No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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What is Coaching?
Coaching is a facilitated interaction that enables individuals to maximize their personal and professional potential. It is a thought-provoking and creative process that honors the client as the expert in his or her life and work. The coach provides support to help clients discover, clarify, and align with what they want to achieve. It is a rewarding relationship that can yield positive, sustainable results.
No, coaching is not therapy. Therapy is facilitated by licensed mental health professionals who explore thoughts, feelings and behaviors for the purpose of problem solving or achieving higher levels of functioning. They may explain behaviors, explore your past, identify pathologies and promote healthier coping mechanisms and healing. Coaching works with the present and focuses on where you want to go. It is about designing and implementing strategic action plans and seeing results. Coaching and therapy can complement each other beautifully but an ethical coach will not attempt to provide the counseling and expertise of a licensed clinician.
Is Coaching just consulting with a different name?
I'm already too busy and stressed out. Why should I do this too?
Everyone's style is unique. Monica Nordhaus Coaching brings a wealth of expertise, professionalism, dedication and enthusiasm to every client. We define our success by your success. Coaching is a young and unlicensed profession. If you are looking for someone who values confidentiality, academic models and research, and a commitment to excellence, we may be the right fit for you. If it's not a match, we can provide you a referral.
There's no "should" in coaching. If you don't want to do it, you shouldn't. But why might you consider it? Do you want more balance and fulfillment? Do you want to prioritize your time? Do you find time for Facebook or Netflix but not for your own personal and professional development? Why might you actually want coaching? Coaching can help you clarify your priorities and streamline your time and commitments so you’re not too busy and stressed out to focus on important things that will enhance your life.
No, coaching is not consulting. A consultant provides expertise and advice. In contrast, a coach asks powerful questions to create awareness and ultimately evoke shifts that are necessary for the client to make changes. The client creates the vision and the strategy through the partnership. Clients also benefit in different ways from coaching than they do from consulting. They often experience more fulfillment, improved communication skills, enhanced relationships and better work/life harmony. They have a refined sense of purpose and they are more committed to health, harmony and success.
Why should I choose you?
Is Coaching actually therapy in disguise?
“Monica has incredible passion, energy, dedication and insight. She supported me unconditionally to get clarity and achieve results I never thought possible.”
–JB, Entrepreneur, Los Angeles
"I could not recommend Monica more highly as a coach and facilitator. She brings uncanny intuition, masterful technique and a great breadth of knowledge to inspire and transform her clients.”-–SVP, 20th Century Fox, Los Angeles
"Having Monica as a thoughtful, supportive partner in my solo venture has made all the difference. Accountability, the honest exchange of ideas, strategic feedback, and a shared vision of success—“coach” doesn’t quite capture the depth of Monica’s positive impact. Love her!"
––Award-winning Author, New York
“Everybody needs a coach. Every famous athlete, every famous performer has a somebody who is coach ... A coach really, really helps.”
––Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman and former CEO of Google
"I absolutely believe that people unless coached, never reach their maximum capabilities."
–Bob Nardelli, former CEO, Home Depot, Chrysler
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.
"In a study of skills that distinguish star performers in every field from entry-level jobs to executive positions, the single most important factor was not IQ, advanced degrees, or technical experience, it was EQ. Of the competencies required for excellent in performance in the job studies, 67% were emotional competencies.”
— Daniel Goleman