Working with a life coach and using the Coaching Pad

 
What happens when I sign up for coaching?

When you first sign up, you'll get an email with a link to your welcome package. Or you can access it yourself just go straight to your Coaching Pad. You'll see the Activate your Coaching page.    Read more...

What is the Coaching Pad?

The Coaching Pad is where you interact with your coach and track your coaching sessions and your progress. Within the Coaching Pad you can see your appointments, plan and follow up on coaching sessions, access your journal, track your goals and milestones.    Read more...

What is a Coaching Plan?

Before every coaching session, you will complete a Coaching Plan which will ask you about your accomplishments and challenges since your last appointment with your coach, and your objectives for the coming session.    Read more...

How do I submit a Coaching Plan?

To submit your coaching plan for your very next session, access your Coaching Pad, which can be found on your dashboard, at the top of the page (under the Coaching & Course Pads drop-down). Choose the tab "My Coaching Appointments."    Read more...

What is a Coaching Session Follow Up?

After your coaching session you will create a Follow-up from your session that summarizes what you and your coach have accomplished and agreed on. The Follow-up from your Session is a great way to summarize and consolidate your coaching call, leading to greater value for your progress.    Read more...

How do I submit a Coaching Session Follow Up?

To submit your Coaching Session Follow-up for your most recent session, or any session that has past, access your Coaching Pad, which can be found on your dashboard, at the top of the page (under the Coaching & Course Pads drop-down).    Read more...

What is journaling in coaching?

Journaling is a great coaching tool. It allows you to express your thoughts and feelings constructively, work through coaching issues, gain greater self awareness and more. Your coach might choose to assign thought-provoking topics for you to write about based on the work you are doing together    Read more...

How do I submit a journal entry?

Choose the tab called My Journal in your Coaching Pad. You'll see a drop-down menu. This lists the titles of all journal topics your coach has assigned, with the most recent topic at the top of the list. Select the one you want to write about, and the description will display. This describes what your coach would like you to consider when writing your entry.    Read more...

How do I see my journal entries and comments from my coach?

Underneath the journal description and entry box you'll see a list of all your journal entries for any journal topic you have written on. You can filter these to show only certain topics if you want, and also sort them in different ways. Just use the Sort and Filter drop downs on the right hand side of the screen.    Read more...

How do I know if I have a new journal topic assigned or any comments?

You can turn your notifications and reminders on and off using the settings on the right hand side of the screen. Keeping your notifications turned on will allow you to keep on top of your journaling and reach your goals that much faster.    Read more...

Who can see my journal entries, goal progress and homework progress?

It's completely up to you who sees your journal entries, goal progress and homework progress. When you post an entry or progress report, select who can see your entry from the drop-down list. You can choose to make your entry visible only to you.    Read more...

What are goals in coaching?

Coaching is all about helping you close the gap between where you are and where you want to be. Setting goals and charting progress toward these goals is crucial in order to help you to know what you want, to create the motivation to achieve your aims, and to create a clear, actionable path to get there.    Read more...

How do I create a goal?

Either you or your coach can create goals for you. First, choose the tab called My Goals in your Coaching Pad. Click on the button at the top under the heading View Goals and Post a New Progress Report. that says "Create a goal." A pop-up will open up where you can create your new goal.    Read more...

How do I submit a goal progress report?

Choose the tab called My Goals in your Coaching Pad. The drop down menu at the top of the screen will list the titles of all goals either you or your coach has created, with the most recent goal at the top of the list. Select the one you want to write about, and the description will display.    Read more...

How do I see my goal progress reports and comments from my coach?

Underneath the goal description and entry box you'll see a list of all your progress reports for any goal you have reported on. You can filter these to show only certain goals if you want, and also sort them in different ways. Just use the Sort and Filter drop downs on the right hand side of the screen.    Read more...

How do I know if I have a new goal assigned or comments from my coach?

You can turn your notifications and reminders on and off using the settings on the right side of the Goals tab in your Coaching Pad. You can also manage all settings from the Settings page under Profile & Settings in the main drop-down menu.    Read more...

I've completed my goal! How do I let people know?

First of all, congratulations! All you need to do is open up the tabMy Goals in your Coaching Pad (under Coaching &Course Pads in the main drop down menu). Select the goal you've achieved from the drop down list, and click "Mark goal as achieved" underneath the progress report entry box.    Read more...

What are homework assignments and action items in coaching?

