What is a coach?
Coaching is set apart by the way a coach approaches a conversation with a client. As your coach, Ivori Nicole partners with you in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires you to maximize your personal and professional potential. She does not teach but helps you through a process of discovery by using active listening skills, asking powerful questions, expanding thought processes, identifying limited beliefs, designing action steps and following up.
Characteristics of a coach:
- Coaches don’t talk, they listen.
- Coaches don’t give information, they ask questions.
- Coaches don’t offer ideas, they generate ideas from clients.
- Coaches don’t share their story, they tap into the client’s experience.
- Coaches don’t present solutions, they expand the client’s thinking.
- Coaches don’t give recommendations, they empower clients to choose.
How is coaching different from therapy?
While the coaching Ivori Nicole provides can be therapeutic, it is not therapy. Coaching is distinct from traditional therapy as it is not designed to address psychological issues. While emotional issues may arise, her primary focus is to help you identify your goals, achieve them, and develop constructive habits and skills. There is little emphasis placed on the past with coaching, but rather present and intentional focus on creating what you want now and in the future.
I’ve never had a coach before. What happens during a coaching session?
Your one-on-one coaching will begin by gaining a clear understanding of who you are through an evidence-based assessment and self-reflection. Based on those results, we will move into developing a tailoring plan for you. Tailoring plans vary based on your individual needs. We will discuss what you are committed to accomplishing through our work together and we will begin to purposefully design a plan to achieve your goals. Periodically, I will give you assignments to help direct your progress. We will work together to acknowledge obstacles, explore alternate perspectives, and celebrate successes. At the end of each session, we will revisit your goals and evaluate the next steps needed to achieve these results.
What is holistic coaching?
Holistic coaching is the practice of assisting clients to consider not just their physical wellbeing but also their mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. As a holistic coach, Ivori Nicole supports the idea that simple adjustments to one part of your life, such as changing your mindset, can significantly alter other unexpected spheres of your life so that you can live more intentionally and more mindfully.
A holistic coach is someone who will:
- Empower you
- Encourage you
- Motivate you
- Help you find your true potential
- Awaken you to the limitless possibilities in your life that you never knew existed
- Remove the blocks that are stopping you from realizing your true power
What is an Infertility Coach?
An infertility coach is someone who supports an individual on their journey to become a parent (whether parenthood occurs through unassisted conception, assisted reproductive technology, or in some cases, adoption). While some infertility coaches offer detailed nutritional and lifestyle advice, Ivori Nicole supports clients by curating a lifestyle that supports an environment of optimal fertility.
What is a Mom Coach?
Coaching moms begins with understanding their world, their challenges, and the cultural messages about motherhood they hear every day. As a Mom Coach, Ivori Nicole assists you in identifying the support, advocating for that support, obtaining the support you will need as a new mom, navigating postpartum, and making the pivot from your 9 to 5 to entrepreneurship.
Can I work with you if I am not on a motherhood journey?
Absolutely! I’m open to guiding women on all walks of life. If you can envision the life you want to design, I’d be happy to guide you through your path.
Do you only work with women who have (or have had) infertility challenges?
No. I work with women who have:
- Been diagnosed with infertility
- Experienced pregnancy and infant loss
- Decided to stop their journey to motherhood
- Started their journeys as new mothers
- Entered mompreneurship
What are the benefits of working with Ivori Nicole?
Be it infertility, pregnancy and infant loss, motherhood, or mompreneurship, coaching can take you above and beyond your own personal and professional limitations. More often than not, many try to achieve their greatest potential, but don’t even realize what stands in their way. Ivori Nicole offers an unbiased and objective perspective, helping you realize your patterns and habits. Most people experience better efficiency when working with Ivori Nicole and that this provides the opportunity for you to better realize your potential. Coaching can make your dreams attainable and give you support and encouragement along the way.
What is the time commitment for working with Ivori Nicole?
To experience the effectiveness of a coaching program, Ivori Nicole’s clients make an initial three-month commitment. At the end of the three months, we will evaluate progress and discuss options for continued coaching.
Is coaching confidential?
All discussions with Ivori Nicole are confidential and not shared with others. However, discussions with Ivori Nicole are not privileged for legal purposes. The privilege of confidentiality that exists for the clergy, therapists, and attorneys is not granted to coaching professionals. That said, professional coaching is a confidential process, and we will always protect your personal information.