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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

What is coaching?
What do coaches do?
What coaching is not:
Coaching is not therapy
Coaching is not consulting
Do you have your own coach?
What about ethics & Standars?
What is a coaching session like?
What are you fees?
Where do we go from here?
Other programs?



What is coaching?

WorkingIntentionally aligns with the following definition of coaching:

Coaching is: inspiring an individual or team to produce a desired result through personalized teaching, expanding awareness, and designing environments.

ICF International Coach Federation The International Coach Federation (ICF)

defines coaching as:

"A collaborative partnership between a coach and a willing individual which connects at the deep personal level of beliefs, values and vision, and which enables, through a process of discovery, goal setting and specific action steps, the realization of extraordinary results. Coaching is also a body of knowledge, a technology, and a style of relating that focuses on the development of human potential. Coaching is inter-developmental in that the collaboration develops both the coach and the individual being coached."

The International Association of Coaches (IAC) believes that the coach's role is to "foward the best interests of the client". This is done by the coach practicing and embodying the 15 coaching proficiencies.


What do coaches do?

Coaches guide people to clarity around what is really most important to them. When people know what is most important they can then be at choice. From choice they can move people into action to create more balanced and effective personal and professional lives.

Think of a coach as a personal trainer that stretches and exercises your mind.   

Coaching does not create a dependency situation.    A  coach works with you to develop the skills to excel and profit in life beyond the coaching environment.  We reinforce and build upon your personal foundation.   

Coaches ask questions - We believe that clients really do have their own answers already.  We guide them to their own awareness.  We are the catalysts, the sounding boards and the provokers.



What Coaching is not:Coaching is Not Therapy

Therapy and Coaching don't compare. The therapy model is a medical model which presumes something is wrong and needs fixing.

Coaching is about creating new awareness and new opportunities and moving you into action.

Coaches believe and see their clients as fundamentally resourceful, creative, and whole.

For More info on the destinction between coaching and therapy click here.



Coaching is not Consulting

Consultants have answers - they may or not be appropriate to the client.

Coaches believe that that clients have most of the answers already but just can't see them or know how to identify them. We operate in the domain of learning. We we expand awareness. When a person discovers and grounds their learning to their own experience they expand and produce a result.

Consulting: plan, plan, plan, plan, execute
Discover - do something - Discover - do something

There is a distinction between the coach sharing what is there with the client versus telling the client what to do.



Do you have your own coach?

Matthew Rochte's Coaches

Yes, all good coaches should and do have them. At times I have several for different purposes. They keep us at the top of our games, just like we do with our clients. In addition I work with buddy coaches to further my learning and keep abreast of my field.

See the Matthew Rochte: My Coaches page to see who Matthew Is and has worked with and why.



What About Standards and Ethics?

WorkingIntentionally Ethics and Client Bill of Rights

The International Association of Coaches (IAC) as well as the International Coach Foundation (ICF) have set forth Codes of Ethics which set standards and ethical practice which we fully support and abide by.



Where do I go from here?

If you are interested in personal or business coaching give me a call at 612-332-1642 or send me an e-mail


What is a Session Like?

You are the focus of every session. We will explore and expand your understanding of what is going on and where you want to go with it. Often, I will ask you powerful questions and listen both to the response and to what I am sensing in you. Often there is more than one message in a response. We will discover what is, what you want, what happens next and how we will get you there. We will have fun and celebrate you. We will work on creating the life you want. We will create environments that will support the changes you are bringing forth and make them sustainable. Practice makes permanent. I will support you and hold you accountable to your life agenda. We will have fun! We will work your mind off.

Sessions are handled over the phone in 20-45 minute blocks. This is an efficient, effective and powerful method for both of us to zoom in and focus on the current coaching issue(s) and get on with the day. - I am, after all, in the business of simplifying lives. In addition to scheduled sessions, I make myself available for quick-coaching (5-10 minute sessions) to share successes, review an issue or to bounce ideas.



What are your fees?

Rates vary. We don't charge by the hour - but more by the project. On average our individual clients pay $1200 a month for 4 hours of coaching and email follow up on a 3 month work commitment, to $75 for a one session, fast paced 15 minute, laser coaching call for individuals.

Keep it Simple: For individuals it is 10% of your monthly takehome. You are leveraging your 10% to grow your 90% through innovation, perspective shifts, and action.

Discovery Session: A Discovery Session is held with every new client. This is where we co-create the relationship and discover what is and what is possible. We offer several assessments and set the groundwork for our work together. This can be 2hrs to full 1/2day on site.


What Other Programs Are Available?

Professional Foundations - Think of it as Personal Professional Quality Management - Personal / Professional presence and excellence
Clean Sweep Program - To clear the decks to action in life
Integrity Days - Get Stuff Done Days
Quality of Life 100 Program
Jump Start the New Year, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter - Introduction to getting things done and the power of coaching
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