Life and Business Coaching:
Design your future. Sculpt your career. Compose your life.
Business Coaching: Do you want to create a career that gives you:
- A higher income?
- People you enjoy working with?
- A life that’s not totally centered around your work?
- Creative satisfaction?
- Meaningful work?
- A Fulfilling career?
Coaching is a collaborative process that helps you amplify your awareness of self and others, find clarity in chaos, navigate life changes, make informed decisions, brainstorm ideas, revitalise your creativity, and develop strategies, all for the purpose of helping you achieve your dreams, goals and aspirations. Coaching is solution-focused, goal orientated and will help you achieve measurable results.
These are some of the results you can expect from coaching:
- Design your future based on your values, purpose, and vision
- Amplified creativity, productivity and efficiency
- Increased income
- More time. Enriched quality of life
- Improved relationships (personal and professional)
- Accelerated progress towards achieving your goals
- More resilience
Business Coaching is Life Coaching
Your Foundation: Some people say all coaching is life coaching. That’s because when you take a deep dive into what matters, everything starts with your foundation. Who are you as a human being, and what do you stand for? Your clients want to know. Assess your strengths and weaknesses, gifts and talents. Identify your values, interests and passions. Identify and remove the barriers that drain your energy and keep you from moving forward. Develop the habits and behaviours that will help you achieve success.
Creating Your Vision: Create the vision you want for your life based on your strengths, passions, purpose and values. Once you have clearly formulated your vision, you can find your niche in the marketplace and focus your energy and intentions on achieving your goals.
Creating Your Marketing Plan & Brand Strategy: Develop your brand message from elevator pitch, to a full range of marketing communications.
Productivity: It’s not about how many hours you work, it’s what you produce that matters. Frenzied busyness is counter-productive and detrimental to your business. Coaching will help you get more work done in a shorter time with less effort.
Work/Life Balance: This doesn’t mean your time is evenly divided between personal and business. It means designing the lifestyle you want to live and improving the quality of your life and work.
Liberate your Creativity: Start, develop and/or FINISH a creative project.
ROI Return on Investment
Your Investment is Tax Deductible!
Expenses to maintain and improve your professional skills are usually tax deductible in North America. Please contact your tax advisor for further information.
Coaching provides the missing components to creating lasting change through training and facilitation: Accountability and commitment. Transformation occurs more readily when organizations include coaching, to support leaders and teams to follow-up and follow-through.
One study examined the effects of executive coaching amongst managers in the public sector. Training — which included goal setting, collaborative problem solving, practice, and feedback, — increased productivity by 22.4%. Training and coaching increased productivity by 88%. (Public Personnel Management; Winter 1997; Olivero, Bane and Kopelman)
What does the media say about coaching?
“Asked for a conservative estimate of the monetary payoff from the coaching they got, these managers described an average return of more than $100,000, or about six times what the coaching had cost their companies.” —FORTUNE
“A coach may be the guardian angel you need to rev up your career.” —MONEY
“The benefits of coaching appear to win over even the most cynical clients within just a few weeks.” —INDUSTRY WEEK
“Across corporate America, coaching sessions at many companies have become as routine for executives as budget forecasts and quota meetings.” —INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY
“I want to say that you have really changed my thinking at a point in my career where I felt I was at a stand-still. The coaching sessions challenged me to think beyond my short-term plans at that time, and so after I gave birth to my daughter, I tackled my career with fire. I am doing well career-wise and still with the same organization.” – Winnie, Communications Manager
From an executive in transition:
“What have I learned from the coaching? How important “self strategy” is (e.g. creating a mission, vision, goals) and how it is also important to do it periodically in preparation for turbulent times in personal and professional life.
“What gains have I made? Identification of strategy and direction for moving forward with career, family/friends and self. In the beginning it was tough to understand what the shared goals of coaching were. I thought it would be more professional development, not so much personal development —which, I understand now are one of the same. But, it took me some time to realize that.
“What worked about the coaching? Personal development with a practical methodology: as an administrator/executive I respond most to practical, less ‘spiritual’ solutions. You were able to work well with me and gave me ‘homework’ and deadlines.
From a UBC Manager who wanted to work less, find time to write:
Coaching helped her successfully negotiate a new contract with her boss, get a promotion, stop working overtime, and re-schedule so she could work 4 days a week, and start work later in the morning. This gave her time to write daily and finish her novel:
Linda is awesome! Excellent listener. Resilient communicator. Able to see gaps in thinking that she shines her light on. Asks wonderful questions that really open things up.
It helps to have someone outside my own field of friends, family, and acquaintances to converse with about the issues at hand. Linda is detached from my life, and asks key, relevant, and often simple (but not simplistic) questions that I think get overlooked by people I’m more familiar with. This is of great value to me. It normalizes things I find difficult. I valued the process and got the results I was looking for. What more could I ask for?”
“When I started working with Linda I was in the middle of a career transformation. She helped me to focus, identify business strategies, and take the necessary steps to get my business off the ground. I highly recommend Linda as a business coach.” — Leslie Fenner
“Linda provides a valuable service for any professional who is at an impasse in their life and work.”
“Our conversations have had a lasting effect on me and our family life.” —UBC Manager
Linda provided structure and guidance as well as direct and honest feedback. She was very firm with me at times, asking me to be very specific and dig deeper or go further into exercises and ideas. I needed a thoughtful and steady push and somehow Linda knew and provided that.
Through my coaching sessions with Linda Naiman, I have built a solid foundation for my career and life goals. Now being able to clearly articulate my ideas, I feel more confident in my decisions and direction. I now know what fits and what doesn’t within the larger picture.
During my coaching with Linda I applied and received a grant. This success is the direct result of the work done in my coaching relationship.” —L Madera