How will clients benefit with you as their coach?
That I am engaging and open, which allows for clients to feel comfortable and quickly establish a respective relationship; that I am able to listen without judgment; that I am able to see the “big picture” – I have an intuitive side that allows me to read people quickly; I am empathetic but firm; I am knowledgeable about a variety of subject areas; I have a good sense of humor; I give homework and empower people to be accountable for their future; I am passionate about my subject matter
“Barbara is a very experienced and professional coach with an easy demeanor. She provided me many insightful suggestions and valuable resources to work through my ideas, keeping me moving towards my desired goals. She listened intently to my issues and kept me on track with positive, encouraging tasks and feedback. I felt that every session with Barbara was well worth my time and investment” - - Faith A., Orlando, FL
“Barbara has done an excellent job of providing training and organizational development for our agency in our quest to better services for our clientele...she has an ability to analyze situations and provide solutions that are manageable to achieve and she is willing to assist in achieving these solutions. She has been a great resource for information on many levels” - - Court Educational Programs, Tavares, Fl
“I hired Dr. Barbara Seifert is a career coach when I lost my job as a result of restructuring. I found her to be a much more impactful career coach than I ever expected even with just a few coaching sessions. After working with her, I now see actions I can take and pathways to success that I didn't see before. My search is more productive now; I'm interviewing actively. I would gladly recommend Dr. Seifert to anyone seeking a career and/or success coach.” Joe P., Orlando, Fl
I first met Barbara at a networking meeting; I was feeling frustrated with the way my business was operating. After our meeting, I was able to redefine my vision and niche, develop and market a life coaching program, set up a nonprofit organization, developed a website, created a new brand for my business, and hired an administrative assistant. I have doubled my billable hours more than in the last 15 years. The 10 minutes she gave me literally changed my life and I'm thankful. Meeting her was a life-changing moment." - - David Hargrove Baker, Ph. D.
1. Ability to establish a relationship quickly
2. Ability to see “the big picture” and the possibilities; intuitive
3. Knowledge, tools and resources
4. Not afraid to discuss client issues, whether good or bad
5. Ability to listen without judgment; see a situation from all sides
I believe that self-awareness is the key to reaching our life goals, so my job as a coach is to help clients to understand themselves, i.e. why they behave as they do. This will allow them to be more aware of their motivations and desires, recognize their strengths, set manageable goals and focused strategies that will lead them to that desired end-result. I am the catalyst for this awareness; I have the tools and resources, as well as the accountability that will drive – and keep them- moving forward. While coaching is client-directed, I also feel that clients come to us for answers and my role is to lead them to the answers they seek.
My client list includes ages from high school students to older workers. I have coached clients who are just entering the workforce through those leaving, such as retirement. I have worked with blue collar workers through professionals, such as attorneys and business owners. My clients encompass 3 areas:
1. Career changers/job seekers
2. Workers having difficulty in the workforce
3. Corporate clients