Together we found solutions to the problems that were causing them stress.Sometimes, simply hearing an objective perspective would make all the difference in the world.

Other times, finding the right language to communicate their needs allowed them to get unstuck and take action.

Most important, knowing that they were not alone and that others grappled with the same kind of issues provided them with comfort and much needed support.

Business owners, afraid of losing clients if they raised their fees, would let their own well-being suffer instead.

Corporate employees, needing to support their families, struggled with how to handle political issues at work or the insensitivity of bosses.

You can step back, reevaluate your priorities, and make a conscious decision about the future you’d like to create. Where do you turn when you decide to improve the quality of your life?

Whether you’re a corporate executive working sixty hours a week, a single parent trying to raise a family, or someone who’s tired of feeling stressed out and pressed for time, you have a choice about how to live your life.

Coaching is action oriented, with a focus on a client’s current life and plans for the future; although therapy deals with a client’s current life, the focus is usually on the past and the healing of emotional wounds.

There can be overlap between coaching and therapy, and a well-trained, experienced coach should know when a client needs therapy instead of coaching.

They want a partner who will remind them of their greatness when they forget, give them the tools to get unstuck, and challenge them to take action in spite of their fears. The need for coaching became evident to me while I was working as a tax consultant more than fifteen years ago.