I Believe"You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself." - Galileo Galilei Achieve your goals in all areas of your life -- career, finances, relationships, health, and spiritual development. Improve your well being and quality of life; reduce stress; create the life you want. Engage a partner to help you apply your strengths creatively and constructively to resolve issues, generate ideas and achieve results. Life coaching involves a creative partnership in which you, the client, set the agenda. The process centers around structured conversation to clarify goals, develop strategic actions, implement plans and monitor results. Coaching will move you through these seven key actions: Confirm commitment – Your desire for transformation and commitment to change are essential to a successful coaching relationship Assess the current situation -- Gather the facts and take inventory about you, your strengths, your desires and goals, what motivates you, and what most contributes to your thriving. Clarify goals and desired results -- “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” (Lewis Carroll in “Alice in Wonderland") It’s just that simple, but getting clarity may not be easy. This is where my ability to ‘hear between the lines’ contributes significantly to getting all the important information on the table and into play. Develop a strategic action plan – Once you know where you are going, having a map will make it so much easier to get there – as well as to monitor progress along the way. Monitor progress -- It is your responsibility to make it happen, but, as your coach, I will hold you accountable for implementing the agreed action plan. Revise goals as needed -- As you achieve your targeted results, you may gain a new and different perspective on where you want to go. Revising goals to reflect your evolved perspective often takes your further than you had originally anticipated. Review results, celebrate success and ask yourself ‘what next?’
Elaine specializes in empowering and improving performance of both individuals in all aspects of their lives. She has over 20 years of experience in financial services, human resources and international development. Her business experience spans large scale infrastructure projects, telecommunications, health services and consulting. Elaine has worked for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Price Waterhouse and the World Bank. She has extensive experience in leading strategic change, working in culturally diverse environments and leadership development. Elaine has worked in over 25 countries on five continents. Elaine holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Bucknell University and an MBA from George Washington University. She is also a graduate of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching program and is accredited by the International Coach Federation. Elaine is also a licensed CPA. Coaching Philosophy Galileo said: “You can’t teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.” As a coach, I notice distinctions, cultivate awareness, and ask powerful questions, to support my clients to clarify and achieve their goals.