What is Coaching?

Coaching is the partnering of a coach and client in thought provoking and creative processes that support the client’s agenda..

The coach is trained to listen, observe and customize their approach to individual client needs. They seek to facilitate solutions and strategies from the client. The path coach believes the client is naturally creative, whole and resourceful therefore, coaching is not: therapy, consulting, mentoring, training or athletic development.

Cynthia Restivo | Coaching

A Path Coach believes that every client has a life purpose and will fulfill that purpose as they travel along their life’s path. The path coach partners with the client to help them discover their purpose, chart their course, and move forward on that path. It is then, that the client fulfills the full measure of their creation – their life purpose.

The path coach partners with the client in alignment with the client’s path of life. The focus is to facilitate the client’s ability to fulfill the full measure of their creation – reaching their personal and professional potential.

The coach’s role is to provide support to the client’s agenda.


What is Your Role in Coaching?

The coach/client relationship is a powerful team that is committed to enhance your learning and forward your progress toward your goals.

  • Agree to grant power to the coaching alliance rather than to the coach. Trust the process.
  • Be consistently mindful of what you need and request that from the coach. It is this agreement that makes the collaboration between coach/client potent.
  • Because a coaching partnership can be a useful tool for developing a strategy for how to achieve outcomes with greater ease, be willing to collaborate, have another viewpoint and consider new perspectives. Devote the time and energy to make real changes in your work or life.
  • Be ready to have your thinking challenged; there is no whining.
  • You will be held accountable for honoring the time and commitments.
  • Requests will be made that will engage, stretch, challenge and position you to see and move forward. Honor those requests as an investment in your life.
  • Show up ready to play. Have fun and play hard.