Ready for a personal coach for you or your team, but not exactly clear what to expect or not clear about the return on your investment?
That's perfectly understandable.
There are three aspects that make an Executive Coaching partnership highly effective:
1. The Executive Coach.
When choosing your personal coach, find someone who has walked the walk, has been there, has personally experienced what you and your team members are experiencing, has developed proven strategies, and has the proven ability to customize strategies for executives. Find a coach who has many years of industry experience and can share testimonials of superior results from partners. Your coach will have a superior educational track record with a Master's Degree in Leadership, a demonstrated commitment to continued training in the field, and leadership experience.
You know you're ready for an effective Executive Coaching experience, if you've tried various other solutions and haven't quite found the solution you seek. If you desire a more whole person approach for you and your team, a custom solution with personalized support. If you and your team members are committed to growing and ready to take the necessary steps to achieve your goals.
3. The Strategy.
An effective deliberate custom strategy achieves results. Your coach will be able to listen closely to your needs and the needs of your team, to create a custom program or VIP Day that is 100% focused on results. Your goals are at the forefront of your coach's mind. Your coach will provide expert coaching, strategies for accountability, and skill-building tools to help you achieve.
WHY REBECCA COOLEY?
Customized. Personalized. Just for You.
Master Coach Rebecca Cooley creates a powerful experience with a constant focus on you and your personal and professional goals.
She customizes each program with you in mind and provides accountability, perspective, and motivation to help you achieve results.
She does this through a unique and highly transformative combination of training, coaching, and support.
Using a whole person custom approach to coaching, Rebecca facilitates a deliberate and thoughtful process to help you identify the themes that serve as the undercurrent of your high-level goals.
She shares proven strategies to help you move through obstacles so that you can achieve your goals, and offers you targeted coaching and training on your area of improvement.
She is committed to you every step of the way and provides ongoing support and encouragement as you continue to develop mastery.
Rebecca pulls from over fifteen years of experience coaching and training leaders and their teams from Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies.
She was named Top 16 Coaches in Raleigh for 2022 by Influence Digest.
Most importantly, she is the coach that has walked the walk... She has been there. She knows and has experienced what you are going through. She has devoted her life to finding solutions to her own social anxiety, depression, nervousness, feelings of emptiness and disconnection from herself and others, debilitating fear, and feeling a lack of purpose and fulfillment. For over 25 years and over 1500 hours of training, she sought out and discovered so many strategies that have helped her connect more authentically with herself and others, move into her courageous life, with much more peace and fulfillment.
And she is committed to sharing these usable and synthesized strategies with you so you too can move into your courageous life full of peace and enjoyment.
She continues her commitment to learning and has a strong foundation of 25 years of research and training in a variety of disciplines and methods from which to pull from to offer you applicable strategies and tools.
Rebecca is here for you as your partner, your coach, and your Catalyst for Change!
Click here for Rebecca's full bio.
REBECCA IS ALL ABOUT RESULTS!
The results are in! Partners share their individual results from partnering with Rebecca:
WORK LIFE BALANCE
MORE COMFORT WITH MYSELF
TRUST MYSELF MORE
KNOW MYSELF BETTER
PRIORITIZE MY SELF CARE AND MY NEEDS
MORE COMFORT WITH OTHERS
CREATED ACTION PLANS
IDENTIFIED OBSTACLES & STRATEGIES TO OVERCOME
DEVELOPED STRATEGIES FOR SELF-CARE
LEARNED MOTIVATIONAL TECHNIQUES
GAINED CONFIDENCE TO STEP OUTSIDE COMFORT ZONES
ENHANCED CONCENTRATION AND FOCUS
LEARNED MIND/BODY TECHNIQUES FOR GREATER BALANCE
DEVELOPED PERSONALIZED MEDITATION ROUTINES
LEARNED HOW TO QUIET THE MENTAL CHATTER
CULTIVATED PEACE IN RELATIONSHIPS WITH SELF AND OTHERS
UNDERSTANDING OF MINDFULNESS TECHNIQUES
CONNECTION WITH INTERVIEWERS
DEVELOPED TARGETED RESPONSES TO DIFFICULT INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
ENHANCED CONCENTRATION AND FOCUS
IDENTIFIED AND MARKETED STRENGTHS AND TRANSFERABLE SKILLS
EVALUATED CAREER PATHS, POSITIONS, AND INDUSTRIES
CONNECTION WITH AUDIENCE
DEVELOPED SPEECH AND TAILORED MESSAGE
LEARNED COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR NETWORKING AND INFORMAL CONVERSATION
DEVELOPED VERBAL AND NON-VERBAL DELIVERY TECHNIQUES
My focus is on helping people find solutions and offer strategies to intrinsic goals as well as offering expert skills training.
