About Coaching

Coaching, a specialized mentor strategizing and encouraging their protègè or team, was once an activity meant only for athletes, sport teams, and physical endeavors. Now coaching principles have been applied to all areas of personal and work life with great success. Its popularity has exploded throughout the country due to its effectiveness.

Professional coaching is an ongoing, special relationship between a coach and client or coach and group of clients focused on specific objectives. In general, coaches assist three broad coaching component areas:

  • Vision - Image of your most cherished dreams
  • Plan - Guidance on a strategy to realize your vision
  • Support - Encouragement during your voyage.

ITC has gathered a wonderful assembly of experienced coaches who come from different walks of life. Each has their own philosophy and style for working with individuals in both a personal and professional capacity. Coaches hold a special uniqueness, passion, and talent to share with those who work with them. ITC's coaches share the same zeal: to assist in finding possibilities to allow you to best live your dreams in both your personal and work life.

Yes. There are different types of coaching, which includes:

  • Executive coaching: A collaborative relationship with leaders (superintendents, principals, managers, supervisors) aspiring to improve their skills, techniques, and personal satisfaction.
  • Life Coaching: For those people wanting to find greater meaning/ purpose in their lives. The focus is relational, social, spiritual, and other personal goals.
  • Job Coach: Focuses on employment related issues, such as:

    • Skill building
    • Work esteem
    • Professional development

ITC has applied each of these coaching types to our expertise in the educational environment. Our coaches understand the challenges faced in the educational setting in addition to hurdles faced in personal lives. We are able to assist by drawing on our own first-hand knowledge to broaden perspectives and options.

Coaching can be utilized to help you tackle all or any part of the process to enable you to reach your dreams, goals, and objectives.

Perhaps you have known for a long time what it is you would like to do but have not put forth the effort to realize your dreams. Our coaches can join you where you are in reaching your dream and catapult you towards your desired end. We have listed a number of sample coaching topics but our coaching staff is limited only by your imagination:

Sample Coaching Topics

Personal Professional
Financial Stress Management
Physical Team Building
Spiritual Implementing Change
Intimacy Dealing with Resistance
Family Raising Energy for Staff Development
Personal Growth Creative Curriculum Design
Recreation Career

Coaches and clients work either individually or as part of a group. Individual coaching involves the assessment of strengths and needs, formulating an action plan to actualize needs, and provide ongoing support.

Group coaching includes the use of collaboration, networking, and community building. Coaching may take place in person or via telephone on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis.

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Coaching is a very personal and professional experience that involves the same attention to confidentiality as any professional or therapeutic relationship. Confidentiality agreements are agreed-to upon prior to the start of the process.

No. Coaching is not therapy although there are some similarities. Like therapy, coaching is goal-oriented and confidential. They both assist and support you as you work toward reaching your desired end. Both modes focus on helping you remove obstacles that prevent you from moving forward.

Unlike therapy, coaching helps you strategize an action plan to move forward. It is not concerned with past history (as therapy may be) but focused on the present.

Anyone and everyone can benefit from ITC's coaching provided you meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Desire and inspiration to make this time of your life extraordinary
  • Want a supportive partner to reach or exceed your goals
  • Ready to move toward the edge and take a risk
  • Committed to make a shift from "acceptance" of how things are to fulfilling new heights
  • Your enthusiasm towards your goals exceeds your apprehension for change

We can recommend two strategies to help you sort through this question. First, contact us for a free initial consultation. You can speak with a coach about your dreams and ask all the questions you have regarding coaching.

Second, we recommend subscribing to our free newsletter. In addition to providing useful information and helpful hints, our newsletter sometimes includes clients who have used our coaching services, which may be helpful in deciding that the time for living your dreams is now.

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost. That is where they should be. Now put the foundation under them. Henry David Thoreau

"Twenty years from now, you will be disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain