on strength building, searching for and building on past and present positive life-experiences, effective communication skills, solution and action focused orientation, strong interest in the client’s success, and most importantly, turning problems into possibilities and opportunities. Furthermore, as a coach and a psychologist, I adhere to strong ethical values, standards and practices, which provide clients with an overall sense of trust and safety.

The current body of research on the value of coaching provides growing evidence that coaching is becoming a powerful tool for those seeking personal, relational, and professional growth and development. The fields of positive psychology and coaching increasingly demonstrate the value of coaching in helping people and organizations to move forward toward the successful attainment of valued personal and organizational goals.

The International Coach Federation, the internationally recognized certifying body for coaches, describes coaching in their web site as follows:

Coaching is an ongoing relationship, which focuses on clients taking action toward the realization of their visions, goals, or desires. Coaching uses a process of inquiry and personal discovery to build the client’s awareness and responsibility and provides the client with structure, support, and feedback. The coaching process helps clients both define and achieve professional and personal goals faster and with more ease than would be otherwise possible.

The intention of Life Satisfaction & Quality of life Coaching is to help to reduce the gap between what you want and wish for in a specific valued area(s) of your life, and what you currently experience. By achieving life satisfaction and boosting the overall quality of life, you will become more resilient and experience a greater sense of contentment and happiness in your life.

To explore what is possible for you and for the enhancement of the quality of your life through Relational Life Satisfaction & Quality of Life Coaching, please do not hesitate to contact Talia by phone at: 248.855.0222, or by e-mail: contactme@drtaliaziv.com

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