Life, Health, and Executive Coaching

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Coaching?

Coaching is a useful way of developing a person’s skills and abilities and boosting their performance. Dr. Blades’ has spent the last 25 years coaching others in Mindset Transformation and Strategic Change Implementation. After 20 years of research in health and human performance, and health sciences, Dr. Blades is now sharing that information with those in need of coaching clients in achieving their health goals and empowering them to integrate healthy habits into their lifestyles. This is accomplished through talking about the client’s health issues and devising a set of goals and strategies for achieving them.

Is Coaching a Type of Therapy?

Whereas therapists care for your mental health and often explore past events, coaches will strengthen your mental fitness and focus predominantly on the future. Although coaches can certainly offer a therapeutic relationship, coaching is not the same as therapy, and a professional coach will not directly treat mental health conditions in a coaching session.

Who Hires a Coach?

Anyone can hire a coach. Even coaches hire coaches. This can be a scary step for most. The key is to recognize that you need a coach and dare to ask for help. Everyone has a knowledge gap of some sort, and honestly, you do not have to know everything. Although, it is nice to know the right person to ask when you recognize that you have a knowledge gap. But, how do you do that? How do you find the RIGHT coach?

First, that person should be someone who “gets” you. It can be very helpful if that person is “like” you in some way. Additionally, that person must have the skills to help you. All coaches, much like healers and practitioners, have different sets of skills. Part of the reason a FREE Consultation is offered is to ensure that we are the right fit. If, for some reason, it is felt that we are not the right fit, that’s okay. No hard feelings. A recommendation to another coach who may be a better fit will be passed along.

How Does One Become a Coach?

There are numerous coaching certificate programs. Professional coaches may also have, or choose to earn, degrees in areas such as counseling, psychology, or organizational development.

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