Deborah mayer [crossroadsolutionscoach]
What types of coaching do you do? Who are your clients?
I coach one-to-one and leads interactive
workshops and retreats on life, transition and leadership development for both deaf and hearing communities.
I train deaf and hard of hearing people to become certified professional coaches.
Can you provide a link to a site where we can get to know more about you, the type of work you do and/or the place where you do it?
How did you get into coaching?
I entered the coaching field when as
a deaf parent, I saw how effectively and quickly
her deaf child enthusiastically responded to coaching
techniques by a Parent Coach over traditional counseling approaches.
Can you describe briefly the technique or methodology you use?
Wholistic approach to coaching and I use sign language.
What must the person you are helping contribute?
The person has to be ready for change and to move forward.
What motivates someone to work more efficiently?
See the big picture and understand where they are at the crossroad to move forward
Can positive thinking can be developed into a habit?
Yes, with tools and practice, it can be a great habit.
How do you define the concept commitment? What importance does it have in the development of a person?
If the person want to change, the person has to make a commitment to himself or herself to make the change.
Is it necessary at times to reorient a person’s desires and expectations?
It is really up to the person to make the decisions of their own destiny. No one can tell them what to do. The more information that the person receives or learns will make informed decisions to move forward.
What is usually the main obstacle your clients face?
They get stuck at the crossroad in many ways and not being able to move forward without seeing the big picture.
When the coach is confused or lost, where does he/she find a guide? Who is the coach of the coach?
I have peer coaches and master coaches if needed for advices or suggestions when I am stuck in a situation.
How do you recommend selecting a coach? Should it be someone who has followed the path that he/she wants to? Should it be someone they admire?
Someone who they can trust and being in a safe place to generate conversations. The person should have knowledge, training and credentials in the areas they coach.
If someone wants to initiate a self-transformation, what general advice would you give him/her?
Be present and be happy.