What is Coaching? ~ My Clients
Executive or Leadership Coaching ~ Relationship or Team Coaching
Group Coaching via Workshops and Retreats
My Approach ~ SHIFT-IT - Strategic Personal Visioning
My Experience and Qualifications
What is Coaching?
Your first question might be what is coaching?
Fair question since coaching is a newer profession.
My favourite definition of coaching is:
A powerful alliance between a coach and client designed to forward and enhance the lifelong process of human learning, effectiveness and fulfillment.
That definition may only bring forward even more questions like...How does it work? Who uses it?
Many of your questions can be answered in my free report on professional coaching services. It is available for downloading in PDF format. Just click on the link below. Take it away for free, no strings attached...I don't ask for your e-mail address.
Free Report on Professional Coaching Services in PDF format
Maybe you want to speak to me directly about coaching, contact me!
Every potential new client is offered a complimentary session to explore coaching.
My clients are career focused individuals including executives, senior leaders, managers, entrepreneurs, partners and teams. Each has achieved success in their lives and work at some level yet are seeking something more or different. That is what brings them seeking a coach, a desire for change.
There are three coaching services offered:
- Executive or Leadership coaching for individuals which is private one-on-one time in-person, via Skype or phone
- Relationship coaching for two or more people who have a connection as a team or partnerships usually done onsite
- Group coaching for individuals wanting to explore and share in a cost effective manner with other participants in person or online in workshops and retreats
The next sections explain all three types of coaching.
Executive or Leadership Coaching
Giving you confidential support and development that has accountability.
Are you at a crossroads? Stuck?
Want to get some momentum behind your ideas?
Feeling out of balance? or unfulfilled?
Craving a new direction or a compelling vision?
If you say yes to any of the questions above-even if you are not clear about what you want- you sound ready to be coached.
The best way to confirm that is to try coaching for yourself. Contact me today to get started.
We will set-up a time and date to meet by phone or in-person. In preparation for that session, you might want to finish reading this web page then download the Coaching Introduction form (below) to begin exploring how coaching might help you.
Finally, bring your curiousity and any questions for me to the scheduled appointment.
If you are seeking that next great version of your life contact me for your first coaching session. There is no obligation to continue. Come ready to explore what is possible!
Relationship or Team Coaching
Giving new insight and driving for healthy respectful relationships at work.
Are you new to your leadership role with direct reports?
Does your team have a new project or aggressive goals to meet?
Do you have new team members and want to excelerate their performance?
Does your business partnership need to be developed to its full potential?
These are some of the situations that are ideal for team coaching.
Coaching two or more people who are business partners or members of a team requires a slightly different focus than purely on the individuals. A team is truly the sum of its parts.
Contact Coach Shannan to start the discussion that will lead to improved results for your team.
Group Coaching via Workshops and Retreats
Providing a supportive environment to explore and grow that focuses on self-development
With over 20 years of training experience, Coach Shannan combines her talents to design then deliver popular coaching workshops and retreats. They are aimed at supporting your self-exploration and growth.
Her clients come together to share and learn from each other in partnership with a coach that gets the courage it takes to grow.
The schedule of workshops and retreats is always being added to. The best way to stay in touch with these opportunities is to sign-up for her monthly newsletter on the Home page.
My coaching focuses on a strategic or vision based approach for your business, career and life.
Getting clear on where you want to go is crucial. With an appreciation for all that you have achieved so far, we assess your unique strengths and values. That understanding or foundation will act as your guide to quality decisions and commitments as you progress towards your vision.
My coaching style has been described as positive, powerful, direct and humourous. I will not shy away from difficult subjects or calling you on what might be in the way of you achieving what has been set forth. After all, you are paying to get results and I am very keen on ensuring you get a return on investment. What is just as important is to understand when it is time to sit back, reflect and learn from what is happening. And yes, there will be times of laughter. Coaching can be all that.
SHIFT-IT Personal Strategic Visioning
I have used this process more than once to define the direction I want my life to go in. Today, I am certified to bring it to you!
The SHIFT-IT Graphic Coaching Process® guides you through a powerful process that acknowledges where you have been, where you are at today then unfolds the future that you truly want.
SHIFT-IT Coaching's methods are simple. You are guided through maps or templates that explore the past, present and future in simple steps towards an action plan to deliver on your new vision.
Why it works? Most adults have a strong tendency towards visual learning or communications, coaching needs to match that world. Graphic coaching is really combining the power of words and pictures to not only create a record of your work, but a source for reflection and inspiration.
Want to try SHIFT-IT Graphic Coaching for free?
You can download the PDF Focus on Me for free (click on the picture below). You will get a chance to assess your current life from several different perspectives such as career, health, etc. The booklet is my gift to you for visiting my website. It helps gain clarity on where you feel satisfied or fulfilled and what might be out of alignment. A great start for making change.
My Experience and Qualifications
I have been coaching for nine years. My clients have come from a variety of industries at various stages in their careers. This includes clients who are new leaders, executives, seasoned professionals, entrepreneurial partners or teams.
To assure perspective clients that they are working with a professional, I felt it critical to seek credentialed training and certification in my field. I am a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). The Federation is the world's largest coaching association with over 16,000 members in over 90 countries. I stand behind their code of ethics for my conduct. A link to the ICF can be found on the resources page of this website.
Complimenting my coaching skills, I have an MBA in Management Consulting. If you wish to learn more about me, review the Meet page of my website.
The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created - created first in the mind and will, created next in activity.
The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating.
John Schaar, scholar, b. 1928 ~