Author: Martina Carroll-Garrison

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As a Georgetown trained Executive Leadership Coach

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How Do I Find an Authentic Career Coach or Executive Coach? By Martina Carroll-Garrison

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Summary: Enduring a challenging, or limited work life is painful Your problem is you don’t know how to solve problems that are destroying your work life, or identify a career that will satisfy your soul

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Summary: Enduring a challenging, or limited work life is painful. Your problem is you don’t know how to solve problems that are destroying your work life, or identify a career that will satisfy your soul. Hey, maybe you need to hire a career coach or an executive coach? As a trained executive leadership coach, Dr. Tina is so committed to helping you understand what a coach can do, and how to hire to suit your needs, that she has penned the coaching insiders “how-to” book on how to hire a coach.



Content: Suwanee, GA – Any mention of “coach” and “workpl
ace” in the same sentence use to conjure up a failing employee, a manager on a last-chance agreement, or a leader who is unable to lead. Today however there is a certain status in having a workplace coach, as it means you are serious about your career, or you are capable of managing your own destiny, or your employer sees you as a contender for advancement and is committed to laying the groundwork early. Today there are many different types of coaching relationships. Not too long ago however, the term “coach” quiet simply referred to the individual making the calls on any sports team. But over the last 10-15 years this phenomenon has changed. Behavior coach, business coach, career coach, corporate coach, leadership coach, life coach, self-awareness coach, speaking coach and workplace team coach are now all familiar workplace expressions.



Of all the things successful people do to accelerate their trip down the path to success, participating in some kind of coaching program is at the top of the list.



– Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul



Most people today either know a coach or know someone who is receiving coaching. The International Coach Federation published on May 23, 2014, the results of 2014 ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study, which provides insights into the minds and motivations of coaching consumers around the globe. Overall, 58% of respondents said they were aware of professional business and/or life coaching, including 17% saying they were “very aware” and 41% describing themselves as “somewhat aware.”   Awareness levels varied strongly by age group, ranging from 67% among those aged 25-34 to 48% of those aged 55+. Among those who would consider coaching, the most frequently cited motivations were defining their own strengths and weaknesses (47%), followed by a desire to maximize their own potential (41%). The survey findings also reflect that male respondents tended to cite business-related reasons, such as optimizing work performance, whereas female respondents were more likely to mention personal development factors when they elected to seek coaching support.



Through engaging with her own coaching clients Dr. Tina is aware of the challenges potential customers face in sourcing, selecting, and contracting the best coach for their needs. She insists that her clients interview several coaches before they settle on her as their coach. Dr. Tina recognizes the potential for a successful coaching engagement begins with understanding what type of coach you need and finding one whose style and skill suits you. Being clear in what you want to accomplish through coaching will improve the output.



However, as widespread as coaching has become, there is still a lot of mystery surrounding both the art of coaching and the process of sourcing and contracting for coaching services. Dr. Tina suggests that although many employees and professionals desire to work in, and lead in fulfilling workplace, wherein they can achieve autonomy, mastery, and purpose, not everyone knows how to achieve this ideal work life. Hiring a coach is a step in the right direction. Dr. Tina’s “How Do I Find An Authentic Career Coach or Executive Coach?” handbook is field tested and will show you how to become an informed coach shopper, and also how to begin to promote a coaching culture in your workplace. Dr. Tina offers a quick immersion into what you as a leader need to know on a personal level to secure coaching services for yourself and your workplace, as well as how to institute career and executive coaching as a positive cultural norm.The Top-Ten-Tips for Hiring a coach include;



1.Know why you need an authentic coach.



2.Understand what an authentic coach does.



3.Choose an authentic coach for chemistry as much as skill and experience.



4.Understand where authentic coaches come from.



5.Ask a potential authentic coach about his level of expertise.



6.Be wary of coaches who don't offer an initial free consultation or information session.



7.Don’t expect the initial discussion to be a free coaching session.



8.Invest in yourself - understand the difference between value and price – and pay for value.



9.Expect a written agreement.



10.Know when the relationship is over.



