What is Coaching with Trish and how does it work?

Have you been considering coaching to get some help with setting and/or reaching your goals?

Coaching is a great way to improve your chances of success!

Many people have heard about life and/or health coaching but aren’t really sure how it works. So, if that is you, you are not alone. Just about anyone can benefit from coaching, including other coaches.

Coaching helps individuals and groups to establish goals in different areas – whether it be life in general, career, business, finances, health and/or fitness, etc.  With the help of your coach YOU will determine what you want to work on. You will set goals that are reachable, and YOU will decided how to work towards them.

So what does your coach do?Trish - Coaching for Change

Before answering that, I must share with you one thing that coaching is NOT. Coaching is not therapy. If during your coaching sessions, therapy is determined as one of the resources required to meet your goals, I will assist with the process of finding the right therapist for you.

As your coach my goal is to help you work through that process. I will ask you the questions that will point you in the right direction. I will assist with researching both the issues/presenting obstacles and how to overcome them. I will help you to find the resources needed to be successful. And I will walk you through the process of setting the goals and objectives required to meet those goals.

Now once you have a clear idea of where you are wanting to be, and how you want to get there, we will decide together what support you require in moving forward. Primarily I will be your accountability partner. I will be looking for updates and helping to assess how your progress is coming. I will work with you to determine if there are new goals of reaching higher and/or maintaining the successes achieved.

How long will you need to work with a coach?

The answer to how long is completely up to you. You get to decide when we are done. You also get to decide how flexible the accountability will be and what will happen if you do not hold up your end of the bargain. Have you reached the goals you hoped to? Is the coaching relationship successfully assisting your journey?  Have you determined new goals to work on? Many people work with coaches for at least several months. Some people work with coaches for years and move through varying stages and or issues as they go.

I will “meet” with you via email, or virtual chat (text or audio) on a weekly basis (or otherwise, as determined in your sessions). I will help you navigate through a series of questions and conversations. The first session is a get to know you opportunity about where you are today and where you think you’d like to be headed, or what issue(s) you’d like to work on. This will also give you an opportunity to learn a little more about me and whether I would make a good fit for the coaching you are looking for.

What will be expected of you?

During sessions you will find yourself sharing/talking a lot more than listening. And you will be the decision-maker on this path.

In between our sessions you will have assignments, determined by you – with my assistance. I will be looking for an update during or prior to our next session(s). I may offer to provide resources to help with your journey. Most importantly, we will determine outcomes that will help us to know if you have achieved the desired objective and/or goal. And we will set a timeline by which you will work on them.

Coaching should not be stressful, but will be a bit uncomfortable. The only way to achieve change is to step outside of your comfort zone and do something that is at least a little bit of a stretch for you.

We will also determine what your learning style is and what will help you to be motivated to make the necessary changes to move forward. If this involves some sort of reward(s), we’ll establish what those rewards should be, and later, if they worked for your desired outcome. That way we will be able to set effective outcomes and rewards (or consequencWellness, parenting and social media coachinges if appropriate) going forward.

So what can we work on in our coaching sessions?

 

My areas of specialty are health and wellness; parenting/family/relationships/child care/and child development; social media marketing; curating family stories; and more. That being said I am able to work with you on just about anything that you identify as being important. My role is to ask you the questions that will help YOU to identify WHAT and HOW to work on the issue(s)/goal(s).

If you are ready to get started, or would like speak with me for a short consult to learn more, please complete my contact form. Or… you can join us on Facebook for a closed discussion about how coaching works.

I look forward to working with you!

 

 

Thanksgiving road trip

Thanksgiving weekend road trip

Giving thanks on a road trip

This is what happens when a momma and her two girlies take a road trip to give thanks for one another…

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How can a momma not be thankful?

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How do you show your gratitude for your loved ones?

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Brier Island Whale Watch

 Brier Island Whale and Sea Bird Cruises

Brier Island Whale and Sea Bird Cruises

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Ocean paradise

 

Another sunset in paradise

 

Do you live in paradise too?

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Something abut these little birds was absolutely fascinating

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Ocean paradise

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Do you have a flock to chase waves with?

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Beach sunset in photos

I don’t think anything quite compares to a beach sunset or sunrise

Port Maitland Beach Nova Scotia - July 2014

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With just a little patience one can capture a 100 different images of exactly the same place within moments.

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Much like life, the only real constant on the beach is change… How do you embrace change in your life?

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Fog – not just in my mind

Even the fog has the ability to clear my mind

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Fog - not just in the mind

Fog on the beach

 

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 Feeling a little foggy? What helps you?

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Beach therapy – a photo essay

Beach therapy – a photo essay

Beach Therapy

Nova Scotia Beaches – May 2014

 

Something about a beach just cleanses my soul.

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Beach Therapy

Beach Therapy

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Where do you go for a little reboot?

 

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Spring on Nova Scotia shores

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Deserted beaches are my favourite place. They cleanse my soul. Where do you go to rejuvenate your mind?

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The journey home

The journey back home hasn’t been easy. It’s an evolving story from which I apparently have many lessons to learn. Like being true to myself and demanding the respect I deserve.

Photo by Paul Wesson Photography

Photo by Paul Wesson Photography

It’s hard to imagine what events could set me so far off course. Although I have a good idea of what circumstances allow such an event to have occurred. By not taking care of myself. < I was very inactive this winter. I just started running again. I’ve been eating terribly and have made little time for the things or people that I love.>

I spent too much time waiting and hoping for those who care to show me. And wasted too much time trying to get through to the wrong ones.

I take on too much and never feel completely satisfied. But in every moment I know… On the journey home…

I know to appreciate it for what it is. I know to be true to myself and the life I’m intended to be living will follow.

With each lesson learned I am that much closer to satisfying my appetite for more. I know that it is in the moment which I learn to embrace fully … and appreciate all that it is – that is where and when I will find wholeness.

When I can love purely for the sake of loving, I will be loved wholly.

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My 2014 Theme Song! One Life – Boyce Avenue

My 2014 Theme Song! One Life – Boyce Avenue

You lie awake while the world’s asleep
You made mistakes and you’re in too deep
But now is the time

Alarm goes off but you feel too weak
Your soul’s too heavy for your feet
But now is the time

Open your eyes
And know you’re free to come alive
You’ve got to live it while you can
We only get one life

Look to the sky
Don’t ever let it pass you by
You’ve got to live it while you can
We only get one life

You’ve lost your faith and a life that’s cursed
You’ve cried so hard inside it hurts
But now’s the time

Outside the sun is coming up
Inside you think you’ve given up
But now’s the time

Open your eyes
And know you’re free to come alive
You’ve got to live it while you can
We only get one life

Look to the sky
Don’t ever let it pass you by
You’ve got to live it while you can
We only get one life
One life

It’s time to stay up and fight
It’s time for making it right
We only get one life
One life
One life

And when it feels like a lie
I’ll be your reason to try
We only get one life

Open your eyes
And know you’re free to come alive
You’ve got to live it while you can
We only get one life

Look to the sky
Don’t ever let it pass you by
You’ve got to live it while you can
We only get one life
One life

It’s time to stay up and fight
It’s time for making it right
We only get one life
One life
One life

And when it feels like a lie
I’ll be your reason to try
We only get one life
One life