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Life Coaching at The Kitchen Table – Covenant Spotlight August 2017

Life coaching at The Kitchen Table

Albert Einstein once said: “Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.”

What do coaches do?

ICF defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.” Here at The Kitchen Table we believe having a life coach is a professional relationship where you and your coach seek to (1) clarify your values and what matters most to you, (2) identify blocks to what you want in life and find ways to get past them, (3) take personal responsibility for your life experience and (4) build skills for successful living thus moving towards the life you want to have.

Types of coaches:

There are two main types of professional coaches in today’s marketplace: personal life coaches and corporate or executive life coaches.  Unlike counseling where the past is often the focus and mental disorders are sometimes labeled and medication is prescribed, personal life coaches approach people’s personal challenges from a holistic and positive psychology theoretical framework. Coaches believe that people have solutions inside of themselves that just need to be identified and encouraged.  Executive or corporate coaches help leaders build a sustainable culture, drive leadership development and help align leadership vision with the whole organization.  Think of rowing a boat as an example; when everyone is rowing together, the combined effort focused and in-sync helps create a winning team effort. According to a study of Fortune 100 executives conducted by the Manchester Consulting Group, “coaching resulted in an ROI of almost six times the program cost, as well as a 77% improvement in relationships, 67% improvement in teamwork, 61% improvement in job satisfaction and 48% improvement in quality.”

The experience:

What if you had someone committed to listening and understanding YOU and committed to YOUR success. Maybe you have been wanting more in life but feel blocked or scattered.  What has God put inside of you that could be the focus of your attention, energy and focus? What’s inside of you that has been waiting for its turn to grow? Our coaches will ask you many questions during the coaching experience. This is the method to get you to become more aware of where you are to get you where you want to be. Rather than think of your coach as an expert, think of them as helping you pull out what God has already put there to be discovered and developed.

What does it cost?

Our Kitchen Table Coaches fee starts at $70 per session. These sessions are held over the phone or in-person. All of our coaches are in our Kitchen Table Life Coaching Certification program and have years of experience in ministry and then the professional world. Your first session will either be with Marc or Melissa D’Aunoy and if your coaching need is a good fit with one of our coaches, we will personally match you with the best fit for your situation.

A testimonial: It’s no secret that people go through tough times in life…whether it be from circumstances you bring on yourself or circumstances brought on by others.  Through life coaching, Marc D’Aunoy not only walked me through personal and professional hardships but introduced me to the concept of having a culture of coaching, in life and in business. Coaching that is ongoing and available when you need it.  Everyone needs an outside perspective on things that happen in life.  Everyone needs a person by your side that has no other motives or agendas but to help you discover what is best for you, your family and your profession. Personally, it was very beneficial to me to have someone who could see through my personal hang-ups or challenges.  Also, someone who would motivate and push me out of my comfort zone.  Thank you, Marc, I appreciate you. -Eric Smith, Owner & Founder of Sanuk Group. 

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