What is Coaching?

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Clarity provides coaching and faciliation to Leaders, Business Executives, and Entrepreneurs in a variety of organizations. 

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as "partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential." Coaching is a distinct service and differs greatly from therapy, consulting, mentoring, or training.   As a result, clients set better goals, take more action, make better decisions, and more fully use their natural strengths.

Professional coaches are trained to listen and observe, to customize their approach to the individual client's needs, and to elicit solutions and strategies from the client.  They believe that the client is naturally creative and resourceful and that the coach's job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources, and creativity that the client already has.  While the coach provides feedback and an objective perspective, the client is responsible for taking the steps to produce the results he or she desires.  Coaching does not focus on relieving psychological pain or treating cognitive or emotional disorders."

"Coaching is the second fastest growing profession in the world, rivaled only by Information Technology." 
Financial Post

Coaching Testimonial:

Carla Cutway

Director of Canada Business Development for Phillips 66

“In my time working with Wendy, I’ve begun stepping into the kind of leader & example I would want to be both personally & professionally. Wendy is epic at honing in on the goals you’re trying to achieve that you haven’t even yet verbalized. A canny listener & sharp ability to deduce, she will assist in the transformation you might have been floundering with longer than you’d been aware.

After working with Wendy over these months, I can unequivocally share that I have stepped into my best self, demanded more of myself, given myself grace & feel the evolution occurring on a daily basis in my actions, my thoughts, my deliverables, my reactions. When I first came to Wendy my footing was shaky & I wasn’t wholly confident in my ability to fill the shoes I’d been given. I had set my sights on an opportunity of this nature for 5 to 10 years from now thinking that was the time I needed to evolve & arrive at earning that opportunity. The universe & God had other plans & I’m so grateful they did as it brought me to a truly powerful coach that was able to encourage me into my best self, strong, confident, capable, prepared for the abundant road ahead.

If you know you’re capable of more & not quite sure how to bring about that change, evolution & improvement on your own, your best resource, tool & gift will be Wendy. She’ll remind you that you’re the one accomplishing these growth milestones, but she’ll open the door you walked past all those years not realizing it was right there! ” 

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