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"The greatest risk
        is not taking one."

   -- Anonymous

Coaching Options

1-to-1 Coaching

"The greatest risk is not taking one."-- Anonymous

Professional One-to-One Coaching Relationship: 3 month minimum, open-ended time frame. Coach works with client to identify core values and areas of focus. Coaching continues until client and coach determine that the relationship is ready to change (either ending or reduction of time).

Business Coaching

Professional Coaching in a Business environment: 3 month minimum. Coach works with business or organizational leaders to determine scope of project. Coaching could include group dynamics, and/or one-on-one coaching of employees. The Touchstone method is effective with individuals and groups.


For Business:expertise in team building, group dynamics, assessment and establishing systems.

For Individuals: expertise in parenting, relationships, responding to chronic health matters, for client or client’s children. After initial consultation (generally 1½ hours), all timing to be determined by coach and client. Flexibility is key.

Coaching Circles

Coaching Circles: Small groups of people in similar situations meet weekly on the telephone for 6-8 sessions of group coaching.  (Groups include entrepreneurs; small business owners; CEOs; ADHD adults; people in partnerships, both professional and personal; women who want more out of life; men who know that there is something missing; parents of special needs children, etc.)

90 Days for Change

Targeted Coaching: 90 days for change. Coach works intensively with client for immediate change, and may include work/discussions with others at the client’s request. This is especially appropriate for parents who are ready to throw up their hands, who have tried everything they can think of, and who are determined to create a home environment that works for their family. When parents get clarity, it changes the playing field in the home.  Targeted coaching requires strong commitment.

How do I Get Started and What Do I Need to Know? 

  1. Schedule complimentary sample telephone session (20 minutes).
  2. Once you decide on what kind of coaching you want, you will be able to access information from the client's section of the website. This includes key coaching terms and concepts, logistics, basic personal information, background questions, and a contract. 
  3. All Touchstone 1:1 Coaching begins with a 2 hour overview called the *Discovery Session. This is generally held in person, though it can be done on the phone in one or two sessions. In a business environment, this is the time for the coach to begin to learn the culture of the company and establish the scope of work.
  4. Touchstone 1:1 Coaching is generally done on the telephone. The client is requested to have focused attention and plan coaching sessions when no other activities are required (including driving).


*Discovery Session Includes

 1) What to Expect from the Coaching Relationship

a. Coaching Terms & Concepts
b. How coaching sessions will go
c. Sticking to the Client’s Agenda 
d. Homework, action, inquiry, request, and Challenge

2) Designing the Coach and Clients Alliance

a. Honesty, asking for what you need
b. Confidentiality
c. How do you want the coach to be with you?
d. How do you want the coach to hold you accountable?
e. Interrupting stories to best use our time.
f. Client identification of what you need from the coach (I need to hear acknowledgements when I do something great, need reinforcement, I need you to not let me run away when it gets hard, etc.)
g. What does success look like for you? Where do you often get stuck? What motivates you? How do you deal with disappointment/failure? How is your follow-through, usually?
h. What kind of learner are you (visual, kinesthetic, physical, hands-on, etc.)?

3) Sign Agreement

a. Review Policies
b. Permission to mention you are a client

Possible Exercises in Discovery Session 

  1. Review Personal Questionnaire/History
  2. Wheel of Life
  3. Values Clarification
  4. What am I tolerating
  5. Primary Focus of coaching
  6. Commitments
  7. Goals
  8. Habits
  9. Points-of-You Coaching Game


Examples of Powerful Coaching Questions 

  • What stands out for you?
  • How are you going to apply that? Use that?
  • What are you spending money on that is more important than this?
  • What’s coming to you right now about this?
  • What do you know now that you didn’t know before?
  • What is this helping you see about yourself, this situation?
  • What do you now know?
  • How does this change things for you?
  • What do you understand now?
  • What do you make of this?
  • What do you get from that?
  • What is it that you are creating in the world that is so vital to you?
  • What if there were no limits and anything was possible, what would you want for yourself?
  • What do you want to change? 
  • What do your gremlins say? 
  • What are your strengths?
  • What do you care about most?