Certified Life Coach - ICF ACC

Are Your Ready to Lead With Personal Power?

"Whatever brought you here, this much is true: Doing more of the same isn’t going to change anything. It’s time to make a new commitment to yourself." - Lori DiGuardi, Life Coach

If you are a woman in leadership or a woman who wants to lead with personal power, contact Lori and learn how she can help you develop your own personal mastery for success. Commitment to your own personal discovery is required to be a fulfilled and successful leader in both your personal and professional life.

Lori’s hones in on relationship and leadership – first with the self and then everyone else. Her 25 years as an international corporate and nonprofit leader repeatedly revealed an essential life truth — "whole life" success increases when women connect with their own inner truth. This inner truth is what fuels personal power.

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Benefits of Life Coaching with Lori

Increased Confidence. Expanded Awareness. Integrity in who you are and what you value. Improved communication skills. Transformative process. Accountability. Commitment to self. Increased mindfulness.
Speaking your truth. Increased confidence. Honoring of core values. Greater interpersonal effectiveness and improved relationships. Satisfaction with work and life. Attainment of relevant goals. More self-trust; less self-doubt. Focus on you. Less confusion. More peace of mind; less stress. Simplicity.
Enhanced decision making skills. More knowing and less figuring out. Fresh perspectives on personal challenges. Embodying qualities needed for goals. Clarity on what's possible and action steps to attain it. Clear life vision. Unbiased input.
Increased work-life balance. Learning and clarity for forward action. Measurable outcomes. Maximize personal and professional potential. Support through change. Effective accountability. Greater confidence. Clear and achievable personal vision.

SIMPLE STEPS TO SUCCESS

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LIFE COACHING FAQ

Learn how Life Coaching can support you. Answers included from the International Coach Federation (ICF).

How does life coaching different than therapy?

From the International Coach Federation (ICF) website: Professional coaching focuses on setting goals, creating outcomes and managing personal change. Sometimes it’s helpful to understand coaching by distinguishing it from other personal or organizational support professions. Therapy deals with healing pain, dysfunction and conflict within an individual or in relationships. The focus is often on resolving difficulties arising from the past that hamper an individual's emotional functioning in the present, improving overall psychological functioning, and dealing with the present in more emotionally healthy ways. Coaching, on the other hand, supports personal and professional growth based on self-initiated change in pursuit of specific actionable outcomes. These outcomes are linked to personal or professional success. Coaching is future focused. While positive feelings/emotions may be a natural outcome of coaching, the primary focus is on creating actionable strategies for achieving specific goals in one's work or personal life. The emphasis in a coaching relationship is on action, accountability and follow through.

Are you licensed, accredited, certified or how do I know you are the "real deal"?

Life coaching is not a licensed profession however certification exists for coaches and accreditation for life coach training. I am certified by International Coach Federation (ICF) as an ACC Associate Certified Coach. ICF Credentials are awarded to professional coaches who have met stringent education and experience requirements, and have demonstrated mastery of the coaching competencies. I follow the ICF Code of Ethics.

IS THERE PROOF THAT COACHING WORKS?

Yes! The ICF Global Coaching Client Study shows most clients reported improved work performance, better business management, more efficient time management, increased team effectiveness, and more growth and opportunities. The same study found that coaching clients noted greater self-confidence, enhanced relationships, more effective communications skills, better work-and-life balance and an improvement in wellness. Nearly 70 percent of individuals indicated they had at least made back their initial investment. The median suggests that a client who achieved financial benefit from coaching can typically expect a ROI of more than three times the amount spent. Please check out the testimonials from former clients of mine here:

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING A LIFE COACH?

Professional coaching brings many wonderful benefits: fresh perspectives on personal challenges, enhanced decision-making skills, greater interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence. And, the list does not end there. Those who undertake coaching also can expect appreciable improvement in productivity, satisfaction with life and work, and the attainment of relevant goals.

Is life coaching confidential?

Yes! As a ICF ACC Life Coach I am bound by the ICF Code of Ethics. As stated in the Code of Ethics: Section 4: Confidentiality/Privacy As a coach, I: 24) Maintain the strictest levels of confidentiality with all client and sponsor information unless release is required by law. 25) Have a clear agreement about how coaching information will be exchanged among coach, client and sponsor. 26) Have a clear agreement when acting as a coach, coach mentor, coaching supervisor or trainer, with both client and sponsor, student, mentee, or supervisee about the conditions under which confidentiality may not be maintained (e.g., illegal activity, pursuant to valid court order or subpoena; imminent or likely risk of danger to self or to others; etc) and make sure both client and sponsor, student, mentee, or supervisee voluntarily and knowingly agree in writing to that limit of confidentiality. Where I reasonably believe that because one of the above circumstances is applicable, I may need to inform appropriate authorities. 27) Require all those who work with me in support of my clients to adhere to the ICF Code of Ethics, Number 26, Section 4, Confidentiality and Privacy Standards, and any other sections of the Code of Ethics that might be applicable.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM OUR FIRST LIFE COACHING SESSION?

In the first session we set up our life coaching agreement: responsibilities, expectations, coaching terminology; accountability preferences; and answer any questions. We also go over the self-discovery and assessment form. The coaching goal of the package is defined, and we get right into coaching in that first session. You will leave with greater clarity and action steps.