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PERSONAL LIFE COACHING
What is a Professional Life Coach?
A Professional Life Coach is a trusted mentor who can help you identify and uncover what keeps you from reaching your fullest potential. It is a one-on-one relationship that provides a supportive and non-judgmental space to help you create what you want for yourself. You can find a Life Coach to help you strategize and acquire the tools you need to achieve your goals. It consists of steps to help you identify and reframe your thoughts and attitudes. It can also help you break negative habits, acquire new methods of identification, and take action to achieve your maximum potential!
What types of people have Life Coaches?
People from all walks of life work with professional Coaches to help attain their goals. Life Coaches work with people in all areas of their life including relationships, career, finance, health and more. Working with a personal Coach is not limited to any type of person, but is best for those who want to take initiative in their own life. People who get a Life Coach are committed to a more fulfilled life and are willing to do the work needed to get there.
How will Life Coaching help?
If your reasons for seeking a life coach are personal, you can find a coach to help you improve your relationships, resolve ongoing negative behaviors, problem solve, better manage conflict, and improve your overall health. Working with a life coach can help you live a more balanced life, and achieve your goals.
What happens in a Life Coaching Session?
Each session is tailored to the client and will vary based on individual needs. In the beginning, we will discuss what you are committed to accomplishing through our work together and we will begin to create a plan to achieve your goals. Periodically, I will give you assignments to help direct your progress. We will work together to acknowledge obstacles, explore alternate perspectives and celebrate successes. With the conclusion of each session, we will revisit your goals and evaluate the next steps that are needed to achieve these results.
Do I really need a personal Coach, can't I just do it by myself?
Life coaching can take you above and beyond your own personal limitations. More often than not, people try to achieve their greatest potential, but do not realize what stands in their way. A personal Coach can offer an unbiased and objective perspective, and can help you realize your patterns and habits. Most people experience that they are more efficient when working with a Professional Life Coach and that this provides the opportunity for them to better realize their potential.
How is Coaching different from Therapy?
Although life coaching can be therapeutic, it is not therapy. Coaching is distinct from traditional therapy because it is not designed to address psychological issues. While emotional issues may arise, the primary focus of life coaching is to help you identify your goals, achieve them, and develop constructive habits and skills. There is little emphasis placed on the past with coaching, but instead the focus is on creating what you want now and in the future.
How long do people generally work with a Life Coach?
To experience the effectiveness of a life coaching program, I suggest clients make an initial three-month commitment. At the end of the three months, we will evaluate progress and discuss options for continued coaching.
Is personal life coaching confidential?
What we discuss will be held in confidence and not shared with others. However, our discussions are not privileged for legal purposes. The privilege of confidentiality that exists for the clergy, therapists and attorneys is not granted to coaching professionals. That said, life coaching is a confidential process, and your personal information will always be protected.
What is an ADHD Coach?
ADHD Coaches are, first and foremost, trained coaches who endorse and accept the coaching paradigm of the International Coach Federation (ICF), and who additionally have specific training and expertise in coaching people and/or groups affected by ADHD or executive functioning challenges.
What is ADHD Coaching?
ADHD Coaching addresses the specific needs and aspirations of the individual being coached. Unlike other forms of coaching, however, ADHD Coaching also addresses the specific needs of clients who have ADHD and executive functioning challenges in a supportive, collaborative, goal-oriented process.
Because ADHD Coaching specifically addresses the needs of people affected by ADHD, it is a seamless blend of three distinct elements, each employed by the coach as needed:
- Coaching: Similar to other forms of coaching - like life coaching or executive coaching - ADHD coaching is client-centered, client-driven, and confidential. ADHD Coaches regard the client as an intact, creative, and resourceful person, and approach the coaching through an ADHD-informed lens. ADHD coaches facilitate the client’s actions toward self-awareness and the identification and achievement of the client’s self-identified goals, providing structure and accountability as needed.
- Skills Coaching: The ADHD coach and client collaborate to develop conscious awareness of the client’s strengths and challenges. Leveraging that awareness, the coach supports the client in creating systems and strategies tailored to the client’s needs and to strengthen the client’s ability to manage the pragmatic aspects of life.
- Education: The coach helps to educate the client about the executive functioning challenges that may affect them across a lifetime. The coach will provide information regarding tools and resources specific to ADHD/ADD and current brain research
FAMILY & DIVORCE MEDIATION
What is Mediation?
Any process in which a mediator facilitates communication and negotiation between parties to assist them in reaching a voluntary agreement regarding their dispute. Ohio Revised Code 2710.01(A)
What is Family and Divorce Mediation?
Family mediation is a process intended to achieve agreements to keep parents out of court, but also to support parents’ ability to work collaboratively together in the best interest of their child. Because parents will have to continue to work together regardless of the legal outcome of their case, mediation is considered to be a process where they can begin to co-parent as they make joint decisions about their children. The hope is that through mediation, parents will reach a long-lasting agreement, enabling them to communicate and work together as the needs of their children change over time.
What is Parenting Coordination?
A child-focused dispute resolution process in which coparents may voluntarily participate or a court of common pleas or division of the court may order coparents to attend to assist in implementing a parental rights and responsibilities or companionship time order using assessment, education, case management, conflict management, coaching, or decision-making.
How is Parenting Coordination Conducted?
Parenting coordination is conducted by a qualified parenting coordinator. The PC assists coparents engaged in high conflict to implement their parenting plan by: (1) facilitating the resolution of their disputes in a timely manner; (2) educating coparents about children’s needs; and, (3) with prior approval of coparents or the court, making decisions within the scope of the court order or appointment contract.
Parenting coordination is intended to reduce the harmful effects of high coparenting conflict and promote the best interests of the children.
What is the role of parenting coordinator (PC)?
Parenting coordinators (PC) may educate coparents about child development, separation/divorce research, the effects of conflict and impact of coparents’ behavior on the children, parenting skills, communication, and conflict resolution skills. They may serve in a case management role and work with the professionals and systems involved with the family (e.g. mental health, health care, social services, education, legal).
A PC may provide clarification of parenting responsibilities and parenting time and may assist coparents in developing or revising a parenting plan as authorized by the court or a consent agreement.
No legal advice or therapeutic services are provided by the parenting coordinator and they do not serve in any additional professional role for any member of the family for which parenting coordination is provided.
Triple P Positive Parenting Program and Children in Between
What is Positive Parenting?
Positive parenting is simply an approach to parenting that gives parents tools and strategies to raise their child in an environment that is safe, loving and predictable. Triple P’s positive parenting allows parents to decide what is important to them. It does not tell parents how to raise their children, but gives them the confidence and skills to build good relationships with their child or teenager, set boundaries and rules, and follow up with consequences that are not harmful. Read more about what Triple P is.
How can Triple P Positive Parenting help me?
Triple P is one of the few parenting programs in the world with evidence to show it works. There are more than 290 trials and studies to show Triple P works for most families, in many different cultures, and in many different family situations. And the UN also says Triple P’s evidence base is the largest in the world. Triple P Online is also the first online parenting program proven to work.
Is Triple P also available to Grandparents and Foster Parents?
Yes, Triple P’s principle applies to anyone who cares for children including grandparents and foster parents.
Which Triple P is right for me?
To find out what Triple P program is right for you, schedule a free initial session (links to EduKare Book Now Page) through our contact page.
How can the Children in Between Program help me?
Children in Between is a program for divorcing or separating parents to help them understand the developmental needs of the children and minimize the adult conflict children face.