My partners usually come to me in search of skill-based solutions to public speaking, communication, interview skill building, or career change.
But they also come to me knowing that the issue is more complicated than skills alone.
They know their solution will also involve addressing emotions such as anxiety, confidence, nervousness, insecurity.
So we start there. As the program progresses we move into skill building. One step at a time.
A wonderful Catalyst Partner of mine comes to mind…
We’ll call her Alice. Alice reached out to me because she was having difficult communicating and connecting with her supervisor of 7 years.
The situation had escalated and she found herself feeling insecure on a regular basis and at odds, often engaging in conflicting communication.
When she met with me the first time, the relationship had deteriorated into distrust.
As we began our process, Alice was determined and committed to doing whatever was needed. She knew the issue was about communication but also about her emotions...
At those early stages, what was needed was her honesty with herself and her willingness to look at her part. She was willing to do both.
Because of that, she was committed to the self-reflection and homework that I suggested.
She began to build her own feelings of self-worth and confidence through self-compassion work. Gradually, Alice was able to extend that compassion to her supervisor.
She began to practice the suggested communication techniques I offered and in time began to rebuild the trust between her and her supervisor.
From Alice’s reports and updates, the trust was being rebuilt on both sides.
Her success was a combination of her doing the work, her commitment, and her willingness to recognize that communication skills are much more complex than skill building. I’m so proud of her!
While Alice’s success is very personalized to her, I have helped hundreds of other partners over the years reach their own personal and professional success.
Another wonderful Catalyst Partner comes to mind...
We'll call him Jim.
Jim was a supervisor at a large non-profit organization. Each week he was required to give an update at the leadership team meeting. Often he would speak as little as possible, and tried not to be noticed. Jim initially reached out to me for help with professional public speaking and communication. Although his primary goal was to communicate with more ease, his secondary goal was to increase confidence in himself, and to learn strategies for reducing nervousness when speaking up. He had ideas but never shared them because of fear. Through the course of the program with me, Jim committed himself to reducing his negative self-talk, identifying his beliefs about himself and others, and doing things everyday that helped him face his fears. By the end of the program, Jim had established himself as a vocal and contributing member of the leadership team. He knew his ideas were valuable not because others were telling him so, but because he had built his internal confidence and he came to know his own worth. Go Jim!
It is my forever honor to do this amazing work with my partners. I am so grateful to be able to help people find peace, find compassion, and find confidence in themselves.
HERE'S HOW YOU GET YOUR RESULTS
"The key to the program was the lovework and taking the time to complete it. Taking that little time to love yourself and honor yourself and stop the negativity. It's amazing how your entire perspective of everything can shift- personally and professionally. It was truly the key for me making such a huge shift. I realize now that I needed to come into my confidence before I could swipe away [my beliefs about others]. I had to go into myself first, own who I am, be comfortable with who I am. The lovework helped me do that, and being more compassionate, allowing myself to make a mistake, not beat myself up, give myself the space to not be perfect, take the lessons I learned and move forward. I have become more self-aware, trusting of my instincts, tuning into my inner voice, owning myself and feeling comfortable in my own skills. I now go into the room as myself, and face my fears. I feel brave, assertive. I just didn’t see it before, I was looking for applause in other people, but now I don’t need their validation to feel whole. When I stopped seeking it from other people and started giving it to myself -it helped me work through my own insecurities. I stopped comparing myself to others, and began celebrating my own little accomplishments, embracing my own idea of success."
