Wondering how does coaching work?  My process for leadership coaching and executive coaching is unique and utilizes two highly helpful assessments, the Energy Leadership Index Assessment and the Highlands Ability Battery.

  1. Leadership and Executive coaching clients will first take the Energy Leadership Index (ELI) Assessment and the Highlands Ability Battery Leadership Assessment (HAB), which will give you a concrete understanding of how you’re showing up in all aspects of your life, as well as your leadership strengths and opportunities for improvement.
  2. We’ll then debrief the assessments together, where you’ll start to learn about the seven levels of energy and develop awareness of the specific blocks that may be holding you back from getting what you want.
  3. The assessments work as a baseline and lay an effective groundwork for our discussions together. From that point onward, we’ll meet at regular intervals. During these 50-minute sessions we will address your specific goals and create action plans. You’ll decide what you want to be accountable for at the end of each session. These actions will be followed up at the beginning of the next session.

How Does Coaching Work?

One of the tenets of the coaching philosophy I subscribe to is that each human being is greater and wiser than they appear to be and each individual ultimately has their own answers. My goal is to create a safe and creative environment so that you find these answers for yourself, not to give advice. I do this through questioning that opens up possibilities and exposes self-imposed limitations.

My ultimate goal is to help you see your own greatness, whether that be in your daily life or as a leader, so that you can move forward and create the vision you want.


The coaching relationship, in order to be effective, is a partnership. Therefore, both parties have responsibilities. What you can expect from me is:

  • Be on time for sessions
  • Create a safe space for you so that you can share freely
  • Constructively challenge you and ask skillful questions to explore new possibilities
  • Hold your confidentiality
  • Uphold the professional ethics and standards of the International Coaching Federation (ICF)

What I expect from you is:

  • Be on time for sessions
  • Make your best effort to complete your actions from the preceding session
  • Be willing to be challenged and explore new ideas
  • Put in the energy and focus on the work that will be required of you

Still wondering whether coaching is right for you? 

Click here to take a quick two-minute survey that I think will help clarify the decision for you.

You can also contact me, and I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about coaching in general and the True North coaching process specifically.