Frequently asked questions

Why do people hire a leadership coach?

A leadership coach is a trusted mentor who helps you identify and uncover obstacles that keep you from reaching your fullest potential. Charmel provides a supportive and non-judgmental space to help you create and achieve what you want for yourself, your team and your organization. Different than a life coach, a leadership coach has significant business experience that provides them a unique perspective  into the challenges executives face on a day-to-day basis in the overlap between personal and professional.

What types of people hire a leadership coach?

People from all walks of life work with professional coaches to help attain their career, finance, relationship, and health goals. In business work often takes precedence and there is a desire to experience a more well-rounded sense of success. 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 and understand the advantage of expert guidance. 

How is coaching and consulting different from therapy?

Coaching focuses more on individual behavioral change as it relates to the desire to "up one's game". Coaching focuses on the future and fosters individual performance improvementt and helps leaders discover their own path. A coach will often advise on business matters, goal setting, and organizational change if they have a depth of experience in industry.

Consultants are paid to come up with answers providing an objective perspective, and a quantitative analysis of problems. There is more of a focus on organizational performance vs. individual performance.

Traditional therapy is distinct from coaching and consulting because it diagnoses or treats dysfunctionality for conditions that are more medically related such as past trauma, substance abuse or mental conditions.

How does the coaching engagement work?

Through an initial FREE conversation we explore the types of improvements you'd like to see in your life and why it's important to you now. We explore what it's costing you in time, money, well-being and paint a picture of the future you envision. With the goals in mind we quantify the Return on Investment to establish the value. And then we begin according to the plan we have crafted together.

It asks for commitment, participation and accountability in order to achieve the agreed upon goals within the time frame agreed to.

What is behavioral coaching?

It follows the idea that much our human behavior is learned and that our behaviors resulting in positive or negative consequences for the individual and those around them. Our lives are a dynamic system within the larger systems of work, politics, religions, relationships etc and undergo constant change.

Behavioral coaching defines an individuals current status and progress in terms of their behavior rather than personality traits or styles. The client targets a set of desired outcomes and together with guidance from their coach look at values, beliefs, emotional, habits, and professional skills that can impact create new thinking, perspectives and actions such that a permanent change in behavior can be made to achieve the desired results in a measurable way.

Behavioral coaching also looks at assessing covert behaviors (e.g., limiting beliefs, anxiety, fears etc) in relation to overt actions (e.g., speaking at a meetings, dealing with conflict and emotional events, organization, time management, communication, etc.) The process provides statistical proof of beneficial change/learning acquisition and ROI giving the coachee the ability to become self-sufficient and able to clearly determine the magnitude of their growth and change.

Is this a set program?

The "program" is individually created for each client as it relates to their current situation and desired outcomes. Some leaning to more professional approaches, others to the more personal and yet other relationships on the scale in between. The work is private and confidential.

If paid by the corporation the process may be discussed, the results are shared only as they impact specified performance improvements. The content remains solely between the coach and coachee.