What is coaching?
Coaching is a powerful, ongoing relationship that helps you focus and realize your visions and goals.
With a Professional Coach, you will get the tools and support to remove obstacles and facilitate change. Coaching is confidential and done within a supportive, judgment-free environment.
What are some reasons people hire a coach?
- to plan a career move
- to make your present job more fulfilling
- to plan your life based on what matters most to you
- to get more organized
- to create more balance in your life
- to focus your energy to finish or plan a project
- to increase your effectiveness as an executive, manager or sales person
- to work with your team to increase productivity and effectiveness
- to make your life more fulfilling
- to start a business
- to get motivated
- to increase your income
How is coaching done?
Typically, individual coaching is done by telephone, for four ½-hour sessions each month. To create profound changes in your life, we ask for a three-month commitment.
While most coaching sessions are done over the phone, if you are in New York City or the Lower Hudson Valley we may be able to arrange in-person sessions which can range from finding a quiet room, to taking a walk or even a hike. The important thing is that we are in an environment where you are comfortable to be open and honest with both yourself and your coach, without distraction.
Is coaching therapy?
No, coaching is not therapy. You will find that coaching focuses on strategic planning and personal growth and does not attempt to heal emotional trauma.
Coaches regularly refer clients to other professionals for issues that are better suited to a therapeutic relationship.
What is a typical session like?
The hallmark of coaching is self-responsibility. The client sets the agenda for the call and the coach follows that agenda. You can expect powerful and clarifying questions, focused and fine-tuned planning tools, and accountability.
As your coach, I’ll have high expectations of you and support you thoroughly.
What does it cost to hire a coach?
Your coaching fee is an investment that pays big dividends. If you’re like most people, money is available for the things you really want or need. Are you cautious about spending money and concerned about making intelligent choices?
Since fees will vary with packages and your needs, it is best to first get an idea of what you need from coaching via a free exploratory conversation. You’ll get value out of that call alone and will be better able to decide if you want to invest in coaching.
I do keep a few sliding scale slots for clients who need financial assistance but there may be a waiting list. If you are truly serious about coaching and money is an issue, let’s talk! I’m sure we can work out an arrangement that works for both of us.
Here are three things you can do to maximize your
- Hire the right coach. Find the coach whose specialties best match your needs.
- During your first coaching session, set a 90-day goal that’s worth accomplishing. Make sure the goal is something that’s worth the coaching fee, something you’d be happy to pay for.
- Make the most of your coaching time. Tell your coach what results you want and your coach helps you make it happen.
How can I learn more about John Polemis?
Feel free to visit John’s coaching website at CoachedByJohn.com to learn more about John and how he works.
How do I get started?
If the chemistry is right, and you decide you want to move on to the next step, we’ll schedule your discovery session. A couple of days later, you’ll receive your “Welcome to Coaching” package which includes some self-assessment and planning tools. And that’s just the beginning!