"I spent several sessions with Rebecca to prepare. Her guidance, insights, and recommendations made all the difference. Her coaching is straightforward and illuminating--she can discern one's strengths and weakness and propose just the right regimen."
"I would highly recommend Rebecca Cooley! We hired her to coach our speakers for an event, which included general presentation skills and timing. She was great about keeping me informed on their progress and making suggestions about the overall theme of the content to ensure the speakers were heading in the right direction (I was not in the sessions, as they were private between her and the speaker). At the event, the speakers were all amazing and we had a large number of comments on their exceptional speaking ability. So clearly, the coaching worked! In fact, I have already spoken to Rebecca about hiring her for another upcoming speaker event.
"How do you prepare for a job interview when you have no idea what questions will be asked? Rebecca helped me do just that! The tools and tips she gave me were great. I walked into the room feeling prepared to answer any question I would be asked. I felt more confident than I ever have entering the room where the interview took place, and it was the first time ever that I left a job interview feeling that I gave adequate answers to the questions asked. I highly recommend Rebecca Cooley; she taught me some valuable strategies that I will be able to use in my future endeavors."
"Through working with Rebecca, I have more clearly defined what I enjoy in life and what I want to get out of life. With that I have developed goals to pursue the things that I truly value. Rebecca then helped me define manageable action steps to get from point A to point B with accountability that helped me break the complicated wishes and desires into tangible steps for which I could take immediate action. The profound take away I had was to sit down and look at different facets of my life to identify my core values. I accomplished this through focus and by becoming more mindful of my feelings and emotions. During each of our conversations, Rebecca demonstrated a true sense of genuineness. Her no judgment approach encouraged me to dream big. And with big dreams have come new and exciting opportunities. My confidence has soared and my jovial, fun, and charismatic personality emerged — I have become more of the me I want to be."
"I wanted To let you know that today I got an offer for my dream job and couldn't be happier. Thank you so much for your help because without it I'm sure I wouldn't have gotten close."
"Rebecca is truly objective and best intentioned in bringing out
one's true journey or nature in life."
-Trish Kelly Belock
"Rebecca's coaching is straightforward and illuminating--she can discern one's strengths and weakness and propose just the right regimen to improve one's relationship with oneself and the world in which he or she interacts. I wholeheartedly endorse her work as a life coach."
"You are amazing. I am amazed at your commitment to me. I have to truly say, no one has done so much for me. I am grateful to you."
IF I CAN DO IT, SO CAN YOU.
Have you ever felt anxious about going into a room of strangers that you turned around and went the other way?
Would you rather test out of a public speaking class, then face the thought of having to give speeches for an entire semester?
Was your communication nervousness ever so severe that you created scripts to make a phone call to order pizza?
Did the thought of going up to a complete stranger ever make you queasy?
Were you ever terrified that someone would tell a joke and everyone would laugh except you?
Do you experience fear of being caught off guard in conversation and being stumped?
Have you kept quiet instead of speaking up because you worried what other people would think of you?
Did you ever go to a gathering and hope that someone would talk to you because you had no idea what to say?
Were you certain that everyone in the room was going to notice how awkward you felt inside?
Have you ever wished that you had a different body, a different personality, a different life?
Did you ever want the mental chatter to just stop?
Have you engaged in negative self-talk and beat yourself up?
Have you experienced that emptiness that feels alone and endless?
Do you know the feeling of not knowing what you want to do with your life and feel disconnected from your purpose?
Have you felt so low about yourself that you could not connect with yourself or spend time with yourself?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you're not alone. I can answer yes to every single question at one point in my life.
My feelings of debilitating anxiety and feelings of discomfort in my emotions and body began such a long time ago. I remember as a small child feeling incredibly self-conscious. At school, I felt awkward and out of place among my peers. In college, my friendships were few and shallow because I was always concerned about what other people thought of me. I was consumed with the thought of messing up and being judged. My thoughts and beliefs kept me isolated and alone and unable to connect deeply.
