Why Coaching?

The coaching process is a type of structured conversation that encourages personal exploration. In our sessions, you’ll be able to:

  • See yourself more clearly;
  • Gain new insights about your situation; 
  • Decide what to do next, and
  • Move forward with reliable support.

By exploring yourself honestly in your coaching sessions, you’ll gain incredible insights, also known as “Aha moments!”  These self-discoveries will shed new light on your situation, and guide you in the right direction. 

How can I use coaching to improve my specific situation?

Career Confusion: Deal with difficulties with teams, supervisors or subordinates, re-envision your ideal workplace scenario, strategically design your next moves, and execute them smoothly.

Relationship Trouble: Find out what’s really upsetting both parties, gain more control over how you react, make important decisions with clarity, and learn new ways to communicate effectively.

Family Disputes: Understand your family’s complex dynamics more clearly, envision the best possible outcomes for everyone, and find the most compassionate ways to move towards resolution.

Health Issues: Explore new ways to interact with your body, harmoniously integrate your condition into daily life, and establish new self-care practices that you love.

Lifestyle Change: Reduce your waste, declutter your home, free yourself from attachments, and live in alignment with your values.

Blocked Creativity or Productivity: Rediscover the source of your inspiration, reclaim your vision, find out what’s in the way, and take action.

Relocating/Moving House: Manage many moving pieces smoothly, anticipate and avoid potential issues, and take care of everyone’s needs throughout the transition.

Emergency Preparation: Cross this important to-do off your list by getting the support you need; make sure your household is ready if you need to evacuate or shelter in place.

Financial Hardship: Discover new options and resources to explore, take stock of your current situation, and strengthen your ability to stay positive and motivated.

Making Peace with the Past: See the big picture more clearly, identify lessons learned, release any regrets, and prepare for new opportunities ahead.

Grief: Navigate the shifting tides of emotions, discern what has been lost and what remains, and embrace the new wisdom that comes with life-altering changes.

Existential Crisis: Make sense of what’s happening in this crazy world, what it all means for you, and what you can do about it.

How do I know I’m ready for coaching?

The most important thing is that you’re curious about yourself. “Curious” is simply defined as: “eager to know or learn something.” You might feel eager to understand yourself better if:

You’re navigating a personal or professional transition and have life-changing decisions to make.

Something unexpected has happened in your life, and you’re struggling to make sense of it and respond.

You’re not satisfied with one or more areas of your life, such as career or relationships.

You feel like you’re living on autopilot, just going through the motions.

You feel stuck on a project, and aren’t sure how to start building momentum again.

You’ve received difficult feedback from someone you care about.

You want to contribute more somehow, but you’re not sure what you can offer.

You know exactly what’s next for you, but doing it is much harder than dreaming about it!

Is coaching like therapy? Or consulting/mentoring?

The practice of coaching came out of the study of positive psychology, and coaches do help clients address issues that are cognitive and emotional in nature. But coaching isn’t therapy, and there’s an important distinction: Therapy tends to focus your attention on the past, while coaching focuses on the present and future. In our coaching sessions, we may revisit your past to gather the lessons and strength you’ve gained from it – but we won’t be pitching a tent and camping out there. 

Coaching is also different from consulting or mentoring. Consultants give their advice on what you should do, and mentors teach you how to do things their way. But coaches see YOU as the subject matter expert for your life! A coach’s role is to help you access your own expert wisdom and put it to good use. 

What happens in a coaching session?

You choose what topic or question you’d like to explore, for one session or over a period of time. I listen carefully to what you say, and also what has not yet been said. I ask powerful questions that help you think and feel more deeply into yourself, as we follow your train of thought. As you hear what comes up, you choose what to keep, what to let go, and what’s new for you to embrace. I am available to share relevant resources, practices and philosophies for you to explore further.

As a coach with additional training in the art of ministry, I’m here to provide spiritual and emotional support for whatever arises. I hold and honor what comes up for you without judgment or trying to fix it. Your coaching session is a safe space for you to explore your truth on your terms.

Schedule a Call with Coach Cardis!

Betsy offers a free introductory 30-minute phone call or Zoom meeting. To schedule yours, email Betsy at: betsy@coachcardis.com or fill out the form below.

Let’s do this!!