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What is Coaching?

We all have goals we want to reach, challenges we are striving to overcome, and times when we feel stuck.  Coaching can be beneficial during times of change (e.g., promotion, new position description, new leadership role) or anytime a new perspective is needed. Partnering with a coach can change your life, setting you on a path to greater personal and professional fulfillment.  Coaching often unlocks previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity, and leadership.

What Coaching is Not

Coaching is not therapy, mentoring, or advising.  Your coach is a thought-partner who will help lead you to the solutions that you desire.  Every client is complete, resourceful and whole.  It is the job of the coach to help unlock that potential.

How Can a Coach Help Me?

The role of coach is to be a partner in your development as a leader.  They will support and challenge you to bridge the gap between where you are now and where you want to be in order to attain the results you desire.

What is My Role?

For you to attain maximum effectiveness from the coaching experience, it is crucial that you are honest and candid during sessions.  You can feel free to discuss anything with your coach (positive or negative) that is relevant to increasing your effectiveness as a leader.   The coaching conversations are strictly confidential and you determine the agenda.

Who Are the Coaches at UNC?

All coaches are UNC faculty and staff trained or training to meet International Coaching Federation ACC Level Educational requirements.

How Much Does Coaching Cost?

Coaching through the FALD Office is free for members of the School of Medicine community.  Occasionally additional services such as leadership assessments or additional consultations may be necessary and will incur additional costs.

How Do I Obtain a Coach?

Please complete the Coaching Interest Form using this link or the tab on the left.  Someone from the FALD Office will be in touch with you to discuss your interest and match you with a coach.