Tell me more about the coaching process

Coaching has three basic steps:

1.  Identifying your target goals.  Deciding how you want to change your life to one of joy, fulfillment and satisfaction is the first step.  Some clients arrive already clear about their intentions, while others spend more time defining their goals.  Each session is individually tailored to what you want to achieve through coaching.  While working with Maryanne you will achieve clarity in defining realistic, reachable goals.

2.  Planning your steps to achievement.  Together we will create a step-by-step organized process for you to use as you work toward the changes you want in your life.  Often your dreams can feel overwhelming or too big and confusing to achieve.  Breaking down each part into do-able steps provides you with clear actions you can take, moving you ever closer to your objective.

3.  Follow through.  As you take action, you may need someone to help make sure you carry through with each task.  Maryanne can provide accountability through ongoing communication with you between sessions, reminding you of your motivations and working with you to eliminate stumbling blocks that get in your way.  You will have a partner who provides ongoing support as you go through the process, and who helps see you through to your goals.

What is an appointment like?

Life coaching is a partnership between you and Maryanne.  You work as a team, with you as the expert and and Maryanne as the supportive partner.  During the first session you will start by clarifying your goals.  If your goals are not crystal clear to you, Maryanne will assist as you define them in detail.  This process may involve reviewing the balance in your life, your values, your desires and motivations. It definitely involves identifying your strengths and skills, some of which you may not be aware of!  This may take one session or several, depending on your needs.  As soon as you are ready you will move on to creating realistic, achievable steps to reach each goal.  With ongoing support, coaching, feedback and accountability opportunities, Maryanne will see you through to your new achievements!


    Maryanne Kelly, M.A., Life Coach