Coaching FAQ

What is coaching?

The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as “an ongoing partnership designed to help clients produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. Coaches help people improve performance and enhance the quality of their lives.  Coaches are trained to listen, to observe and to customize their approach to individual client needs. They seek to elicit solutions and strategies from the client; they believe the client is naturally creative and resourceful.” Novateur coaches provide a confidential, nonjudgmental environment in which you can leverage your inherent skills, creativity and resources.

How can a coach help me?

Individuals work with coaches on various aspects of their personal and professional lives.  Coaching topics might include leadership, client development, time and energy management, executive presence, communication skills, and/or career management.   Coaching is designed for those who are operating well already and who want to move from good to great in one or more aspects of their lives.  Coaching is proactive, not remedial.

How are Novateur’s coaches trained?

Each of Novateur’s coaches has been trained by the Coaches Training Institute (CTI).  CTI is one of a number of organizations that offer a coach training program accredited by the ICF.  CTI’s training is rich and expansive, providing skills, tools and methodologies that our coaches can draw upon as needed.  Debby Stone has furthered her training with CTI by completing its rigorous certification program and has gained the designation of Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC).

What other credentials do Novateur’s coaches have?

Coaches can also be credentialed through the ICF based upon their training, the number of hours of coaching they have conducted and recommendations from more experienced coaches.  These credentials (ACC, PCC, and MCC) show that the coach has reached a high level of both competence and experience in the field.  Debby Stone is accredited as a PCC through the ICF.