A successful coaching engagement results in clients committing to their lives and businesses in a new way. As clients find their ground, say what matters to them, and authentically connect with others, they access the power to turn their concepts into contributions.
Examples of outcomes that you can expect to see during a coaching or consulting engagement include:
- Making decisions and taking steps that you have been putting off; using your strategy to simplify your decision-making
- Focusing on what’s actually holding you back, so that you can address that issue, and not distract yourself with side issues
- Creating clear processes for your core business activities, so that you can use your creative energy where it is most beneficial
- Rediscovering your strengths, and how you can bring them to your life and business in a whole new way
- Identifying solutions that you never imagined existed, and tapping into talents you didn’t know you had
- Connecting with an inner joy and power that you can bring to everything you do
Ways to Maintain Momentum
- Becoming more aware of how you take yourself off track, and how to get back on
- Creating the structure and the relationships that you need to support yourself
- Having the capacity to continue evolving and growing through a clear understanding of your developmental edge
Working with Julie has been an incredible learning process for me. To be quite honest, when I started, what I really wanted was to learn what coaching was all about. I had heard so much and met coaches and ran my team through coaching but never had experienced it firsthand. My engagement so far has exceeded my expectations overall, and especially in terms of depth. It’s not about being a better boss or improving communication or empathy skills, but about understanding myself down to my source code.”
– Randy Kissling
Julie was an indispensable guide on my journey from corporate executive to home-based entrepreneur, bringing a unique set of skills and approaches that has helped me to step into an exciting and fulfilling professional purpose that integrates with my new life. Although I was initially concerned about the investment in coaching, the payoff has been a great acceleration in my ability to take practical steps to move my ideas forward. Within five months of beginning to work with Julie, I was able to bring in as much revenue in one quarter as I had expected to make all year.
Among Julie’s strengths are her business acumen, her ability to clarify and distill complex ideas, and her own experience moving from a successful corporate career to running her own business. Julie was also extremely flexible and we were able to redesign the nature of our engagement based on what served me best at a particular point. I recommend Julie to anyone who is looking for a thought partner to help them successfully articulate, organize, and communicate the ideas that form the foundation of their business.”
– Ellen Brett
Julie combines extraordinary business acumen with a strong emphasis on working with the Self. She deeply understands the complexity of integrating who we are with what we do in the world. Our work together has helped me focus my energies more strategically, engage in new initiatives that are already producing positive results, and significantly increase the power and coherence of my offer, while reducing extraneous activities that don’t add value. Julie’s services were a terrific investment with clear and measurable payoff.”
– Doug Silsbee
From my first meeting with Julie, I felt that she understood me, my current job situation, and my career goals so quickly that her advice, homework, and reading suggestions were spot on. Within two months, I had the leadership position that I was aiming for, and Julie supported me in transitioning and acclimating to my new work environment. Julie’s coaching was tremendously helpful at this time, as I could throw all my thoughts at her and she was able to decipher them and guide me to be successful in my new job.
I think that Julie truly understands each individual that she works with, and provides excellent, non-judgmental coaching. If you are honest with yourself about your goals as well as areas in which you know you need improvement, Julie can provide you with the tools to support your growth. For example, I’ve increased my self-confidence during stressful circumstances in the office by remembering to stay physically grounded.
I continue to do a yearly coaching refresher so that I can bounce my challenges and opportunities off Julie and keep growing my leadership ability. I’ve recommended Julie several times to both family and friends in my field, and recommend her to anyone who wants to be happy with his or her career choices.”
– Helaina Buzzeo
When I met Julie, I thought of myself as a failure in leading my business, and felt so overwhelmed that I could not get out of my own way to move forward. Working with Julie gave me the tools to reclaim and evolve my vision, which enabled me to make changes that had seemed nearly impossible a year earlier. Julie is a phenomenal listener. She had a powerful ability to process what I said, and to ask me the questions that gave me the power to change. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to work with Julie Harris and Riverbend Coaching.”
After ten years in the same job, I decided that I wanted to pursue my creative endeavors full-time. The tricky part was I didn’t see any way to begin this process; being over 45 and changing fields seemed like insurmountable obstacles. I had ideas but felt powerless to implement them.
A dear friend suggested I contact Julie. She had worked with Julie in the pharmaceutical industry and had seen her progress from high-powered executive to successful coach. She knew that Julie would be the right fit for me and she was absolutely correct.
Having never worked with a coach before, I was shy and probably a bit defensive at first. With Julie’s guidance and instruction, I have been able to break old habits and conquer fears of failure. This has led me to create new ways of working that are driving me forward to achieve my goal of developing a new career in travel blogging.
Julie is kind, patient and encouraging, and she also understands the drive for success. She delves headlong into the market you are pursuing and presents you with ideas that you may not have even thought about. I highly recommend Julie to anyone who has a passion that they want to pursue as a career, or needs a boost of guidance and encouragement in their given field.”
– Susan Schwartz
This was a life-altering process. Julie was a guide who enabled me to look at my whole life – professional, spiritual and physical – with absolute clarity. Now that I have a deeper understanding of how I can draw upon all of my knowledge, experience and intuition, I am stepping into new ways of working with my clients that are exciting and can more fully address their healthcare needs.”
– Cathy Stephenson