Life / Business Coach in Guelph
The following is the transcript of an interview between Kristen Moran from Noomii (a professional coaching directory) and Life Coach, Tara Lehman-Guelph area.
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Hi. My name is Kristen Moran from noomi.com. The professional coach directory. Today I am interviewing Tara Layman from Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Welcome, Tara. Thank you for joining me.
Thank you for having me.
Tara, can you start by describing your ideal client?
Sure. I would actually say I have two types of ideal clients. One would be on the holistic life coaching side for personal. So this might be a client, somebody who’s perhaps willing to make changes, who maybe have some goals that they’re trying to reach. This could be anything from family and wellness, financial relationship, etc., but definitely somebody who would be willing to make a change. The other type of coaching that I would provide is business coaching. This perhaps would be a professional looking for some leadership coaching or perhaps having issues with their team and is looking for some help with some team coaching.
Okay, great. So how do you help your clients achieve their various goals? What’s your process?
Yeah. So like most coaches, I always start with an intake and that would take place for both. Both the personal life coaching and the business coaching. For the personal life coaching, I do generally use the Wheel of Life as a tool to start with and for the business coaching. I would obviously not be using that for both business and personal. I do look a lot at goal setting, helping them identify what the goals are and so that I know what they are as well. Then I would use tools such as cognitive, behavioral therapies, visualization, mindfulness, maybe some homework I might give them forms to fill out, especially on the professional side. I might give them some of my coaching tools that I have for communication or collaboration, those types of resources.
Oh, that sounds fantastic. And Tara, what kind of feedback do you typically get from your clients after you’ve been working together for a while?
Well, I’m both for personal life coaching and also for the international leadership coaching that I have been doing. I am told all the time that I am a great listener. I’m also told that I have some great ideas. If somebody gets stuck, I do also accept diversity and people can see that when I am coaching specifically teams. I’m also told on the business side that I’m a great trainer and on the personal side that I have lots of tools and resources to share with everybody.
Oh, that’s wonderful feedback. Thank you for sharing that. And finally, what’s your background and how did you get into coaching?
I started Human Resources role a few years ago, and in that role I’m a generalist and I tend to have employees come in either with personal issues that they need to help in, coaching with or with maybe a team issue. So the personal coaching started there, and I got very interested in learning more about that, which is why I decided to take the Advanced Life Skills Coaching diploma that I have. I also with the my organization am a leadership trainer for coaching. So this may include coaching employees on communication, collaboration, you know, things like helping others to move along with goals that they may have that, you know, a lot of change management, that type of thing. And I think for me it was to work more towards my personal goals of dreaming big and moving forward for myself. So that’s where I started to do the professional coaching, both through the personal life coaching and the business coaching.
All right, great. Well, thank you again for sharing and thank you so much for your time, Tara. It’s been a pleasure.
Thank you very much, Christine.
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Tara Lehman Guelph, Ontario
Life Coach, Career Coach, Leadership Coach
BA, SAC Dip – Advanced Life Skills Coaching Diploma, Certified Mental Health First Aider, Certified Career Strategist (Career Professionals of Canada)