Passionate About Helping You
Coaching with Laura can help you in life and as a leader. You can gain new perspectives, grow through challenges, embrace the leader and person you really want to be, and shine when you have lost who you are.
Laura is passionate about coaching from a collaborative, heart-based style, rather than simply working to the goal, helping you to create meaningful and sustained changes. Laura is an insightful, compassionate and challenging coach, empowering you to be your best self. Being both an experienced therapist and coach, Laura brings a groundedness to her coaching, to help you with the diverse challenges you may be facing in life and work. Check out these FAQs below to understand more about coaching with Laura. In addition to the work with individual clients that she loves, Laura is also a co-lead faculty member and Director of Integrity for Raleigh Coaching Academy. Laura is an ICF (International Coach Federation), ACC Global Member, and also a Member of the ICF Raleigh Chapter. Championing coaching as a profession, ethics and integrity are core values for Laura.
- Certified Authentic Leadership Coach – Raleigh Coaching Academy, USA
- ACC – International Coaching Federation
- TILT 365 Certified Practitioner – TILT 365
- EQ-i 2.0 Certified – MHS Inc
- Advanced Diploma in Counseling – University of Cambridge, UK
- Certificate of Higher Education in Counseling – University of Cambridge, UK
- Bachelor of Arts (hons) – Open University, UK
Why do I need a Life Coach?
Coaching can help with clarity and motivation around challenges, choices and decisions in life, relationships and career. It can help to re-frame thoughts and beliefs that have been holding you back for years. Coaching can help you gain insight into blind-spots as to how you see yourself and experiences, empowering you to be the best version of you possible. If you have been trying the same things again and again and they still aren’t working, then it is time to try something different. Coaching can be the something different. You can be the change in your life.
What is the Difference between Coaching and Therapy?
There are similarities between coaching and therapy as they both aim to help you with some challenge in your life. Therapy can focus more on diagnosis, whereas coaching does not diagnose or work with mental health diagnoses. Therapy tends to focus more in the past, whereas the main coaching focus is in the present and the future. Therapy looks into experiences, whereas coaching challenges the beliefs that you are left with from the experiences. Coaching is based on positive psychology and client led, whereas therapy maybe more directive and therapist driven. For further information read this blog.
What Happens in a Coaching Session?
Each session you bring a focus for what you want to work on. We work collaboratively to identify what it is that you truly want and what steps you can take to get there, with regards to the topic you bring and your overarching aim for coaching. Sometimes, you will revisit the same topic, as change can take time. The sessions last up to an hour, and are generally every other week. If you have been a previous client, you can also schedule booster sessions, when you feel you need them.
How Long will I need Coaching for?
That depends on you. The more you put into coaching, the more you will get out of it. Coaching is led by you, and your motivation to change. No one size fits all. Coaching is a commitment to yourself and your future. Change takes time. I will be with you on your journey.
Why do I have to sign up for a Package?
Coaching is about your life and moving forward. It can be transformational. It is about investing in yourself. This doesn’t happen overnight. The more commitment you have, the more the change will happen and be sustainable. A minimum of three months is needed for change to begin to impact your life and be sustainable.
What is mindfulness & how can it help?
Mindfulness adopts principles that are used in meditation practice. These principles can help you have a different perspective of life, and live in a less anxious, angry or stressed way. Mindfulness and meditation can help calm your mind, body and emotions.
I’m ready to begin Coaching, now what?
First, schedule a free coaching discovery call through one of the links. Together we will work out what it is you are really looking for, and whether we are a good fit for each other. If we think we will work well together, then you pay for a coaching package. At this point, we will schedule the first session, either in person or by video call. I will then send you a coaching agreement and an intake form to complete before the first session. Then we begin your journey forward.