For more information about Dr. Tina’s authentic coach sourcing process, visit her at http://www.executivevirtualcoach.com. For more information on Dr. Tina’s several speaking, training and coaching offerings, visit her at the MCG Consulting Group, LLC website at http://www.mcgconsultinggroup.com. or 001-703-785-6787.

As a Georgetown trained Executive Leadership Coach, Dr. Tina helps you manifest your highest and most joyful work life through her philosophy of coaching the whole person. Her unique gift is helping you as a professional overcome challenges by intentionally and thoughtfully changing your emotional state. Through coaching Dr. Tina facilitates exploration of your professional dissatisfaction towards achieving a significant breakthrough; moving to tangible actions designed to secure measurable and fulfilling results. As a former federal government professional, Dr. Tina has overcome many professional obstacles while in pursuit of her professional goals as a leader, and now offers you her insights as a coach. Besides being an International Coaching Federation certified coach, Dr. Tina completed the Georgetown University Executive Coaching Training Program, and has earned a Doctorate in Management from the University of Phoenix, and two Master’s Degrees; the first in Resource Strategy from the National Defense University’s Industrial College of The Armed Forces, and, and the other in Global Strategy from Excelsior College. Her first credentials include a Diploma in Civil Engineering and a BSc in Management - she is a life-long learner, a seasoned leader and a committed coach, mentor and teacher. Her current JOB is as an independent Executive Leadership Coach, and this is her life’s’ passion. She aspires to share her experiences and insights to help you with your professional growth and advancement. Visit Dr. Tina at http://www.mcgconsultinggroup.com to explore a free coaching executive session she can offer you.

As a Georgetown trained Executive Leadership Coach, Dr. Tina helps you manifest your highest and most joyful work life through her philosophy of coaching the whole person. Her unique gift is helping you as a professional overcome challenges by intentionally and thoughtfully changing your emotional state. Through coaching Dr. Tina facilitates exploration of your professional dissatisfaction towards achieving a significant breakthrough; moving to tangible actions designed to secure measurable and fulfilling results. As a former federal government professional, Dr. Tina has overcome many professional obstacles while in pursuit of her professional goals as a leader, and now offers you her insights as a coach. Besides being an International Coaching Federation certified coach, Dr. Tina completed the Georgetown University Executive Coaching Training Program, and has earned a Doctorate in Management from the University of Phoenix, and two Master’s Degrees; the first in Resource Strategy from the National Defense University’s Industrial College of The Armed Forces, and, and the other in Global Strategy from Excelsior College. Her first credentials include a Diploma in Civil Engineering and a BSc in Management - she is a life-long learner, a seasoned leader and a committed coach, mentor and teacher. Her current JOB is as an independent Executive Leadership Coach, and this is her life’s’ passion. She aspires to share her experiences and insights to help you with your professional growth and advancement. Visit Dr. Tina at http://www.mcgconsultinggroup.com to explore a free coaching executive session she can offer you.

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As a Georgetown trained Executive Leadership Coach, Dr. Tina helps you manifest your highest and most joyful work life through her philosophy of coaching the whole person. Her unique gift is helping you as a professional overcome challenges by intentionally and thoughtfully changing your emotional state. Through coaching Dr. Tina facilitates exploration of your professional dissatisfaction towards achieving a significant breakthrough; moving to tangible actions designed to secure measurable and fulfilling results. As a former federal government professional, Dr. Tina has overcome many professional obstacles while in pursuit of her professional goals as a leader, and now offers you her insights as a coach. Besides being an International Coaching Federation certified coach, Dr. Tina completed the Georgetown University Executive Coaching Training Program, and has earned a Doctorate in Management from the University of Phoenix, and two Master’s Degrees; the first in Resource Strategy from the National Defense University’s Industrial College of The Armed Forces, and, and the other in Global Strategy from Excelsior College. Her first credentials include a Diploma in Civil Engineering and a BSc in Management - she is a life-long learner, a seasoned leader and a committed coach, mentor and teacher. Her current JOB is as an independent Executive Leadership Coach, and this is her life’s’ passion. She aspires to share her experiences and insights to help you with your professional growth and advancement. Visit Dr. Tina at http://www.mcgconsultinggroup.com to explore a free coaching executive session she can offer you.