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Chris Ptak

Leadesrhip Coach/Spiritual Director 
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Insight, honesty and direction to help you find fulfillment in your vocation.

OFFERINGS: Private coaching

FEES from $75 USD to $475 USD for coaching packages. more...

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About me

What would you do if you couldn't fail?


We know failure is inevitable. Still most of us ignore this reality, chasing after security and resenting our choices when it fails us. The other option—that stubborn, irrational voice that calls us away from what we know to pursue distant and unreasonable dreams—seems implausible, even impossible.


Too few of us are willing to suffer the splendid failure of achieving the impossible. This is why, after years of counseling, teaching and non-profit work, I took up coaching.


I focus on leadership development, spiritual direction and personal growth (in the integrated areas of life, career and wellness). I also work in a focused way with a small group of clients who seek to overcome chronic illness in their daily lives.

Coaching with me

RESULTS & GOALS

Carl Jung pointed out life’s greatest and most important problems are all, in a certain sense, insoluble. They can’t be solved—only outgrown. This growth involves expanding one’s horizons: seeing not only from a different perspective, but a wider one.


In the process, we often discover that the problems we’re trying to solve are not the problems we thought they were. We begin to ask different, more relevant, impactful and life-changing questions.


I have found this this philosophy—called appreciate inquiry—enables clients to find their own answers and to achieve surprising results, even in the face of sometimes stubborn obstacles.

HOW I LIKE TO COACH

Appreciative inquiry is a philosophy for motivating change that focuses on exploring and amplifying strengths. The approach is built upon a foundation of five principles:


(1) Constructive Actions & Outcomes are the result of Positive Energy and Emotion.


Positive emotion can broaden thinking, expand awareness, maximize abilities, build resiliency, offset negatives, generate new possibilities, and create an upward spiral of learning and growth.


(2) Positive Energy and Emotion are the result of Positive Conversations and Interactions.


Through our conversations and interactions with other people, we don’t just interpret and understand the


world of experience; we also create the reality in which we live. Social context and environment are critically important in creating the present moment and changing future moments—inner work and self-talk alone are not sufficient.


(3) Positive Conversations and Interactions are the result of Positive Questions and Reflections.


Interactions become positive the instant we ask a positive question, tell a positive story, or share a positive reflection. Positive questions and reflections are not just a prelude to change—they create a positive present, becoming the change we seek.


(4) Positive Questions and Reflections are the result of Positive Anticipation of the Future.


When we anticipate a positive future, everything tilts in that direction. The more concrete and real the image, the more yearning and movement it creates. Anticipation becomes the hallmark and herald of change. Equipped with a glimpse of what things look like at their very best, we become more creative, resourceful, and resilient; we find ways to make things happen.


(5) Positive Anticipation of the Future are the result of Positive Attention in the Present.


When we focus on problems, we get more problems. When we focus on possibilities, we get more possibilities. It’s not that problems disappear. Rather, other things become more important. Becoming mindful of what adds richness, texture, depth, beauty, significance, and energy to life awakens us to life’s magnificent potential.

OFFERINGS


PRIVATE COACHING

Coaching, as I approach it, generally takes the form of twice-monthly 45–60 minute one-on-one sessions. As a rule, I require a 3-month commitment to get started. I’ve found it’s very difficult to make any real progress in less than that amount of time, but it's a short enough horizon to stimulate a sense of urgency.

Experience, Certifications and Training

CERTIFICATIONS AND DEGREES
  • Masters Degree, Theology
  • Certified Life Coach (C.C.A.)

Fee description

Fees: from $75 USD to $475 USD

The fee for individual coaching is $95/session or $190/month.


I do not offer free sessions (strategy consultations with new clients are an exception as they are not full sessions and do not require advanced preparation). Very little can be accomplished one session at a time, and coaching is not a one-way relationship: it requires as much investment and commitment from you as it does from me. Because commitments are so important to the coaching process and its outcomes, I offer 3-month commitments (both the first and any thereafter) for $475 when paid in advance.

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    What would you do if you couldn't fail?

    We know failure is inevitable. Still most of us ignore this reality, chasing after security and resenting our choices when it fails us. The other option—that stubborn, irrational voice that calls us away from what we know to pursue distant and unreasonable dreams—seems implausible, even impossible.

    Too few of us are willing to suffer the splendid failure of achieving the impossible. This is why, after years of counseling, teaching and non-profit work, I took up coaching.

    I focus on leadership development, spiritual direction and personal growth (in the integrated areas of life, career and wellness). I also work in a focused way with a small group of clients who seek to overcome chronic illness in their daily lives.

