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Mandy Kotzman, Ph.D.

Professional Development and Personal Coaching Services
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About Personal Coaching?

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  •  What is it?
  •  Who uses it?
  •  Why bother?

    What is Personal Life Coaching?

    Life coaching is about assisting people to design their future, and live with purpose.

    It is an ongoing professional relationship that helps people produce amazing results in their lives, careers, businesses or organizations. Ideally it addresses the whole person. Through a process of coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance and enhance their quality of life.

    As a client, you choose the focus of our conversation at each meeting, while I listen and contribute observations and questions. This interaction helps to create clarity and move you to action.
    • Coaching accelerates your progress by providing greater focus and awareness of choice.
    • Coaching concentrates on where you are now, where you want to be, and what you are willing to do to be there in the future.
    • Coaching recognizes that results are a matter of your intentions, choices and actions, supported by my efforts and the coaching process.
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    Tele-coaching (by telephone), individually or in groups, has become enormously popular because it offers the convenience of:

    • NO geographic impediment to using any coach you want

    • NO travel time

    • NO traffic or parking hassles

    • NO dress code

    • NO distractions

    Mandy's life coaching is available by phone
    Most of my coaching is arranged and conducted on the telephone and by email. With today's long distance calling options (both national and international), this can be surprizingly inexpensive, and I am usually happy to make our calls if this isn't the case for you.

    My clients typically want 2-4, 30-50 minute calls per month, including email coaching and "top up" coaching conversations (5-10 minutes) as needed. Between calls, you undertake the "homework" you have chosen, and as a result, much of your learning, growth and actions happen between the calls.

    You are also encouraged to use a pre-session "prep sheet" to keep us both up-to-date on your progress and focus. My aim is to add to what you could do on your own, not to replace it.

    Some people want a multi-year partnership, others want to fly solo after 3 months, and some clients may use my services for a while, take time off and then return to coaching later on. We normally start with a three month commitment (to transcend normal energy cycles), and I suggest that my clients stay with me as long as my coaching is worthwhile.

    Curious? Get a taste with a complimentary introductory session.

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    Who uses coaching?

    Life coaching is for people seeking more satisfying, rewarding and fulfilling lives.

    Life coaching clients are creative, resourceful and whole people (although they don't always recognize it).

    People who can use the power that comes from this collaborative relationship to make things happen in their livesthat they weren't achieving on their own.

    Do any of these statements speak to you?
    • My life is going well, but I still feel as if something is missing.
    • I have very specific goals and would like some support to achieve them.
    • I have a vague idea of what I want in my future, but I'm not sure where to start or how to make it happen.
    • I have difficulty making time for some of the things I want and/or need.
    • My life seems somewhat out of balance.
    • I seem to be living to work, when I'd rather be working to live!
    • The dreams I had never seem to get closer, or, I'm loosing touch with what they were...
    While there is no script for the model coaching client, people I have enjoyed coaching, and who have enjoyed being coached by me, tend to be:
    • People who are motivated,
    • People who are aware of a gap between the life they currently have and the one they want, and wish to do something about it,
    • People who understand how coaching can benefit their daily performance and long term prospects,
    • People in transition, e.g. career/job change, retirement, divorce, illness, relocating, etc., and/or
    • People who can afford coaching without unduly burdening themselves or their families.
    If this describes you ... let's have a chat to see what coaching could do for you!

    It's easy with a free, no obligation, introductory session.

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    Why use a coach?

    Because it makes things easier. Sometimes it's really difficult to make the changes we want to make by ourselves; on our own.

    Satisfaction and fulfillment come from living a life that is consistent with our most basic values and intentions - the idea is simple, but it's not always easy to accomplish. Coaching can help get you on that path more easily and more quickly, and then help you stay on it.

    Coaching can enable you to:
    • Discover and clarify your values and goals,
    • Generate ideas and strategies,
    • Be responsible and accountable, and
    • Accomplish things you never thought possible.
    Do you find it easier to do something when you made a commitment to someone else?

    Does talking to a good listener help you to uncover possible solutions or actions? Or encourage or energise you?

    Ever think there is more to life, but didn't know exactly what it is or how to find out?

    Why not use personal life coaching to get the edge in your life? Coaching is key to the success of most high-achieving executives and sporting professionals, and provides invaluable support for regular people undertaking life transitions such as career change, improving relationships or performance, retirement, marriage/divorce, losing wieght or improving fitness. If it can help them, it can help you.

    Satisfy your curiosity! Try a complimentary, no obligation, introductory coaching session.

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