The anxiety, loneliness, and empty feeling led me from a very young age on a quest to find answers. It began with a quest as a 13 year old to "find happiness". I saw my peers as happy and carefree and I wanted that!
My journey at that young age began with attending an evening support group at a church. I was mostly surrounded by adults. We learned yoga, emotional regulation techniques, and meditation. The focus was on peace. I was grateful to find some relief but continued to suffer.
I kept searching and my journey took me to self-help, psychology, philosophy... Yes I was the 15 year old at the bookstore in the psychology section reading and reading everything I could get my hands on. Anything that would help me find the answer to "how to be happy".
Counseling was also part of my experience and I tried everything from individual to group therapy to classes. I tried various spiritual traditions. At one point I counted....over the course of my life I had taken hundreds of classes and received thousands of hours of training in pursuit of my answer. I took one 8-week class over and over for years. I went across the world to meditation retreat after meditation retreat, spending upwards of ten days in silent meditation. For decades, I spent most of my days in pursuit. Striving for answers. Seeking.
Then I began to live what I was learning. To Stop Thinking about it and Truly Practice It. Then it began to click. All of it.
So have I found "the answer" to eternal happiness?
Not at all.
BUT, I no longer feel the same anxiety I once did.
I have made peace with that empty feeling inside.
I feel a great deal of compassion for those parts of me that hurt.
I have come to know myself very well.
I honor myself as a daily practice.
I can delight in spending time with myself and connecting with myself now.
I feel comfortable in my own skin and am so grateful to my body and connect regularly with it's wisdom instead of fighting it.
I feel solid in me.
I know who I am and know there is no one like me.
I face my fears as a daily practice.
I feel deeply connected to others.
I feel proud of who I am and this confidence shines.
I have come to trust myself.
I trust my inner voice.
I know I can handle it. Whatever "it" is.
I offer compassion to myself and practice radical self-acceptance.
I extend this compassion to others.
I have stopped judging myself.
I challenge false beliefs.
I can distinguish truth from conditioning and programming that I had carried with me all my life.
I can easily access total quietude and relief from the mental chatter.
I love connecting with people in any way, through one on one conversation or teaching large classes.
I know my purpose and am grateful every day for my life.
I can now say I am grateful for all of the circumstances in my life that prompted me to seek, to learn, to practice, and most importantly to share.
I discovered that it wasn't about how much I learned or how much I practiced...
Although my journey involves a lot of both...
I discovered that it was about turning inward and discovering that the root of all my issues was internal.
And cultivating the courage to look deeply and address the root rather than the symptom.
And it is my honor to join you on your journey as you too, gently and at your own pace, discover your own roots.
It is my honor to walk with you and share what I have learned and to offer help if you have struggle as I struggled. I don't want you to suffer if there are things I can do to help.
I offer help by learning about you, understanding your struggles, and synthesizing~ my lifetime of learning and practicing~ into easy to use personalized methods just for you.
It is my heart's desire to offer the relief I can and help you find your own peace and joy.
I truly feel we are in this together.
I want this for you.
If I can do it, you can do it.
You and your team are a great match
to be my partner if...
You and your team members are:
Committed and willing to do the work needed to achieve your goals.
Motivated or willing to learn motivational strategies.
Willing to look at all aspects of the issue including intrinsic areas, mental blocks, to make lasting shifts.
And ready to take it to the next level with their personal or professional goals.
Because of the whole person approach and intrinsic coaching involved in my coaching programs, my programs are designed specifically for partners who are looking for the specific type of coaching I offer. You are a great match to be my partner if you answer "yes" to the following questions:
Yes, I want to work with a Certified Master Coach with over 15 years of proven industry experience who has helped executives achieve superior results.
Yes, I want to work with a coach who has both the experience and education in Leadership and Management, preferably at the Master's level.
Yes, I want to work with a coach who is formally trained in various techniques to help me achieve my goals.
