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How Coaching Can Benefit Clients

How can professional Coaching help you optimize leadership effectiveness, career satisfaction, and work-life balance?  Benefits include:

  • 80% of people who receive coaching report increased self-confidence

  • Over 70% benefit from improved work performance, relationships, and more effective communication skills

  • 86% of companies report they recouped their investment on Coaching and more

  • 80% of leaders state coaching would help manage stress 

Sources: Baltes, Campbell, Martin, & Medding, 2007 | ICF, 2009) Kaiser Permanente, 2008 | Stress Management


People face extraordinary obstacles to optimizing careers and performance, as well as leading a fulfilling life. Having less discretionary time is now the norm, while increased levels of stress seem unavoidable. This is especially true in the workplace, where multiple studies point to a growing demotivated workforce where job satisfaction and work-life balance seem unattainable. ​

Professional Coaching

We help people grow by discovering their purpose and crafting their personal vision so they can chart their course forward and experience more fulfilling personal and professional lives.


According to the International Coaching Federation (ICF), professional Coaching is defined as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly crucial in today's uncertain and complex environment. (ICF, 2020)


​True North Coaching Solutions concentrates on three coaching services: Leadership, Career, and Life and Transition Coaching.  Although they can be very different, they often intersect in the coaching process.

What Coaching is and What Coaching is not

The essence of Coaching is for the client and coach to establish time dedicated to focusing on the client and the client's interests, concerns, opportunities, challenges, and ultimately their goals.


Coaching is a dynamic partnership that helps the client discover possibilities, sharpen their focus, make confident decisions, and reach their goals. Coaching empowers the client to see the life they aspire towards and, often, living life guided by their core values.


Coaching is designed to address topics (present and future) the client is interested in pursuing, issues such as career development, relationship enhancement, spiritual growth, lifestyle management, life balance, leadership effectiveness, the achievement of short or long-term goals.


​The Coach does not function as a licensed mental health professional, and Coaching is not intended as a replacement for counseling or psychiatric care.

Our Coaching Process

Our coaching process incorporates proven best practices from the social sciences to help our clients identify, design, achieve desired growth in their livers.

People seek Coaching because they desire something to be different in their lives, such as:

  • Finding themselves at a crossroads

  • Having aspirations to grow as a leader

  • Experiencing career impatience 

  • Struggling with work-life imbalance 

  • Feeling too much stress in work and life

  • In a season of restlessness

  • Thinking about life after retirement


Coaching helps people discover their passions, create their vision and
purpose in life, and chart their course forward.

A process and best practice for achieving growth, and change include:

  1. Assess the Present

  2. Plan the Future

  3. Achieve Goals


The coaching process helps people determine where they are currently,
where they want to go, and how they're going to get there.

Throughout all phases of the coaching process, active listening, powerful questions, problem-solving, feedback and encouragement helps clients achieve their goals.

Phases in the Coaching Process

The coaching process uses the following stages and steps to focus on the personal and professional development process:

  • Assess the Present

    • Clarify Values

    • Develop Personal Awareness

    • Determine Skills and Competencies

  • Plan the Future

    • Create a Personal Vision

    • Build a Mission Statement

    • Plan Strategy

    • Set Goals

  • Achieve Goals

    • Implement Plans

    • Make Decisions

    • Evaluate Progress

​Assess the Present

"Identify a set of core values that can be used as criteria for making decisions and act as drivers of behavior." 
By Dr. Gerald Egan


Clarify Core Values:  Values describe what's important to us in life; they are beliefs that drive our decisions, anchor our lives, and define us as individuals.  Clarifying values is the process of defining and prioritizing one's core values. 


Develop Personal Awareness:  Research concludes that people are most effective when they know themselves, recognize the demands of situations, and adapt their behavior to various conditions.  Research also supports that individual differences can produce responses that can cause misunderstandings and less effective working relationships. 

Determine Skills and Competencies:  Personal effectiveness is a result of an individual's willingness and ability to accomplish tasks and achieve goals.  This part of the assessment phase focuses on ability. Determining one's competencies, strengths, and growth opportunities drive development planning.  These insights focus plans on the skills, competencies, and experiences that need to be strengthened or minimized to achieve one's personal & professional goals.

Plan the Future

How will you know when you get there if you don't know where you're going?

By Rev. Paul Heal

The purpose of this section is to apply the principles of strategic planning and goal setting to personal and professional development.  The following principles build on the assessment phase:

  • Vision:  Create a vision of what you would like to be.

  • Mission:  Clearly state your overall purpose, your reason for being, and your identity.

  • Strategy:  Build plans to get you where you are going.

  • Goal Setting:  Write goals.  Written goals and action steps drive the achievement of desired outcomes and focus direction, effort, and persistence. 

  • Measurement:  Measure the achievement of milestones to let you know how you're progressing and to make adjustments over time.


Achieve Goals 

"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor."  Henry David Thoreau

Implementing development plans, making decisions, and evaluating progress are the actions that move one to their destination.  TRUE NORTH Coaching Solutions provides the development, feedback, encouragement, and support to help clients plan and achieve their goals.  

"May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed."

Psalm 20: 4

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