The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today's uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole. Standing on this foundation, the coach's responsibility is to:
This process helps clients dramatically improve their outlook on work and life, while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential.
An individual or team might choose to work with a coach for many reasons, including but not limited to the following:
A coaching relationship is finite, client-driven, and goal-oriented, leading to sustainable change.
Learning in a group setting opens the door to engaging discussion and collaborative growth.
Choose from a variety of topics for your school staff, parent groups, or organizational needs.
"I met Nancy when I was in a professional crossroad in my life. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do and how to move forward with my job search. After only the first session, she helped me realize that my quest was on a completely different path. Nancy helped me to focus and think in ways that made me grow personally and fill the sense of purpose in my life. We set up goals together and worked towards achieving them in a short amount of time. Since then, I have found opportunities to engage my time and my heart in a very meaningful way. I am so grateful for her help in getting me there."
"Nancy Rapport is a true professional with a gift for understanding human behavior, effective communication, and leadership competencies. Our work together offered me the unique opportunity to reflect deeply, to identify my values, and to clarify my goals. I made positive changes in both my professional and personal life, finding more of a balance between the two. Nancy challenged me to dig deep through her probing questions and keen insight, helping me identify ways to become a better communicator, leader, coworker, mother, and human being. Working with Nancy had a profound impact on me as an individual aspiring to develop and grow and as a first year school administrator wanting to successfully serve my students, families, colleagues, and community."Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it.
"Nancy is a great match for me in a coach. She understands my enthusiasm as well as my barriers, and she does a fantastic job of keeping me focused so that our time is well-spent. Thanks to my work with Nancy, I have been very successful at finally harnessing 'calm' in my life. Ahhhh!"