What are the benefits of hiring a coach?
Individuals who engage in a coaching relationship can expect to experience fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities, enhanced thinking and decision making skills, enhanced interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence in carrying out their chosen work and life roles. Consistent with a commitment to enhancing their personal effectiveness, they can also expect to see appreciable results in the areas of productivity, personal satisfaction with life and work, and the achievement of personally relevant goals.
What my clients have to say about their coaching experiences:
“Mary is thoughtful, genuine, respectful, principled and focused. I appreciate how Mary strives to understand each person’s individuality in order to help them focus on how to achieve their own goals or the goals of the organization. ”
Lorna Baker-Perri, BCom
“Mary and I worked as colleagues for many years and I always appreciated her thoughtful, pragmatic, patient and non-judgmental approach to our discussions. Not only does she create an environment for one to feel safe and valued, she allows the process to unfold. Her advice is based on reality rather than platitudes or theories and importantly she brings an appreciation of both sides of a topic. I leave our time together learning something new or with a new insight.”
Gwen Bauer, BA
“Mary has a deep knowledge of organizational culture and is sensitive to the range of issues facing administrators. Our conversations addressed specific problems and helped move my thinking forward. They were also enjoyable. Mary is a strong strategic thinker and an outstanding listener. Mary’s integrity and discretion can be relied upon 100%.”
Gerald Beasley, BA, MA, MLIS
“I ALWAYS get more out of our discussions/conversations/ experiences than I give! Mary leaves me thinking and exploring issues and ideas long after the actual discussion has concluded. Mary celebrates successes and strengths, but isn’t afraid to force me (or others) to make some hard choices or decisions. In this day, she isn’t afraid to have courageous conversations and we need this. My behaviour and responses have changed as a result of her feedback.”
Marion Haggerty-France, BA
“My time with Mary has given me more confidence and direction in my career, and a more practical understanding of how I am going to get from point A to point B in the years to come. It has helped me to pause on the ‘doing’ and self-reflect on where I want to go and what I have to offer in my organization.”
Amber Holder, BMgmt
“I so appreciated Mary’s listening skills and ability to ask questions that really caused me to think about the skills and gifts that I bring to my career. Mary’s attentiveness to who I am as a whole person offered space for me to articulate my career goals and dreams. Thank you Mary for your insights and the ways in which they, along with narratives of my experiences, informed our conversations, my goals and my dreams.”
Florence Glanfield, PhD