1. What is coaching and how is it different from Therapy or consulting?

Coaching is a partnership between coach and client to engage in a series of powerful, thought-provoking and creative exercises, with the purpose of helping the client maximize their personal and professional potential. Rather then tell the client what to do, the role of the coach is to assist the client through their own process of self-discovery.

Therapy focuses on addressing and improving psychological functions and resolving issues from the past that affect one's present mental state.

Consulting involves elements of diagnosing a problem in order to prescribe a solution. Essentially, the consultant is hired for their expertise in order to solve the problem for the client.  

2. What does the CPCC certification represent?

"CPCC" stands for Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and it is the designation given to coaches who have successfully completed their training through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). Considered the most rigorous and respected training program in the industry, CTI was the first training organization to be certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is a leader in the world of professional coaching

3. What does the acc certification represent?

"ACC" stands for Associate Certified Coach and it is the designation given to coaches by the International Coach Federation which is the international organizing body for the coaching profession that sets the accepted professional standards, accreditation guidelines, core competencies, ethics, and code of conduct for all professional coaching programs and individual professional coaches.

4. Is coaching confidential?

Yes, per the ICF Code of Ethics (and my own) all information discussed during our coaching sessions will remain confidential between myself the coach and you the client unless required by law. 

4. Can I buy coaching for someone else as a gift?

Yes, in this case, the person paying for the coaching services is referred to as the "sponsor" and the person receiving the coaching is referred to as the "client". This is important to note because confidentiality is still enforced between coach and client and the sponsor will not have access to any such confidential information unless required by law.  

5. do you offer a money-back guarantee?

Yes, I offer a 30-day money back guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied with my coaching services send me an email within 30 days of our last session and I will refund your payment. While not required, it would be helpful if you would also include in your email any feedback or comments that would help me improve my services.