What is Coaching?
Focused on You – Unlike typical, back-and-forth conversations between two individuals, my coaching conversations are completely focused on YOU. Whether you wish to retain a coach for yourself or for members of your team, I work to develop and advance the critical, individual attributes of each person to ensure his/her career success.
Accountability Partner – Working with a coach means having someone who helps you identify next steps to move you forward with your goals and holds you accountable to actually taking those steps. Aristotle is known to have said “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
Conversation Partner – Working with a professional coach means finding a qualified coaching partner for your trusted conversations, particularly a coach who works outside of the politics and dynamics of your organization. Our carefully guided coaching conversations are confidential and are specifically designed to enhance your personal development and become more effective in the workplace.
Types of Coaching Packages
J Schmidt Consulting offers several different coaching packages including:
* Career coaching
For those interested in analytics career coaching, more information is found at Analytics Career Coaching
Benefits of Working With A Coach
Here are some benefits you will receive from working a professional coach:
Improve Performance: Increasing your performance typically requires an additional focus on building relationships, improving communication skills, and connecting with others.
Advance Your Career: It takes work to make a shift in your career or prepare yourself for that promotion, and often the path is unclear. A coach will help you define your goals and will work with you to design an individualized path to get there.
Accelerate Your Development: We all have areas we can work on to become better, so why don’t we? A coach helps you identify and overcome the unseen roadblocks keeping you from becoming the person you want to be.
Retain Key Talent: Helping a high-potential employees to continue to progress in working and leading others is key to retaining them at your organization. Providing a coach for your employees sends a positive message that they are important and supported in your organization.
Support New Leaders: First-time leaders need support to help them be most effective in their role. While great managers often provide this guidance, additional support from a coach can speed up the employee’s transformation from individual contributor, to manager, to leader. Doing the work to strengthen the leader benefits the entire team.
How Do I Get Started?
You will meet with your coach over the phone several times a month to discuss challenges, successes, and progress on goals. You will soon see an increased self-awareness, stronger relationships with your colleagues, more confidence in yourself and your goals achieved!
You will choose from a 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month coaching package. Each package includes a specific number of one-hour virtual sessions with a coach, and your own personality assessment from Insights Discovery to help you on your journey.
You’ve already started your journey by deciding it’s time to invest in yourself or your team. Congrats! Next, spend some time clarifying your needs, or the needs of your team, and how an coach can help. Finally, complete the Contact Us page to learn more details about getting started.