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Why Hire a Certified Coach? What to look for?

Certified Coach
Tess, your certified, experience Coach

Why Hire a Coach?

The short answer: Certified coaches enable you to identify what you really want and actually achieve it - landing the promotion or the new job, building a high-performing team, becoming an effective leader, speaking up and asserting yourself, navigating conflict, problem solving, and much more.

Why Hire Me?

As a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, I help you identify and make choices that move you toward the change that you are seeking. You'll develop a set of skills and tools to face the challenges of today and prepare for the opportunities of tomorrow.

Coaches are not consultants. In other words, I don't tell you what to do. Rather we collaborate to co-create your desired outcomes. Whatever that change, dream, or goal is that you are seeking, certified professional coaches are extensively trained to guide you on the path. We help you spot the limiting beliefs and the self-sabotaging behaviors that hold you back, box you in, and keep you playing small. We help you unlock your potential and step into the stronger, bolder, and braver version of you that's been longing to step forward for far too long.

In working with a certified professional coach, you are challenged to consider different ways of looking at situations. You test the limits of your thinking. You move to the edges of your growth. The best coaches are coaching the whole person – the one you are becoming as well as the one you are today.

Why Hire a Certified Coach?

Certification from the International Coach Federation (ICF) means that the coach has completed extensive professional training through a program that meets rigorous criteria and is specifically designed to teach coaching skills in alignment with the ICF Competencies and Code of Ethics. Not only has a certified coach been trained, but they also have been tested to ensure that they can demonstrate proficiency and understanding in the application of coaching competencies.

There are many individuals who call themselves coaches but have not been formally trained in specific coaching skills. While these individuals may be skilled in other professions, they have no formal training in coaching core competencies and adult development. These individuals may be very fine consultants or mentors, but they are not coaches.

Other Professions Compared to Coaches:


Seeks to discover emotional issues in the clients’ past that are blocking them from success and are more likely to focus on trauma, anxiety, and depression. Many counselors will go on to become coaches. While coaches and counselors may use many of the same dialog techniques, coaching begins in the present and is future oriented.


Is “profession centric.” They have expertise in a particular area, and they share that knowledge with the mentee. Mentors provide knowledge and advice in their field of expertise. A mentor has a more specific career focus whereas a coach works across multiple professions.


Is a specialist who is paid for solutions. They diagnose the problem and propose a solution. Many times they implement it as well. Coaches also focus on solutions, but draw solutions out of the client. Coaches support the client in creating a plan of action and implementing it. Ultimately, clients gain long-term problem solving capacity in working with coaches. ©Angle Coaching & Leadership Development


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