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Susan W. Abrams, M.Ed.
Master Certified Coach
EFT Practitioner

How I Coach My Clients

Our coaching relationship is a partnership between two equals. I am a resource for you to use to your best advantage. I provide the structure and ongoing support needed to stay in action. I celebrate your successes and provide compassion and faith during difficult times.

You are responsible for your own life, your choices, and whether or not you take action following coaching sessions. You are also encouraged to coach me on how to best coach you.

I believe in you. I respect you, want the best for you, and trust you as the expert regarding your life.

I believe you are smart and capable. I support you in articulating and working towards your ideal life and maximizing your potential. In hiring me, you are probably ready to do your best and to live in integrity with your values. When you are not, I will ask you to do so. If you can not, I will understand. You will be heard and loved. Together we will discover a next step forward.

I ask provocative questions. I trust you have your own answers. I create the opportunity for you to hear them. I am trained to help you reveal your own wisdom with as much ease as possible.

I make direct requests. At times I will make a direct request based on what you have shared (e.g. "Will you accomplish X by the end of the week?"). You may accept the request, propose your own request of yourself, or decline. There is no "wrong" response.

I give observations, feedback, and, when appropriate, make a suggestion or give information. I will do so as unconditional constructive comments and only with your permission. When I am not sure I will say so. I will be authentic and straightforward. Your own judgment determines how you use any information or viewpoints I share.

I am straightforward. We work together to recognize and articulate the truth. I will question what I sense or observe, such as a change in your tone of voice or language that implies a block, or even a hunch about the situation. Often, this opens a new door to clarity or resolution, allowing you to move forward without resistance and fear. I will invite you to consider possibilities or different perspectives, but never push or make you wrong..

We create action plans. I usually ask that you come up with two or three goals, actions to take, or breakthroughs to have between one call and the next. If it is too much, say so. If you want more, just ask.

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