Coaching is an incredibly powerful tool—no wonder it’s such a fast growing industry. But there are lots of misconceptions about Coaching, and the world is seemingly full of self-appointed Coaches of all sorts and types. Executive Coaches, Life Coaches, Leadership Coaches, Relationship Coaches, Spiritual Coaches, etc. It’s confusing—we know! We view all of these titles as synonymous because an effective Coach focuses on the person—not the topic. What distinguishes professional Coaches is their rigorous training & extensive experience. Bearfence’s highly vetted professional Coaches are certified by training organizations recognized by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), and/or carry ICF Credentials.
The ICF is considered the “gold standard in Coaching”. ICF Credentials are awarded to professional coaches who have met stringent education and experience requirements and have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the coaching competencies that set the standard in the profession. Achieving credentials through ICF signifies a coach’s commitment to integrity, understanding and mastery of coaching skills, and dedication to clients.
Coaching defined: Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching is topic based and typically begins with the client saying something like “I’m struggling with (topic)”, or “I want to get better at (topic)”, or “I’m not sure what to do about (topic)”. The Coaching process often unlocks previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity and leadership. Coaches don’t offer advice, but instead help clients unblock stuck energy and emotions, reframe their thinking, and make powerful changes. We all have goals we want to reach, challenges we’re striving to overcome and times when we feel stuck. Partnering with a Bearfence Coach can change your life, setting you on a path to greater personal and professional fulfillment.
Coaching is done in person, by phone, or through video-conference. Regardless, all Coaching conversations are strictly confidential. A typical Coaching relationship consists of 3-5 sessions lasting 45-60 minutes each. Bearfence’s rate for Coaching is $225 per session. Discounts are available for Coaching packages, Veterans, First Responders, and Small Businesses.
Real-life Participant Feedback:
- My experience with Coaching was truly transformative. I came away with a whole new way of looking at things.
- Coaching helped me develop clear, actionable, and goal-oriented milestones to advance my career.
- Dave’s Coaching and ability to listen cut through my thoughts & words and helped me arrive at my own answers–I worked through internal struggles that were holding me back and am now excited to take things on.
- My Coaching sessions helped me learn more about myself and made me more resilient.
- Coaching made me more confident in my abilities as a leader and mentor.
- The Coaching I received helped me work through major life decisions in an empowering way.
All of the benefits of individual Coaching can be experienced at the team level. Bearfence’s Certified Team Coaches will help your team generate wins, communicate better, build trust, and improve performance. A Team Coach is also a fantastic tool to develop team goals and values. Based near Charlottesville in Central Virginia, we Coach teams worldwide. We’re happy to travel to your location or employ virtual environments to meet your specific needs.