The key benefit of coaching is in helping you to create new strategies, behaviours and perspectives. Your coach asking you to take action is critical in this process, and setting homework is the perfect way to make taking action concrete.    Read more...

How do I submit progress reports about my homework and action items?

Choose the tab called My Homework and Action items in your Coaching Pad. You'll see a drop-down menu. This lists the titles of all the homework and action items your coach has assigned, with the most recent at the top of the list. Select the one you want to write about, and the description will display.    Read more...

How do I see my homework progress reports and comments from my coach?

Underneath the homework description and entry box you'll see a list of all your progress reports for any homework assignment you have reported on. You can filter these to show only certain homework assignments if you want, and also sort them in different ways. Just use the Sort and Filter drop downs on the right hand side of the screen.    Read more...

How do I know if I have new homework assigned or comments from my coach?

You can turn your notifications and reminders on and off using the settings on the right side of the Homework and Action items tab in your Coaching Pad. You can also manage all settings from the Settings page under Profile & Settings in the main drop-down menu.    Read more...

What is a coaching assessment or form?

Coaching is all about getting you from where you are at to where you would like to be. Assessments can take a reading of the current terrain to show your coach where you are at right now. They also allow your coach to plot a clear plan of action in your coaching to see where you want to be and how they can help get you there.    Read more...

How do I complete and submit a coaching assessment or form?

Choose the tab called My Assessments & Resources in your Coaching Pad. The drop down menu at the top of the screen will list the titles of all the assessments your coach has assigned you, with the most recent assessment at the top of the list. Select the one you want to complete, and the assessment description will display.    Read more...

How do I see my completed coaching assessments and comments from my coach?

After you submit your assessment, your responses will display below the assessment description. You can view your coach's comments, if there are any, underneath the assessment, and you can respond if you want by writing in the Comment box.    Read more...

How do I know if I have new coaching assessment assigned or comments from my coach?

You can turn your notifications and reminders on and off using the settings on the right side of the Assessments tab in your Coaching Pad. You can also manage all settings from the Settings page under Profile & Settings in the main drop-down menu.    Read more...

Who can see my coaching assessments and forms?

Only your coach can see the coaching assessments and forms you complete.    Read more...

How do I view my resources?

Choose the tab called My Assessments & Resources in your Coaching Pad. Then click the link Resources.The drop down menu at the top of the screen will list the titles of all the resources your coach has assigned you, with the most recent resource at the top of the list. Select the one you want to view, and the resource and description will display.    Read more...

How do I recommend my coach?

Your coach will appreciate your recommendation! Just click the tab My Coach in your Coaching Pad (located under Coaching &Course Pads in the main drop down menu). About halfway down the page, it says "Love your coach? Give them the thumbs up" next to a thumbs up icon.    Read more...

How do I complete a feedback survey?

Your coach might assign you a survey so they can get feedback on some aspect of your work together. Just click the tab My Coach in your Coaching Pad (located under Coaching &Course Pads in the main drop down menu).    Read more...

How do I provide a review of my coaching?

Your coach will appreciate your review! Just click the tab My Coach in your Coaching Pad (located under Coaching & Course Pads in the main drop down menu). About halfway down the page, you'll see the heading "Provide a coaching review."    Read more...

How do I access my welcome package material after I've started coaching?

You can see your welcome letter, agreement, personal information form and coaching information form even after you've started coaching. Just select the tab My Coach in your Coaching Pad (located under the Coaching &Course Pads drop down in the main dashboard menu).    Read more...

How do I use the Coaching Pad if I have more than one coach?

It's easy to use the Coaching Pad, even if you have more than one coach.Your Coaching Pad will keep track of all your coaching tools and details with each of your coaches.    Read more...

Why should I try online coaching?

Regular coaching with live interaction is a fantastic tool for creating accountability, motivation and success in your life. But you may find you are too busy for live coaching. Or perhaps you are simply more comfortable using computers, and like the freedom online coaching can bring you.    Read more...

How do I get coached online?

Online coaching is similar to coaching with live interaction, except everything is done online. So instead of making appointments to talk to your coach, you'll agree to a regularly scheduled day when you submit a Coaching Progress report.    Read more...

How does online coaching work?

It's easy to engage in online coaching with your coach using your dashboard tools. Find an online coaching offering. Search the shop for Online coaching offerings. If you already have a coach, ask them if they have any online coaching, and if they don't, encourage them to start offering coaching online.    Read more...

 
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