Yes, I want to work privately with a Master Coach who understands what it's like and who has been there. I need personalized coaching to help with a specific issue. I need everything you've got to help me with this.
Yes, my challenge may involve an intrinsic goal (such as confidence) and I am willing to look more deeply at my beliefs and emotions to overcome any mindset blocks I may have. While my main goal may be skill building, I understand the complexity of this challenge and am not solely focused on skill building. I am open to learning strategies from a variety of disciplines to help me achieve my goals, including but not limited to confidence building techniques, assertiveness, self-reflection, self-compassion work, mind-body stress reduction techniques, etc.
Yes, I am currently taking actions toward my goals. I am personally motivated and also open to learning motivation strategies if needed. I am interested in personal empowerment. I am committed to practicing and applying what I learn in this program immediately. I have a strong desire to create lasting change for myself. I know the work I have to do is my own and I am ready to do it. I am the type of person that is committed and willing to do the work in any program necessary for me to achieve my goals.
Yes, I am ready to take things to the next level of my personal and professional growth. My growth is not a lofty goal that can wait for another day but instead it is a current and active pursuit. It is a hot goal for me and I am serious about taking action now.
MY GUARANTEE TO YOU
I offer a guarantee to all of my coaching partners. If after completing all parts of your program, including the completion of the homework, online course and attendance at the Q&A and Practice Sessions, you have not found value from the program, just let me know. I will offer you a money back guarantee. I stand by my service and am confident in the value I offer my Catalyst Partners.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This is new to me. How do I know if this will work?
For any partnership to succeed, it takes commitment and understanding. In the Executive Coaching, it is important to understand that coaching is not a teacher/student relationship. It is a true partnership at it's core. Each person in the partnership is equal and the relationship is based on mutual respect. Openness is key. Commitment to doing the work is key. What makes my programs work, is that I have personally experienced much of what my partners are currently experiencing and have developed proven strategies to help. These strategies are shared in a safe, non-judgmental way with compassion and understanding for what you or your team members are experiencing. I have over 15 years of experience helping executives achieve their goals. I hold a Master's Degree in Management and Leadership and over 1500 hours of professional training and certifications in stress-reduction, communication, and mindfulness. I offer a whole-person approach to coaching and customize my programs and VIP days to my partner's specific goals.
What else is included in the Coaching Programs?
Check out the various coaching programs here. Each program includes coaching and skills training to help you achieve your goals. Programs are personalized and include the Master Course, additional support from me, and homework all to support your goals. Program durations are typically 6-weeks to12-weeks depending on your goal.
What else is included in the VIP day?
Before your VIP day, we’ll have a Launch Session to figure out how you or your team are going to get maximum return-on-investment from our time together.
How soon can I book you for a VIP day? or a Coaching Program?
I only take on a small number of partners per month. Sometimes I have openings right away and other times I am booked. If you have an upcoming presentation or interview, best to get on my calendar as soon as you can so we can begin.
I only have a week before my interview or presentation. Is it worth it to work with you?
Absolutely! I offer private VIP days to help prepare executives who need immediate assistance with an upcoming interview or presentation. The private VIP days include a similar process as the longer Coaching Programs with the exception of homework.
How will you hold me accountable?
Homework is a requirement of the Coaching Programs and is my way of holding you accountable to doing the work needed to achieve your goals. Personal accountability is key. I also offer coaching on motivation strategies to help boost personal accountability.
Is this therapy?
No. Coaching is not therapy or counseling, nor do I practice counseling or therapy. If we are working one-on-one in a private coaching program, it may become evident that you would benefit from services outside the scope of coaching and I will refer you to a trained therapist or counselor. During the private coaching sessions, you may bring up emotions and outdated thoughts that interfere with reaching your goals. If this is the case, I offer custom homework for self-reflection within the scope of coaching.
Is our work together confidential?
Yes, absolutely. I do not share anything about our partnership. Whether we work together privately or as part of a team training, the entire coaching and training process is confidential.