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Barbara Seifert"Career management does end when you have a job – it is the actions you take daily that last throughout your working life. It is through awareness and being prepared that will help you have a successful, life-long career."
How will clients benefit with you as their coach?
That I am engaging and open, which allows for clients to feel comfortable and quickly establish a respective relationship; that I am able to listen without judgment; that I am able to see the “big picture” – I have an intuitive side that allows me to read people quickly; I am empathetic but firm; I am knowledgeable about a variety of subject areas; I have a good sense of humor; I give homework and empower people to be accountable for their future; I am passionate about my subject matterWhat are 5 strengths you have as a coach?
1. Ability to establish a relationship quicklyWhat is your coaching philosophy?
I believe that self-awareness is the key to reaching our life goals, so my job as a coach is to help clients to understand themselves, i.e. why they behave as they do. This will allow them to be more aware of their motivations and desires, recognize their strengths, set manageable goals and focused strategies that will lead them to that desired end-result. I am the catalyst for this awareness; I have the tools and resources, as well as the accountability that will drive – and keep them- moving forward. While coaching is client-directed, I also feel that clients come to us for answers and my role is to lead them to the answers they seek.What types of people do you typically coach?
My client list includes ages from high school students to older workers. I have coached clients who are just entering the workforce through those leaving, such as retirement. I have worked with blue collar workers through professionals, such as attorneys and business owners. My clients encompass 3 areas:What is your professional background?