    Brandon from United states | July 02, 2019
    5 Star
    A Great Experience

    Working with Chris has been a great experience. He has a great perspective and an impressive ability to spark confidence, hope, and motivation in me. Chris helped me set challenging yet attainable goals, which has produced considerable improvements in my self-confidence and problem-solving skills. Chris has proven himself to be reliable and consistent, and I am confident that I can trust his guidance. I would highly recommend working with Chris, he is a talented and intelligent coach.

  • Life coaching Coaching coach, life coach,business coach, coaching, life coaching, self help, personal development Chris Ptak https://www.lifecoachhub.com/img/uploads/coaches/Chris-Ptak.jpg

    What would you do if you couldn't fail?

    We know failure is inevitable. Still most of us ignore this reality, chasing after security and resenting our choices when it fails us. The other option—that stubborn, irrational voice that calls us away from what we know to pursue distant and unreasonable dreams—seems implausible, even impossible.

    Too few of us are willing to suffer the splendid failure of achieving the impossible. This is why, after years of counseling, teaching and non-profit work, I took up coaching.

    I focus on leadership development, spiritual direction and personal growth (in the integrated areas of life, career and wellness). I also work in a focused way with a small group of clients who seek to overcome chronic illness in their daily lives.

    Josh from United states | June 29, 2019
    5 Star
    Stategic, insightful re-framing

    I thought things were going pretty smoothly in terms of my life, until, more or less simultaneously, I had to deal with two life-changing challenges, the first of which, especially, I could have never imagined. After struggling for months with unexplained chronic pain, I was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder affecting every part of my body. At the same time, I was coming to terms with my sexuality, after years of struggling with it alone in the closet. As these two challenges hit me, punching hard and repeatedly, I was filled with despair and felt ready to throw away all of the achievements I had worked so hard to earn and give up on my future. Chris, with enormous talent, empathy, respect, and strategic thinking and re-framing of my self-destructive thoughts, allowed me to get my life back on track. His goal-oriented approach allowed me to make significant progress in much shorter time then years and years of psychotherapy. I would wholeheartedly endorse him for anyone in need of a life coach.

  • Life coaching Coaching coach, life coach,business coach, coaching, life coaching, self help, personal development Chris Ptak https://www.lifecoachhub.com/img/uploads/coaches/Chris-Ptak.jpg

    What would you do if you couldn't fail?

    We know failure is inevitable. Still most of us ignore this reality, chasing after security and resenting our choices when it fails us. The other option—that stubborn, irrational voice that calls us away from what we know to pursue distant and unreasonable dreams—seems implausible, even impossible.

    Too few of us are willing to suffer the splendid failure of achieving the impossible. This is why, after years of counseling, teaching and non-profit work, I took up coaching.

    I focus on leadership development, spiritual direction and personal growth (in the integrated areas of life, career and wellness). I also work in a focused way with a small group of clients who seek to overcome chronic illness in their daily lives.

    Seth from United states | June 29, 2019
    5 Star
    Chris helps you find your own answers...

    Chris did a remarkable job helping me out when trying to figure out the next steps in my life. He was an active listener and really helped me develop a plan of action when dealing with some of the challenges I was going through both personally and professionally. One of my favorite parts of working with Chris was how he truly cared about improving the obstacles I faced and rather than giving me the answers, we always talked it through so that I was making the final decision. I highly recommend having Chris as a life coach if you are looking to reach your full potential while overcoming any barriers you may face along the way.

  • Life coaching Coaching coach, life coach,business coach, coaching, life coaching, self help, personal development Chris Ptak https://www.lifecoachhub.com/img/uploads/coaches/Chris-Ptak.jpg

    What would you do if you couldn't fail?

    We know failure is inevitable. Still most of us ignore this reality, chasing after security and resenting our choices when it fails us. The other option—that stubborn, irrational voice that calls us away from what we know to pursue distant and unreasonable dreams—seems implausible, even impossible.

    Too few of us are willing to suffer the splendid failure of achieving the impossible. This is why, after years of counseling, teaching and non-profit work, I took up coaching.

    I focus on leadership development, spiritual direction and personal growth (in the integrated areas of life, career and wellness). I also work in a focused way with a small group of clients who seek to overcome chronic illness in their daily lives.

    Kevin from United states | June 28, 2019
    5 Star
    A Highly Effective Coach

    Chris's coaching has been greatly beneficial to me. He's a highly effective coach... great listener, clear perception, nuanced thinking, highly professional, helpful perspective, and consistently effective at empowering change. His humility and style always made for fun and easy-flowing conversations. I truly feel that Chris cares about me and my growth, in all dimensions of life. Every session yielded valuable insights and meaningful changes in behavior; I found myself putting words to thoughts and intentions that I'd never articulated. He is uniquely gifted to do this work.

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